EML Kalev (M414)

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EML Kalev M414
History
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
Estonia
Name: Kalev
Operator: Estonian Navy
Acquired: 5 September 1997
Decommissioned: 2004
Status: On display at the Estonian Maritime Museum since 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: Frauenlob-class minesweeper
Displacement: 246 tons full
Length: 37.91 m (124.4 ft)
Beam: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Draught: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 MTU MB 12V 493 TY70 diesel drives
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 1,120 km (600 nmi)
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 machine guns
Notes: Mine laying capability

EML Kalev (M414) was a Frauenlob-class minesweeper of the Estonian Navy, which belonged to the Mineships Division.

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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.

History[edit]

The EML Kalev (M414) was built in West-Germany, in the Krogerwerft shipyard in Rendsburg. The vessel was launched on 25 August 1966 and entered service on 16 June 1967. It was one of ten ships of class 394 with the home port of Neustadt in Holstein. The German Navy decommissioned five of these ships in 1995; Minerva (Kalev) and her sister Diana (Olev) were given to the Estonian Navy to operate. At the handing over ceremony the vessel received the 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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