|Photographer:||Henk Jungerius [View profile]||Title:||FNS Vessiko||Added:||Sep 28, 2011|
|Captured:||June 15, 2008||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||917|
|Location:||Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland|
|Vesikko is a Vesikko-class submarine, which was launched on 10 May 1933 at the Crichton-Vulcan dock in Turku. Until year 1936 it was named by its manufacturing codename CV 707. Vesikko was ordered by a Dutch engineering company Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw in 1930 as a commercial submarine prototype.
Vesikko was one of the five submarines to serve in the Finnish Navy. The other four were the three larger Vetehinen-class boats Vetehinen, Vesihiisi, Iku-Turso (named after Finnish mythology characters) and the small Saukko (Finnish for otter). The word "vesikko" is the Finnish name for the European mink, a small predator now near extinction (already extinct within Finland). (WIKIPEDIA)
Seen during a harbour tour.