The Royal Swedish Navy is of great interest to students of naval affairs as an important example of a small but effective navy. However, most naval writers have Concentrated on the problems of the great powers at sea, and as a result there is no body of naval writings that fully explains for us the functions of small navies. The smaller nations have been left to their own devices in developlng a pattern of strategic uses for their own navies. In this process, the navy of a neutral and not aligned nation ls a rare example of a small naval force designed to be independent of other navies and alliances in performing its functions.
Hattendorf, John B.
"The Naval Defense of Sweden in the 1980s,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss1/3