Ajonpää-class minesweeper

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Class overview
Name: Ajonpää
Builders: Denmark
Operators: Finnish Navy
Built: 1941-1942
In commission: 1941-1962
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 52 tons
Length: 20.0 m (65.6 ft)
Beam: 5.3 m (17 ft)
Draught: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 200 hp (150 kW)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h)
Armament: 1 × 20 mm Madsen AA
Notes: Ships in class include: Ajonpää, Kallanpää

Ajonpää and Kallanpää were bought from Denmark during the Continuation War and were intended for clearing influence mines. Both ships survived the wars, Ajonpää was retired 1960 and Kallanpää on 1962.[1]


  1. ^ Auvinen, Visa (1983). Leijonalippu merellä [Lion flag at sea] (in Finnish). Pori, Finland: Satakunnan Kirjapaino Oy. pp. 86–87. ISBN 951-95781-1-0.