Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921)
|Builder:||Mercantile-Belyard Shipyard, Rupelmonde|
|Launched:||3 February 1988|
|Christened:||25 February 1989|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Tripartite-class minehunter|
|Length:||51.5 m (169 ft)|
|Beam:||8.96 m (29.4 ft)|
|Height:||18.5 m (61 ft)|
|Draught:||3.6 m (12 ft)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Range:||3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)|
|Boats & landing
|Complement:||4 officers, 15 non-commissioned officers, 17 sailors|
|Armament:||3 × 12.7 mm machine guns|
Lobelia (M921) is a Tripartite-class minehunter of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on 3 February 1988 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Anne Van De Kerckhof, the wife of the then Mayor of Diest, on 25 February 1989. The patronage of Lobelia was accepted by the city of Diest. It was the seventh of the Belgian Tripartite-class minehunters. The Belgian Naval Component announced on its website on 5 November 2007 that Mrs. Van De Kerckhof, the godmother of Lobelia, had died on 27 October. A delegation of the crew of Lobelia attended her funeral.
- "Meter M921 Lobelia overleden" (in Dutch). The Belgian Naval Component. 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2007.
- "Décès de la marraine du M921 Lobelia" (in French). The Belgian Naval Component. 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2007.
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