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LATVIAN NAVY (LATVIA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

VIESTURS minesweepers (1926)

Viesturs 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Viesturs   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France early 1926 27/5/1926 autumn 1926 to USSR 13/8/1940 (Виестурс <Viesturs>)
Imanta   A C Augustin-Normand, Le Havre, France spring 1926 11/8/1926 late 1926 to USSR 13/8/1940 (Иманта <Imanta>)

 

Displacement standard, t

265

Displacement full, t

310

Length, m

46.0 pp 48.9 oa

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

750

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 28

Endurance, nm(kts) 1100(11)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1925?, 30 mines, sweeps

Complement

39

Ship project history: Purpose-built minesweepers-minelayers. Design was developed on the basis of tug.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Both minesweepers were incorporated to Red Navy in August 1940.

Imanta 1927

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