Monday, May 11, 2009

Submarine Lembit, Estonia

Date of Issue: February 29, 1996
Scott #: 302

The submarine Lembit is one of the twin submarines of the Republic of Estonia launched in 1936 at Vickers-Armstrongs shipyard in England. Its twin sister “Kalev” perished in November of 1941.
The “Lembit” is the only survived warship of the pre-war Estonian Navy and in the Baltic countries. In 1992 the submarine became a branch of Estonian Maritime Museum.

In the period of 1937-1940 the submarines Lembit and Kalev were the most imposing naval vessels of Estonian Navy.

Source: Estonian Maritime Museum

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