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Finland ends long wait for construction on the first Pohjanmaa-class corvette

30th October 2023 - 22:02 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The steel cutting ceremony at RMC's shipyard on the first-of-class Pohjanmaa-class corvette for the Finnish Navy. (Photo: Finnish Navy)

The four Pohjanmaa-class corvettes will be built as part of the Squadron 2020 programme following setbacks that delayed the beginning of construction.

Rauma Shipyard announced on 30 November 2023 that it had started construction on the first of the four planned Pohjanmaa-class corvettes for the Finnish Navy. The quartet will become the major surface combatants of the service replacing four Rauma-class Fast Attack Craft (FACs), two Hämeenmaa-class minelayers and the decommissioned minelayer Pohjanmaa.

Displacing some 4,200 tons, the new corvettes are 117m-long, 16m-wide and can attain a top speed of 26kt. They have been designed to operate in the Baltic Sea all year round in harsh weather conditions including stormy and icy conditions.

The latest delay in the project was about one and

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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