Naval War College Review


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.