EML Kalev (M414)

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EML Kalev M414
Career (Germany)
Name: Minerva
Operator: German Navy
Builder: Krogerwerft Rendsburg Germany
Launched: 25 August 1966
Commissioned: 16 June 1967
Decommissioned: 16 February 1995
Fate: Donated to Estonia
Career (Estonia)
Name: Kalev
Operator: Estonian Navy
Acquired: 5 September 1997
Decommissioned: 2004
Fate: since 2004 museum ship
Estonian Maritime Museum
General characteristics
Class and type: Frauenlob-class minesweeper
Displacement: 246 tons full
Length: 37.9.1 m
Beam: 8.2 m
Draught: 2.4 m
Propulsion: 2 shafts propulsors
diesel drives
2 MTU MB 12V 493 TY70 diesel drives
Speed: 12 knots
Range: 1,120 km (600 nmi; 700 mi)
Complement: 6 officers, 19 sailors
Crew: 25
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation radar
Atlas Elektronik, I-band
Armament: 1 × 40mm/70 Bofors automatic cannon
2 × 12.7 mm Browning MG gun
Notes: mines laying capability

EML Kalev (M414) was a Frauenlob-class minesweeper of the Estonian Navy and belonged into the Estonian Navy Mineships Division.


The minesweeper Kalev was a vessel in the Estonian Navy Mineships Division and also the first modernized Frauenlob class minesweeper. At the beginning of 2004 the "Kalev" was discharged from service and transferred to the Estonian Maritime Museum.


The EML Kalev (M414) is built in West-Germany, in the Krogerwerft shipyard in Rendsburg. The vessel was launched on 25 August 1966 and she entered service on 16 June 1967. It was one of 10 ships of class 394 with home port Neustadt i. Holstein. The German Navy decommissioned 5 of these ships in 1995 Minerva (Kalev) and her sister Diana (Olev) were given to the Estonian Navy to operate. On the ceremony the vessel received an Estonian name Kalev. The third sister Undine was handed over to the Estonian Navy in 2001 as Vaindlo. In 2004 the Estonian Navy decommissioned the ships and Kalev was handed to the Estonian Maritime Museum in Tallinn.[1][2]

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