Ahven-class minesweeper

The Ahven-class minesweepers (English: Perch) was a series of six minesweepers of the Finnish Navy. The ships were constructed in 1937 at the Turun veneveistämö shipyard and saw service during World War II.

Class overview
Name: Ahven class
Preceded by: A class
Succeeded by: Kuha class
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 17 tons
Length: 17.2 m (56 ft)
Beam: 3.7 m (12 ft)
Draught: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 60 hp (45 kW)
Speed: 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h)
Complement: 8
Armament:
  • 1 × 20 mm Madsen
  • 6 mines
Notes: Ships in class include: Ahven 1, Ahven 2, Ahven 3, Ahven 4, Ahven 5, Ahven 6

The ships were later used as the basis for the design of the Kuha class. The Ahven class was scrapped in 1961.

Vessels of the class

  • Ahven 1, Ahven
  • Ahven 2, Kiiski
  • Ahven 3, Muikku
  • Ahven 4, Särki
  • Ahven 5, Kuore
  • Ahven 6, Lahna

See also


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