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"There was also live anti-submarine fire": The ships of the Baltic naval forces took part in the expeditionary operation under British command

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"There was also live anti-submarine fire": The ships of the Baltic naval forces took part in the expeditionary operation under British command

The navies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania took part in a naval expeditionary operation under the command of British naval officers. We are talking about an operation in the southern part of the Baltic Sea. In addition to the Baltic and British military, Swedish servicemen took part in the maneuvers, and we are talking about the servicemen of the Swedish Air Force, who "were supposed to cover the maneuvers at sea from the air." It should be recalled that, unlike Britain and the Baltic states, Sweden is not part of NATO.


British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace:

The first joint naval expeditionary operation shows that our units are ready to work side by side with the allies of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden.

The Deputy Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, Major General Indrek Sirel, said that the main task of the operation was “to ensure the safety of sea routes in crisis situations”. According to the Estonian military leader, "this is very important, since the sea routes must be protected due to their strategic importance for the supply of the Baltic states." General Sirel did not specify who exactly and in what way is hindering the supply of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.

The Estonian Defense Ministry reported that the warships of Great Britain and the Baltic countries (and they have warships) "counteracted the activity of submarines, escorting transport ships and carrying out demining of sea routes."



From the report:

Live firing was carried out, including anti-submarine fire.

What ships took part in these maneuvers in the Baltic? These are the British frigates Lancaster and Westminster, the supply vessel Tiderace, as well as the Latvian patrol ship Jelgava, the Lithuanian minesweeper Selis and the command ship Jotvingis, the diving support vessel Vambola of the Estonian naval self-defense forces, which the Estonians inherited from Denmark after write-off.
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Estonian Ministry of Defense
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  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 14 March 2021 16: 54
    +6
    Immediately I remember my childhood, in the military garrison .. As boys, they ran to the shooting range and asked officers and soldiers: "Uncle, let me shoot")
    1. Installer
      Installer 14 March 2021 16: 57
      +4
      Latvian patrol ship "Jelgava", Lithuanian minesweeper Selis and command ship Jotvingis, diving support vessel "Vambola"
      These will definitely ask "Uncle let me shoot!"
      1. Machito
        Machito 14 March 2021 17: 46
        0
        Monkeys should not be allowed to shoot.
        The monkey on the ship is worse than dynamite. (FROM)
        1. mole
          mole 14 March 2021 20: 39
          -2
          Quote: Bearded
          Monkeys should not be allowed to shoot.
          The monkey on the ship is worse than dynamite. (FROM)

          In the photo, the articles look very presentable. Almost "gentlemen"!
          wink
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 14 March 2021 21: 06
            0
            Quote: Mole
            In the photo, the articles look very presentable. Almost "gentlemen"!

            It seems like one woman of them, who for the "bushmaster" with two fingers, as for ..... holds on ...
            1. mole
              mole 14 March 2021 21: 21
              -1
              Feel the difference?!
              https://yandex.ru/images/touch/search?text=%D0%9F%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BA+%D0%B8%D0%B7+%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%B8&img_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FDhqY_kbWsAAau-C.jpg&pos=3&rpt=simage&parent-reqid=1615745765578992-1800491907953076401900123-production-app-host-man-web-yp-129&source=wiz
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 14 March 2021 21: 54
                +2
                Quote: Mole
                Feel the difference?!
                https://yandex.ru/images/touch/search?text=%D0%9F%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BA+%D0%B8%D0%B7+%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%B8&img_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FDhqY_kbWsAAau-C.jpg&pos=3&rpt=simage&parent-reqid=1615745765578992-1800491907953076401900123-production-app-host-man-web-yp-129&source=wiz

                Found nothing
  3. hirurg
    hirurg 14 March 2021 16: 55
    +5
    Great Britain and the Baltic states (and they have warships)
    Already laughed.)
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 14 March 2021 17: 01
      +8
      Yes, there are some of the old little things there that friends from England, Holland, Norway, Germany and Sweden brought up ... Nothing serious, of course, but still. That's what the Swedes have begun to cling to NATO very much lately there is no gut, we were there among the enemies of them with the finn to a heap and did not have enough.
      1. hirurg
        hirurg 14 March 2021 17: 14
        +3
        Well, the fact that the Swedes and Finns are looking towards NATO is a temporary phenomenon.
        This scent is clear.
        Like jackals, grab your piece.
        Only they were late.))
        And it would be better if they were silent at all.)))
    2. venik
      venik 14 March 2021 18: 36
      +2
      Quote: hirurg
      Great Britain and the Baltic states (and they have warships)
      Already laughed.)

      =========
      Yes, yes! lol
      Estonia: 3 minesweeper-seeker, intact 2 control ship (one was retrained as a diving boat as unnecessary), and an autonomous underwater vehicle (and why did it surrender to them?) Total 5 pennants, with a displacement of no more than 577 tons) laughing ,

      "Navy" Lithuania look "more impressive" :( bully ): 1 control vessel (ex. minesag), 2 minesweeper, 4 patrol and patrol boats, and 4 auxiliary vessels (total 11 pennants, displacement of the largest (control vessel) 1.7 thousand tons).

