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DR2 minesweepers (1943-1944/1946)


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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
DR1 (ex-ST...) 1   USA 1943 1943 1943 // 1946 stricken 1954
DR2 (ex-ST343) 2   American Machinery Co, Orlando, USA 1943 1943 8-10/1943 // 1946 tug Pyhtää 1952
DR4 4   USA 1943 1943 1943 // 1946 stricken 1952
DR5 5   USA 1943 1943 1943 // 1946 stricken 1952
DR6 (ex-ST338) 6   United Boat Service, City Island, USA 1943 1943 11/1943-3/1944 // 1946 stricken 1949
DR7 (ex-ST342) 7   American Machinery Co, Orlando, USA 1943 1943 8-10/1943 // 1946 tug Pirttisaari 1952
DR8 (ex-ST...) 8   American Machinery Co, Orlando, USA 1943 1943 1-12/1943 // 1946 stricken 1948
DR9 (ex-ST337) 9   United Boat Service, City Island, USA 1943 1943 11/1943-3/1944 // 1946 stricken 1948
DR10 (ex-ST476) 10   American Machinery Co, Orlando, USA 1943 1943 11-12/1943 // 1946 tug Purha 1952
DR13 (ex-ST...) 13   USA 1943 1943 11-12/1943 // 1946 stricken 1950
DR14 (ex-ST339) 14   United Boat Service, City Island, USA 1943 1943 11/1943-3/1944 // 1946 stricken 1949
DR18 (ex-ST335) 18   United Boat Service, City Island, USA 1943 1943 11/1943-3/1944 // 1946 stricken 1952


Technical data


Displacement standard, t150
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

21.0

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m2.60
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Atlas diesel

Power, h. p.

400

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement 


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Ship project history


Former tugs of US Army, used as minesweepers by Finnish Navy.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


DR17(?) was badly damaged by magnetic mine. NB! Data of ships' names and fates have to be refined!