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Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921)

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Name  Lobelia
Christened  25 February 1989
Launched  3 February 1988
Draft  3.6 m
Namesake  Lobelia
Status  in active service
Length  52 m
Builder  Rupelmonde
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Class and type  Tripartite-class minehunter
Displacement  536 t (528 long tons) empty 605 t (595 long tons) full load

Lobelia (M921) is a Tripartite-class minehunter of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on 3 February 1988 at the Mercantile-Belyard shipyard in Rupelmonde and christened by Anne Van De Kerckhof, the wife of the then Mayor of Diest, on 25 February 1989. The patronage of Lobelia was accepted by the city of Diest. It was the seventh of the Belgian Tripartite-class minehunters. The Belgian Naval Component announced on its website on 5 November 2007 that Mrs. Van De Kerckhof, the godmother of Lobelia, had died on 27 October. A delegation of the crew of Lobelia attended her funeral.

Lobelia is currently commanded by Lieutenant First Class Yacin Nini.

References

Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921) Wikipedia


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