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FINNISH NAVY (FINLAND)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

LOUHI minelayer (1916/1918)

Louhi 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
M1 (ex- <Voin>), 1936- Louhi   Kolomna S Yd, Russia ? 1916 1916 // 4/1918 sunk 12/1/1945

 

 

Displacement normal, t

640

Displacement full, t

776

Length, m

50.0

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 3 boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 50

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 150 mines

Complement

46

Ship project history: Former Russian minelayer Voin. At escape of Baltic fleet from Finland she was abandoned at Helsingfors where in 1918 was captured by Finns.

Modernizations: late 1930s: + 2 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk II, 1 x 1 - 20/60 Madsen.

Naval service: Louhi was lost 12/1/1945 off Hanko on a mine (possibly, German).

M1

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15