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FINNISH NAVY (FINLAND)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

DR2 minesweepers (1943-1944/1946)

Name 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

remarks: DR8 was one of ex-US Army tugs ST41-43, 341 - 344 or 474 - 476.

Displacement standard, t

150

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

21.0

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Atlas diesel

Power, h. p.

400

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

?

Armament

sweeps

Complement

?

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!

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16