THE FINNISH TURVA CLASS OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL
Due to the severe winter conditions and diversity of waters in Finland, it is not possible to adopt 'standard' coast guard cutters. They must have certain qualities like icebreaking ability that are not common in coast guard vessels elsewhere. This paper describes the role of the Finnish offshore Coast Guard fleet and the design, construction and service experience of the Turva class Finnish offshore coast guard ships. A general description and layout together with the body plan of the ship are shown.
R.I.N.A. Symposium on Small Fast Warships and Security Vessels, London, 18-21 May 1982, Paper No.22 (10 pp., 3 ref., 1 tab., 4 diag., 6 graphs, 4 phot.)
British Maritime Technology
Aug 14 1995 12:00AM