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FINNISH NAVY (FINLAND)

SUBMARINES

VESIKKO submarine (1934)

Vesikko 1940

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vesikko   707 Crichton-Vulcan, Aabo 8/1931 10/5/1933 4/1934 stricken 1947, preserved 1962

 

Displacement standard, t

254

Displacement normal, t

? / 303

Length, m

40.9

Breadth, m

4.10

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MAN diesels / 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

700 / 360

Max speed, kts

13.1 / 8.1

Fuel, t

diesel oil 9

Endurance, nm(kts) 1500(13) / 50(5)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/60 Madsen, 5 - 450 TT (3 bow, 2 stern, 5)

Complement

19

Diving depth operational, m 90

Ship project history: This submarine was built in Finland under German order (under confidential agreement between Governments of these countries) bypassing the Versailles Treaty. She was used for training of German submariners till January, 1936 when she was redeemed by Finland and commissioned as Vesikko. She was designed by German designers on the basis of WWI-time submarine of UB II type. Actually she was a prototype for German submarine of II series.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: According to Parisian peace treaty in 1947 she was stricken, but never broken up, and in 1962 converted to a monument on Island Suomenlinna nearby to Helsinki.

Vesikko

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stoehr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16