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VIRSAITIS (A-53) class

Country of Origin: Latvia

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 Name         Pendant    Launched        Commissioned     Status

 VIRSAITIS    A-53       Aug. 5, 1977    Feb. 10, 1978    Active
   (ex-Norwegian VALE, N-53)


This ship was ordered by Norway on June 11, 1975, primarily as a coastal minelayer. These ships also served as torpedo recovery vessels, personnel and cargo transports, fisheries protection ships and ASW escorts.

She was transferred as a gift to Latvia on Jan. 27, 2003....

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