Lithuanian Navy replenished with decommissioned British minesweeper M 41 Quorn type Hunt

Lithuanian Navy replenished with decommissioned British minesweeper M 41 Quorn type Hunt

Lithuanian naval forces will soon be replenished with a new ship. As the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain informs, the Lithuanian military department bought the Royal Equipment withdrawn in December 2017 fleet Hunting minesweeper M 41 Quorn.


The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania purchased a decommissioned minesweeper M 41 Quorn from the Hunt type from the UK. It will become the third ship of this type in the Lithuanian Navy. The transaction was conducted through the agency for the sale of military property of the British Ministry of Defense, the cost of the minesweeper amounted to 1 million pounds. It is clarified that the cost of disposal of the ship would be 750 thousand pounds.

Before the transfer, the minesweeper will undergo repairs and modernization, which, most likely, will take place at British enterprises. Currently, a tender has been announced "for predominantly British companies" to carry out ship repairs. It is assumed that the minesweeper will join the Lithuanian Navy in two years.

According to the bmpd blog, in 2008 Lithuania acquired from the United Kingdom two similar minesweepers of the Hunt type, also withdrawn from the fleet. In 2011, they became part of the Lithuanian Navy as the M 53 Skalvis and M 54 Kuršis.

In total, from the period from 1980 to 1989, 13 Hunt type minesweepers were introduced into the British Navy. The standard displacement of ships is 762 tons, length - 60 meters, width - 9,8 meters, draft - 2,2 meters. The power plant - two Napier Deltic diesel engines, cruising speed - 15 knots, range - 1500 miles at 12 knots. The crew - 45 people, including 6 officers.
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  2. Atlant-1164 2 May 2020 14: 10 New
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    at such a pace, the Lithuanian Navy will become the most “powerful”, and combat-ready in NATO in the Baltic!)
    1. Dmitry Donskoy 2 May 2020 14: 45 New
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      It is interesting, but that labuses are going to trawl with such an armada? lol
      1. Trofimov Andrey 2 May 2020 17: 52 New
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        Sprats and Sprats
      2. sharp-lad 2 May 2020 22: 00 New
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        Mines and sunken torpedoes. In the Baltic, this good is still in bulk.
    2. Normal ok 3 May 2020 02: 07 New
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      The Baltic Puddle is the best suited for mine warfare. Therefore, minesweepers are really needed there. But not so ancient.
  3. rich 2 May 2020 14: 12 New
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    HUNT TALES (UK)





    WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT
    The artillery armament of the Hunt type ships is very modest - it is represented by the only artillery mount. Initially, 40mm Bofors Mk.9 submachine guns were installed on minesweepers, but later they were replaced with more modern 30-mm DS-30 gun mounts. The main means of mine search is the type 193M sonar. The eight last ships at the entrance to the modernization received new type 2193 sonars. They surpass any other mine detection stations in their capabilities and are capable of detecting and classifying objects the size of a soccer ball at a distance of up to 1000 m. Remote-controlled underwater vehicles are also used to search for mines and destroy them. Initially, minesweepers carried two RAR-104 vehicles (of French manufacture) each, but subsequently other types of vehicles were introduced into their armaments. Ships can also use traditional trawls (acoustic Osborne, electromagnetic MM Mk11 and contact Oropeza Mk3), but they are considered a secondary means of fighting mines. In addition, the ships are equipped with a type 1006 navigation radar and CAAIS information-control system (during the modernization they were replaced by type 1007 radar and NAUTIS 3 control system).
    Technical Specifications of Hunting Minesweepers
    Displacement full 762 t
    Length - 60 m
    Width - 9,8 m
    Draft - 2,2 m
    Engines - 2 Napier Deltic Diesels
    Power - 2x3,540 hp
    15 nodes travel speed
    Cruising Range - 1500 miles with 12-nodal travel
    Crew - 45 people (including 6 officers)
    Radar Weapons - Kelvin Hughes 1006 or 1007 - Navigation
    Electronic Weapons - Gas Mine Detection: Plessey M193; Gas Detection: Mil Cross
    Flak
    - 1 x 30-mm machine MSI DS-30B; or a 40-mm automatic Bofors Mk. 9;
    - 2 x 20 mm Oerlikon assault rifles or 2 x 7,62 mm machine guns
    Mine torpedo armament
    - SeaFox mine destruction system;
    - mine search engines PAP;
    - magnetic trawl MS 14;
    - acoustic trawl Sperry MSSA;
    - contact trawl K8 Oropesa
    1. Avior 2 May 2020 14: 41 New
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      In general, the minesweeper after modernization remains a completely modern ship for its tasks.
      The artillery armament of the Hunt type ships is very modest - it is represented by the only artillery mount.

      Yeah. Put another on the minesweeper?
      1. Piramidon 2 May 2020 16: 46 New
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        Quote: Avior
        In general, the minesweeper after modernization remains a completely modern ship for its tasks.
        The artillery armament of the Hunt type ships is very modest - it is represented by the only artillery mount.

