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LKL Sūduvis (M52)

M52 Suduvis ship.jpg
Name: Koblenz (M1071)
Namesake: Koblenz
Builder: Burmester Werft, Bremen
Launched: 6 May 1957
Commissioned: 8 July 1958
Decommissioned: 1975
Refit: 1960–64, to Type 331 minehunter
Fate: donated to Lithuania, 1999
Name: Sūduvis (M52)
Acquired: 1999
Commissioned: 22 June 1999
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Lindau-class minesweeper
Displacement: 395 t (389 long tons)
Length: 47.1 m (154 ft 6 in)
Beam: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU 871 diesel engines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
search sonar (193M)

LKL Sūduvis (M52) is a minehunter of the Lithuanian Naval Force. Built in West Germany in 1957 as Koblenz (M1071), a Lindau-class (or Type 320) minesweeper for the German Navy, she was upgraded to a Type 331 minehunter in the 1970s. Germany donated Koblenz to the Lithuanian Naval Force in 1999. The ship, renamed Sūduvis, formed the nucleus of the Lithuanian Naval Force's Squadron of Mine-hunters, which was established on 22 June 1999. The squadron was augmented in 2001 with the similar donation of sister ship Marburg, which became Kursis (M51).


  • "The Squadron of Mine-hunters". Lithuanian Armed Forces. Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
  • "Koblenz (6124570)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 9 November 2009.