Pansio-class minelayer

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Class overview
Name: Pansio class
Operators:  Finnish Navy
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Minelayer
Displacement: 680 tons
Length: 43 m (141 ft 1 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
  • 2 × diesel engines
  • 1,100 kW (1,500 hp)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement: 19

The Pansio-class minelayers[1] is a three-strong class of mine warfare vessels used by the Finnish Navy, built between 1991 and 1992.[2] The vessels can also be used for transport or to supply the naval forts. The vessels can carry a 100-ton load.

The ships are referred to as "mine ferries" in the Finnish Navy.

Mid-life upgrade[edit]

The three vessels went through a mid-life upgrade between 2015 and 2017, and are now expected to serve until the 2030's.

The upgrades included new main and auxiliary engines, as well as a new high-pressure fire extinguishing system.[3]

The vessels were also equipped with a Saab Trackfire RWS with a 7.62mm PKM machine gun and a 40mm Heckler & Koch GMG. The two Sako twin-barreled 23 mm/87 (modified ZU-23-2) were removed.


Pennant number: 90 (ex-876 and ex-576)
Builder: Olkiluoto
Built: 1991
Commissioned: 25 September 1991
Home base: Pansio
Current status: In active service
Pennant number: 875 (ex-575 and ex-475)
Builder: Olkiluoto
Commissioned: 26 May 1992
Home base: Upinniemi
Current status: In active service
Pennant number: 777
Builder: Olkiluoto
Commissioned: 29 October 1992
Home base: Upinniemi
Current status: In active service


  1. ^ "Marine units and Equipment". Finnish Defence Forces. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Minelayer / Transport Ferry". ILS Ltd. Archived from the original on 12 February 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. ^ [1]