        Yeah. Put another on the minesweeper?

        Yankees before Svidomo transfer their boats, remove their weapons. And what do the Britons do, not in the know? recourse
        1. Avior 2 May 2020 16: 57 New
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          I don’t know which system.
          But the Americans and others made a big program when transferring the ships.
          But there artillery rather symbolic
          When the Americans passed Perry, the guns remained
        2. danske75 3 May 2020 17: 40 New
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          The other two are Bofors and two MG43 each
    2. Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 May 2020 15: 18 New
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      Sea storm. We now need to be afraid.
    3. rich 2 May 2020 16: 59 New
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      Five cons for TTX? belay
      It must be understood that what kind of technique in the article is it that nobody is interested in?
    4. Rzzz 2 May 2020 19: 36 New
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      The key characteristics of the minesweeper were not indicated: the hull of what material.
      1. danske75 3 May 2020 17: 41 New
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        Fiberglass cases and all non-magnetic metal devices
        1. Rzzz 4 May 2020 17: 34 New
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          Since a plastic one, then everything is clear. The service life of a fiberglass hull is about 30-40 years, then it loses strength, it becomes unsafe to go to sea like this. Osmosis begins - water leaks through the body material, through microcracks. The resin exfoliates from the glass base. Well, in general, all sorts of unpleasant phenomena occur.
          What is most nasty with a fiberglass case - there are no technologies for the disposal of this material. The metal case can be cut and advantageously sent for remelting, and the plastic one can not be saved. Crumble and bury only, but it costs money and greatly excites environmentalists, toxic rubbish turns out.
          That is, the citizens turned a profitable operation. They saved on recycling, got millions of money, got rid of unusable and unsafe steamer, did not allow pollution of their nature with plastic garbage.
          Plus - they got the opportunity to profitably sell spare parts warehouses for these monstrous motors.
    5. Sergey S. 2 May 2020 20: 42 New
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      Quote: Rich
      Engines - 2 Napier Deltic Diesels

      We decided to kick the diesels "Stars".
      Here is their contemporary, with an overwhelming degree of originality and overwhelming complexity of assembly and operation.
      The diesel engine consists of 6 sections, each of which consists of 3 bushings according to the scheme with oppositely moving pistons. Each section is in the form of a triangle, with the top down.
      A total of 18 bushings, 36 pistons, 3 crankshafts.
      To all this is a two-stroke engine with all inherent emissions and oil consumption.

      May need to be imbued with respect for domestic developments. Moreover, the "Stars" diesels have a resource many times greater than, for example, tank ones.
      1. Rzzz 4 May 2020 17: 52 New
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        Quote: Sergey S.
        Moreover, Diesels "Stars" have a resource many times greater than, for example, tank

        But still, the resource consumption and reliability of the "stars" are completely unsatisfactory by modern standards. The rich USSR could afford to change such diesel engines once a year on boats, in Russia with a piece release - it’s nonsense.
        1. Sergey S. 4 May 2020 19: 15 New
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          Quote: rzzz
          The rich USSR could afford such diesel engines

          I agree.
          But this is what we need to talk about ....
          ... And to understand that the charge for speed is not only in money, but also in more frequent and more complex service.
    6. Sergey S. 2 May 2020 20: 44 New
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      Quote: Rich
      HUNT TALES (UK)

      More familiar - the head "Brecon", 1980
  4. askort154 2 May 2020 14: 17 New
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    Why dispose of £ 750 thousand for blood, if it can be fused for 1 million suckers.
    1. Terenin 2 May 2020 14: 30 New
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      Before the transfer, the minesweeper will undergo repairs and modernization, which will most likely take place at British enterprises. Currently, a tender has been announced "for predominantly British companies" to carry out ship repairs.
      Yes, why such tricks? request include Lithuania immediately in the UK ... Moreover, they offered (T.May), EU citizens, British “second-class citizenship”
    2. orionvitt 2 May 2020 17: 41 New
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      Quote: askort154
      if you can rafting for 1 million suckers.

      Destiny of souvenir states, carrying out castoffs for the owners.
  5. Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 May 2020 14: 22 New
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    The economy of the Baltic states is so shaky that they do not disdain scrap metal.
    1. Rzzz 4 May 2020 22: 12 New
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      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
      that scrap does not disdain.

      If scrap metal. And then in fact, toxic non-recyclable fiberglass waste.
  6. Maki maki 2 May 2020 14: 35 New
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    Lithuanian naval forces will soon be replenished with a new ship

    "New" - it was necessary to write in quotation marks smile
    1. Pete mitchell 2 May 2020 17: 10 New
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      Quote: Maki Maki
      Lithuanian naval forces will soon be replenished with a new ship

