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Two former Minelayers sold to Estonia
The Royal Danish Navy has sold two decommissioned minelayers of the LINDORMEN Class to Estonia
One of the minelayers will be part of the young Estonian Navy, while the other one should serve as a civilian training ship for the Estonian Maritime Academy.
By Johnny E. Balsved
The Royal Danish Navy has sold two of its former minelayers of the LINDORMEN Class to Estonia. The minelayers were decommisssioned from the RDN October 22, 2004, as part of the Defense agreement.
But the former minelayers will undertake new tasks for the Estonians.
The LOSSEN was bought by the Estonian Maritime Academy and is intended to be used primarily as a civilian traing vessel for new marine officers.
Tender and Utility Vessel
In April 2006 the LINDORMEN was handed over to the Estonian Navy, where it will serve primarily as a tender and utility vessel for the young navy.
The LOSSEN is the fourth ship to be sold or handed over to the Estonians.
In 1994 the former arctic patrol cutter MALLEMUKKEN was handed over to the newly established Estonaian Navy, and in 2000 the off shore patrol vessel BESKYTTEREN was handed over.
BESKYTTEREN is now the flag carrier of the Estonian Navy carrying the name ADMIRAL PITKA, and MALLEMUKKEN is named AHTI.
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This page was first published: August 1, 2006