Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hämeenmaa

The “Hämeenmaa” is a minelayer of the Finnish Navy, launched in 1991 and thoroughly modernized in 2007.
Minelayer Hämeenmaa, port of Livorno
The ships of this class, the other is the “Uusimaa”, are practically perfect for monitoring Russia's Baltic fleet.
Minelayer Hämeenmaa, port of Livorno
Minelayer Hämeenmaa, port of Livorno
Since October 2013 the “Hämeenmaa” is also the flagship of the Finnish Navy.

External links: Minelayer - Hämeenmaa-class minelayer (Wikipedia)

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

A much needed ship.

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive ship!

Lois said...

Very big! I like the picture of the flag.

Randy said...

I like the shot with the flag.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Dina said...

Interesting pictures and a nice ship but I hate to think of her having to put mines into the water.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful and elegant ship, a sin that it must be used in that way...

cieldequimper said...

Important job... You are so international!

Tanya Breese said...

nice! i like the flags on it!

Birdman said...

Like your flag shot with ship behind.

José Mendonça said...

The flag is beautiful!

RedPat said...

She looks fast!

Lowell said...

Beautiful photos of this rather menacing piece of military might. I would agree it is a necessary ship because it does a necessary job these days.

Halcyon said...

Unfortunately, military ships like these are needed. She does have a certain beauty though.

Stefan Jansson said...

Need to follow them Russians and see what they are up to so I guess this ship is still needed.

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure is big! It's sad that countries need to protect themselves from other nations but it's important to be alert and ready.