Thursday, October 30, 2014

Finnish minelayer Ruotsinsalmi. 1942.08.12


Finnish minelayer Ruotsinsalmi. 1942.08.12
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Finnish minelayer Ruotsinsalmi


Ruotsinsalmi was a minelayer of the Finnish Navy and the namesake of her class. Ruotsinsalmi was commissioned in 1940 and remained in service until 1975. The vessel was named after the battle of Ruotsinsalmi, which was fought between Sweden and Russia in 1790.