( Prezidentas Smetona )

Estonia,Baltic Sea

The minesweeper SMS M-59 was built by Deschimag Werk Seebeck and launched in October 1917 for the German navy. She was sold ten years later to Lithuania, and was the only navy vessel in the country until 1940. After the Soviet occupation in June 1940 she was confiscated and put in service as Pirmunas and later Coral. She was modified in 1944 and got the name T-33 under Russian command. Under a journey from Helsinki to Talinn she sank 11.January 1945, and the reason for this is disputed. Its believed she went down after hitting a mine. The wreck rest today outside the island Aegna.

Former names:
SMS M 59, Prezidentas Smetonas, Pirmunas,Koral
194,7 x 24,3 x 7,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
586 displ
Bremerhaven ( D ) 1917
Sventoji ( LT )

Picture: Prezident Smetona
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Last updated: September 2019