LKL Sūduvis (M52)

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M52 Suduvis ship.jpg
Career (Germany)
Name: Koblenz (M1071)
Namesake: Koblenz
Builder: Burmester Werft, Bremen
Launched: 6 May 1957
Commissioned: 8 July 1958
Decommissioned: 1975
Refit: 1960–64, to Type 331 minehunter
Fate: donated to Lithuania, 1999
Career (Lithuania)
Name: Sūduvis (M52)
Acquired: 1999
Commissioned: 22 June 1999
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Lindau-class minesweeper
Displacement: 395 t (389 long tons)
Length: 47.1 m (154 ft 6 in)
Beam: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU 871 diesel engines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • search sonar (193M)
Armament:
  • Bofors L/70 (40 mm) cannons
  • DK (12.7 mm) machine guns
  • combat radio-electronic devices
  • mine destruction charges
  • 2 x Type PAP 104 underwater ROVs
  • trawling equipment

LKL Sūduvis (M52) is a minehunter of the Lithuanian Naval Force. Built in West Germany in 1957 as Koblenz (M1071), a Lindau-class (or Type 320) minesweeper for the German Navy, she was upgraded to a Type 331 minehunter in the early 1960s. Germany donated Koblenz to the Lithuanian Naval Force in 1999. The ship, renamed Sūduvis, formed the nucleus of the Lithuanian Naval Force's Squadron of Mine-hunters, which was established on 22 June 1999. The squadron was augmented in 2001 with the similar donation of sister ship Marburg, which became Kursis (M51).

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