|Name Vale (N53)|
Name Virsaitis (A53)
Draft 4 m
Length 65 m
|Builder Mjellem & Karlsen Verft, Bergen|
Fate Donated to Latvia, 2003
HNoMS Vale (N53) was a Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer. She was built by Mjellem & Karlsen in Bergen in 1978, and named after Odin's son Vale from Norse mythology. Vale was given to the Latvian Navy in 2003. She was renamed Virsaitis, that in translation from Latvian means "Chieftain".
Her sister ship HNoMS Vidar (N52) was sold to Lithuania in 2006.