      "New" - it was necessary to write in quotation marks smile

      And I thought Naval forces I had to write in quotation marks. lol This is a banter of course. They actually, as part of the combined squadron, trawl the Baltic Sea once a year.
  7. Vitaly Tsymbal 2 May 2020 14: 36 New
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    And the future when it becomes the past .... not everything that is old over the years, today is more effective than the new ????
  8. KVU-NSVD 2 May 2020 14: 36 New
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    You can neighing, but you can look differently. Near our Kaliningrad there will appear (two already exist) three not the oldest ships capable of trawling and probably staging mines, patrolling and it’s quite possible to RTR (who knows what they’re cramming there during restoration)
    1. Piramidon 2 May 2020 16: 42 New
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      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      (who knows what is being crammed during restoration)

      To "cram" something worthwhile, you need money. In exchange for sprats, none of him will make a child prodigy. Get darned, tinted ...
      1. KVU-NSVD 2 May 2020 18: 12 New
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        Quote: Piramidon
        To "cram" something worthwhile, you need money. In exchange for sprats, none of him will make a child prodigy. Get darned, tinted ...
        Reply

        When this is not done in the interests of a particular Lithuania, they cram what they need and disguise it as it should, and the money will find how much is needed. And here is a legal ship, adjacent almost to the base of the country, legally and constantly performing patrol tasks near it - not coming from some kind of Holland for a “peaceful passage through international waters,” namely, a local patrolman who is peacefully “chasing poachers and smugglers”. From my point of view, an excellent option for a disguised RTR ship plus its other tasks
  9. svp67 2 May 2020 14: 37 New
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    Lithuanian naval forces will soon replenish NEW by ship.
    Sounds like irony
  10. knn54 2 May 2020 14: 37 New
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    !, 75 million net profit plus 2,5 million for repairs. For the UK will not be superfluous.
    Lithuania could buy a new one for that kind of money.
    1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 2 May 2020 16: 19 New
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      Lithuania could buy a new one for that kind of money.
      “Alexandrites” (a direct analogue of the “Khantam” with similar characteristics, a similar hull and even look like they look from the same project), the Russian Navy buys about $ 85 million each.
  11. Avior 2 May 2020 14: 38 New
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    As I understand it, Hunt type minesweepers approximately correspond in their capabilities to the latest project 12700 minesweepers, of which there are just three in service, and several more are under construction.
    True, I do not know what they have with mine equipment, which the French refused to supply.
    1. Tusv 2 May 2020 14: 51 New
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      Quote: Avior
      As I understand it, Hunt type minesweepers are approximately equivalent in capabilities to the latest project 12700 minesweepers

      Is it worth comparing? The minesweepers of the project 12700 have a composite hull, which does not fonit, therefore, a priori is looking further
      1. Avior 2 May 2020 15: 02 New
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        Do you think Hunt has a riveted steel? smile
        The same fiberglass
        1. Tusv 2 May 2020 15: 28 New
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          Did not know. thank
  12. APASUS 2 May 2020 15: 20 New
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    I was always surprised at the rational approach of the West to the disposal of weapons and industrial equipment of various kinds. First, the West buys the government of the country, and then turns the country into a dump of used equipment, under the plausible pretext of combating evil!
    This is how politics is turned into a coin!
    1. Ovsigovets 2 May 2020 15: 27 New
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      and nevertheless it’s a minesweeper .... and even the third in the Lithuanian Navy in particular and NATO as a whole ..... and as a result it gives all the same conservation (and in this case even the return of this unit to the asset) and money to the military budget of the WB
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  13. vkd.dvk 2 May 2020 15: 21 New
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    There was no concern at the woman; I bought myself a piglet.
  14. sergo1914 2 May 2020 16: 00 New
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    P - fishing. Sh-sprats.
  15. Vasyan1971 2 May 2020 16: 10 New
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    the cost of the minesweeper amounted to 1 million pounds. It is clarified that the cost of disposal of the ship would be 750 thousand pounds.

    Well, what can I say? Respect and respect for English flea marketers ... request
  16. Andrei Nikolaevich 2 May 2020 21: 43 New
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    Powerful ... no words ...)
  17. lvov_aleksey 2 May 2020 23: 14 New
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    Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
    It is interesting, but that labuses are going to trawl with such an armada? lol

    if they find the sunken ships of the Navy or mines, no matter which country it will be a big plus ++++++++++++++
    https://www.interfax.ru/russia/706259
    this is an example of how you can accidentally find a ship, how many years have you been looking ...
    15 miles is not a great distance from the coast, but how much they will find near their coasts, we cannot walk there.
    1. danske75 3 May 2020 17: 52 New
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      Almost every year in the Baltic, open spirit teachings take place. Here I googled, for 1 minute, in 2016 only in these exercises, only in the waters of Lithuania and Latvia found 15 minutes, 3 torpedoes and the remains of 3 ships. in 2019, only in these exercises found 8 min. One of them is 2 km from the gate of the port of Claiped.
  18. Romanenko 2 May 2020 23: 59 New
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    Excellent sprats to catch, let them buy and get down to business
  19. tolmachiev51 3 May 2020 04: 53 New
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    Everything is better than rubber boats !!! It can be considered the second "sea power" after taming of course! - those in fact are American trash.
  20. Olegi1 3 May 2020 09: 44 New
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    "All the best for the children."

    To paraphrase - all the worst - to slaves.