Project 50 Frigate, Hämeenmaa (02) - Finlandized Frigate

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Project 50 Escort Ship, Hämeenmaa (02)

Coastal vessel, Finnish Pr.50 frigate with a CIWS gun and L/70 Bofors but no torpedoes.

In 1964 Finland acquired 2 Soviet Project 50 frigates to bolster their navy with large ships. The ships Filin and SKR-69 (nice) were transferred with additional crew training provided. They were renamed the Uusimaa and Hämeenmaa respectively, and became the largest ships in the Finnish Navy. The 2 ships formed the Escort Ship Flotilla, and were well-liked by their crews for their good seakeeping. The ships participated in many training exercises and cruises, although by the end of the 1960s, manpower shortages due to military restrictions and newly commissioned ships led to only 1 of the ships being used at a time, with the other kept at port. In the 1970s, both ships had their anti-aircraft defences upgraded, with the addition of a 30mm CIWS at the bow and L/70 Bofors replacing the old 37mms. By 1979, Uusimaa was decommissioned and cannibalized for spare parts for Hämeenmaa, which was then converted to a minelayer with its torpedoes removed and bridge superstructure enlarged. Later on its rear gun would also be removed. It served until 1985 when it was scrapped.

Specifications: (1979)

3x1 100mm B-34USMA
2x1 40mm Bofors L/70 Type 315
1x2 30mm AK-230
4x1 BMB-2 DCT (36 depth charges)
50 Mines

1050t standard
1337t full

Length: 90.9m

Beam: 10.2m

Draft: 2.9m

Propulsion: 2 TV-9 geared steam turbines with 2 KVG-57 boilers, 20 000 hp, driving 2 shafts

Speed: 29 knots (53.7 km/h)

Range: 1000nmi (at 14.5 knots)

Crew: 168

Yakor-M FCR
Neptun-M search radar
Fut-N search radar
Decca navigation radar




Standard Pr.50 drawing

Moore, C. J. (1983). Finland. In Jane’s fighting ships 1982-83 (p. 136). Janes.


+1 Interesting frigate. If all armaments are used for anti-aircraft, one can easily imagine this ship being the pinnacle of anti-aircraft capability in the game.


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I realize this is an old thread, but I really like this ship. When Sweden gets their navy, this is gonna be the pinnacle of the Finnish line. I love the combo of East and West, and I also like the added AK-230! +1

Edit: Did it retain its twin 25mm 2M-3 mounts? Wikipedia (I know) says only the 37mm mounts were replaced with 40mm guns.

The 25mm was a modification, Filin and SKR-69 didn’t receive them.

Gotcha. Shame they aren’t present, but it is still good.

lol @CokeSpray did you forgor to move this?

Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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