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ESTONIAN NAVY (ESTONIA)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

minelayers

Ristna 1940

100 - 1000 t of displacement

Ristna (ex-№18 <No18>, ex-Апостол Пётр <Apostol Pyotr>) (1906, 600, 175 mines, 1920 - 13/8/1940 Soviet Ристна <Ristna>); Suurop (ex-№19 <No19>, ex-Апостол Павел <Apostol Pavel> (1906, 600, 175 mines, 1920 - 13/8/1940 Soviet Суроп <Surop>)

Ship project history: Former Russian auxiliary minesweepers, captured by Finnish troops at Helsingfors in April, 1918 and transferred to Estonia in 1920. Both were modernized in 1926-1927.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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