Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen were the largest ships of Finnish Navy.
During the early inter-war period, the Finnish Navy consisted of some 30 ex-Russian vessels. Most of these were old and in bad shape, and the types were not ideal for requirements of the navy as they mostly had been taken as war-trophies following the civil war. In 1925, a tragic incident highlighted the sorry state of the navy. An old torpedo boat was lost in a fierce storm,…Continue
Nazi Germany reintroduced them into its own armies, just in time for confrontation with the Red Army and its diverse fleet of armored trains and carriages.
In the meanwhile, the British forces revived…Continue