Finnish frigate Uusimaa
|Laid down:||27 August 1953|
|Launched:||6 June 1954|
|Completed:||21 December 1954|
|Status:||sold to Finland, 1964|
|Class and type:|
|Length:||91.5 m (300 ft)|
|Beam:||10.1 m (33 ft)|
|Draft:||3.2 m (10 ft)|
|Propulsion:||steam turbines, 14,900 kW|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h)|
|Range:||2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km) at 15 knots|
As the Finnish Navy had a manpower restriction after World War II, the navy suffered personnel shortages after the commissioning of the Turunmaa and Karjala. The navy limited therefore the use of its two Hämeenmaa frigates and finally decided to retire them.
Uusimaa was in Finnish Navy service between 1964-1980. She was decommissioned in 1979 and cannibalized for spare parts for the Hämeenmaa.
- The sister ship Hämeenmaa
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