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HNoMS Vale (N53)

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Name  Vale (N53)
Name  Virsaitis (A53)
Launched  1978
Draft  4 m
Namesake  VĂ¡li
Acquired  2003
Length  65 m
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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.

References

HNoMS Vale (N53) Wikipedia


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