Small Navies of the World – Mine Warfare Ships

Mine Warfare Ships

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Estonia – Sandown Class Minehunters LOA 172′ TDISP 490 tons (3 active, service since 2007) Formerly RN ships, service 1989-2005. Sandown class mine Talinn 2018

FinlandFNS Pohjanmaa 01 (1979) LOA 257′ TDISP 1,120 tons. Minelayer and training ship.

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FNS Pohhanmaa at Suomenlinn ca. 2010 Credit: MKFI, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Pohjanmaa 01 mine warfare Upinniemi, Finland 2014

Finland – Hameenmaa class minelayer LOA 255′ TDISP 1,470 tons. (2 active, service since 1992)

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FNS Uusimaa approaching the Särkänsalmi Strait, 2012. Credit: MKFI, Public domain,via Wikimedia Commons

FNS Hameenmaa 02 (1992) Hameenmaa 02 mine warfare Upinniemi, Finland 2014

FNS Uusimaa 05 (1992) Uusimaa 05 mine Turky Finland 2014

Finland – Katanpaa Class Minehunters LOA 172′ TDISP 700 tons (3 active, service since 2012)

Katanpaa class Mine Turku Finland 2014

Libya – Natya class minesweeper LOA 200′ TDISP 870 tons Natya derelict MS Benghazi 2021

Syria – Natya class minesweeper LOA 200′ TDISP 870 tons Natya Project 266M Latakia Syria 2018

Yemen – Natya class minesweeper LOA 200′ TDISP 870 tons Natya MS Yemen 2014

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