HMS Östergötland, Swedish Navy

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Coat of arms (crest) of the HMS Östergötland, Swedish Navy

Official blazon

i rött fält Östergötlands vapenbild, en gyllene grip med drakvinge och draksvans smat med blå draktunga och beväring, i vart av sköldens hörn åtföljd av en ros av silver.

(Gules, the provincial badge of Östergötland, a griffin with dragon wing and tail segreant or, armed and langued azure between four roses argent)

Motto (adopted by the Submarine, not shown): Securitas orare maritimare = Security of the Coasts.


The Ship uses the Coat of Arms of the namegiving province. The name has been used by a Galley (launched 1749), a Destryer in Service 1958-1982 and at present the name is used by a Submarine in Service since 1985. ___________________________________________________________

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Literature: Christian Braunstein: Heraldiska vapen inom det svenska försvaret - Heraldry of the Swedish Armed Forces.