      The "coolest" fleet in Latvia: 1 control vessel (ex. minesag), 8 patrol and patrol boats, 6 coast guard boats and 2 auxiliary vessel. Total already 17 pennants (the largest - control ship: 1.7 thousand tons)

      Those. in total, very small, but very proud "tribals" can exhibit 33 pennants (of which 18 are boats and 6 are auxiliary vessels! Almost all - written off from foreign fleets.
      This "armada" looks so "formidable" that, according to one of the members of the forum, even sprats swam away from them with fright .... along with the factories! lol
  4. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 14 March 2021 17: 00
    0
    I can of course be mistaken.
    But, if I remember correctly from the times of the Second World War, in the case of real databases, the entire Baltic will be instantly bombarded with mines and anti-submarine nets.
    And the minesweeper Selis is likely to be of little help here.
    Anyway. There is no need for ships to go there in times of crisis. Otherwise, many sorrows can happen.
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 14 March 2021 17: 03
      +14
      It is the minesweepers that will be useful to everyone then - this is their job.
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter 14 March 2021 17: 18
        +1
        "The minesweepers will be useful to everyone then - that's their job."
        Certainly. But what can a lone trawler from Lithuania do?
        Fiercely sad?
    2. knn54
      knn54 14 March 2021 17: 12
      +7
      On the BF in the early days of the war (unlike the Black Sea Fleet) there were few minesweepers.
      Hence the losses from mines during the Tallinn crossing.
      As you can see from the article MAIN goal is to attract the Swedes (it would be nice and the Finns) to the anti-Russian alliance.
      1. Avior
        Avior 14 March 2021 18: 31
        +2
        The problem was that at the beginning of the war, the minesweepers were charged with non-core tasks of supplying the islands and others, so it was difficult when moving with minesweepers
    3. Viktor Afanasev
      Viktor Afanasev 14 March 2021 17: 30
      +2
      Gulf of Finland, Botnik and coastal waters. The main part of the Baltic Sea is impossible to fill. The depths there are decent ...
      1. Avior
        Avior 14 March 2021 18: 32
        +1
        In the area of ​​Sosnovy Bor, for example
        1. Viktor Afanasev
          Viktor Afanasev 14 March 2021 18: 37
          -1
          It's part of Finnish, of course.
          But if there are real hostilities in the Baltic, most likely it will not reach the mines.
          The first part - the conquest of air supremacy. Further, whoever wins is the one who dances the Baltic. The surface ships of the losing side will not be able to get out from under the cover of coastal air defense, into the sea.
          The second part - search and destruction of submarines, if any. And they will not go in shallow water. Only in the central part of the Baltic ...
    4. mole
      mole 14 March 2021 20: 45
      0
      Quote: Benzorez
      I can of course be mistaken.
      But, if I remember correctly from the times of the Second World War, in the case of real databases, the entire Baltic will be instantly bombarded with mines and anti-submarine nets.
      And the minesweeper Selis is likely to be of little help here.

      According to their "doctrine" we ourselves will raise our legs. This is what they hope for.
    5. mole
      mole 14 March 2021 20: 46
      0
      In general, whose air is easier.
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    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 14 March 2021 18: 04
      -3
      consists of 4 used ships:
      K-a-a-k-k-aaaaya gr-oooo-knowing-yaya si-i-ila,)
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    2. Avior
      Avior 14 March 2021 18: 34
      -2
      Judging by the combat strength, the Balts were entrusted with the tasks of isolating the Baltic Fleet in case of war with the help of mine laying
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 14 March 2021 21: 13
        -1
        Quote: Avior
        Judging by the combat strength, the Balts were entrusted with the tasks of isolating the Baltic Fleet in case of war with the help of mine laying

        I also thought about it ..... I will not be surprised at the appearance in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea of ​​a permanent MTS unit of NATO countries from the Baltic countries and Poland ..... they will conduct combat chewing, and then newer ships from NATO can be obtained ... tp to contain the Morder ....
        1. Avior
          Avior 14 March 2021 23: 41
          +1
          Their minesweepers are not the newest in age, but in terms of design and filling they are very modern, and they underwent modernization.
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 14 March 2021 17: 06
    0
    Joint maneuvers - yes ... I remember how the Britos were laughing when one of the bolts decided to park in their port. First, he destroyed the pier, then he thought, turned it back - and gouged some dry cargo ship. These will fight. It was especially touched that from the pier sooo calmly this circus was commented on by Russian obscenities
  7. Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 14 March 2021 17: 28
    0
    It is not clear whose submarines they are going to track ??? fool fool
    Do they think that the Chinese will be accidentally blown away by a tailwind? laughing laughing
    We have 1 unit at the Baltic Fleet ... sad
    1. Deck
      Deck 14 March 2021 18: 08
      -1
      And that one is under repair. By the way, what about the minesweepers? Are all ten in the ranks?
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 14 March 2021 21: 15
      -2
      Quote: Viktor Afanasev
      It is not clear whose submarines they are going to track ??? fool fool
      Do they think that the Chinese will be accidentally blown away by a tailwind? laughing laughing
      We have 1 unit at the Baltic Fleet ... sad

      Therefore, there is still one unit ...
  8. iouris
    iouris 14 March 2021 20: 40
    -2
    Cod and Baltic herring will not spawn.
  9. Pastor
    Pastor 14 March 2021 20: 44
    -2
    We are with them in different life paradigms: today they cannot suck the Arabs in their cities, and then they seriously rattle their weapons at us. These scarecrows are for your own consumption. Do not judge strictly, this is just my opinion.
  10. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. 14 March 2021 21: 23
    0
    It seems that those who were not sorry were sent to the front line. Well, okay Chukhonts, but the British
    are used to carrying chestnuts with someone else's hands. Neither pandemics nor a newcomer are afraid of anything.
    sprinkle them with dust.
  11. Niko
    Niko 14 March 2021 21: 24
    +2
    Well, what do they have .... no one forbids laughing at their poor neighbors, of course, just do not forget that the Baltic "fleets" look about the same in comparison with the Russian, and the Russian itself looks in comparison with the US fleet, and even more so.
  12. Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. 15 March 2021 09: 08
    -1
    Actually, the entire bottom of the Baltic Sea is in pipelines, in cables for various purposes, in submerged chemical weapons.