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The archipelago fleet (Swedish: skärgårdsflottan), officially t...

wikipedia - 04 Sep 2015
The archipelago fleet (Swedish: skärgårdsflottan), officially the "fleet of the army" (arméns flotta), was a branch of the armed forces of Sweden which existed between 1756 and 1823. Its purpose was to protect the coasts of Sweden, which was surrounded by a natural barrier of archipelagoes (or skerries). Throughout its existence, it was a largely independent arm of the army, separate from the navy, with the exception of a few years in the late 1760s.

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