Naval drills between Finnish and German Navies in Gulf of Finland

Naval drills between Finnish and German Navies in Gulf of Finland

According to information published by the Finnish Navy on February 17, 2022, the Hämeenmaa-class minelayer Uusimaa and the German navy Frankenthal-class minehunters Datteln and Fulda exercised together in the Gulf of Finland.

The Hämeenmaa-class minelayers is a two-vessel strong class of coastal minelayers, used by the Finnish Navy.

The ships have a steel hull and aluminum alloy superstructure. The class has an ice operating classification of ICE-1A and can operate year-round in ice up to 40 cm thick.

The Type 332 Frankenthal-class minehunter is a class of German minehunters. The ships are built of non-magnetic steel. The Hull, machinery, and superstructure of this class are similar to the original Type 343 Hameln-class minesweeper, but the equipment differs.

The class of minehunters has a length of 54.4 m, a beam of 9.2 m, and a draft of 2.6 m, she can reach a top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h) and is able to accommodate up to 41 crew members.

The ships are armed with one 27 mm Mauser BK-27 autocannon and two FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS surface-to-air missiles and two Pinguin B3 ROV Mine Disposal Systems.

Source: navyrecognition

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