EML Olev (M415)

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Career (Germany)
Name: Diana
Operator: German Navy
Builder: Krogerwerft Rendsburg Germany
Launched: 13 December 1966
Commissioned: 21 September 1967
Decommissioned: 16 February 1995
Fate: Donated to Estonia
Career (Estonia)
Name: Olev
Operator: Estonian Navy
Acquired: 5 September 1997
General characteristics
Class & type: Frauenlob class minelayer
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 × 40 mm/70 Bofors automatic cannon
2 × 12.7 mm Browning machine gun
Notes: Mine counter measures equipment:
2 × ECA PAP 104 Mk.5 remotely controlled submarines (ROV) with explosives
contact-sweeper
Mines laying capability

EML Olev (M415) is a Frauenlob-class minelayer of the Estonian Navy Mineships Division.

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The minelayer Olev is a vessel of the Estonian Navy Mineships Division and also the third modernized Frauenlob class minelayer. In 2003 a cooperation contract was signed between the Paldiski city council and the minelayer Olev which gave the vessel a right to wear the Paldiski town coat of arms and to introduce the city in all foreign harbors across the world.

History[edit]

The Olev (M415) was built in West-Germany, in a Krogerwerft shipyard in Rendsburg. The vessel was launched on 13 December 1966 and she entered service a year later on 21 September 1967. The German Navy decommissioned Diana and two of her twin sisters Minerva and Undine in late 1990s and gave the vessels to the Estonian Navy to operate. On the ceremony the vessel received an Estonian name Olev.[1]

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