BIGpanzer wrote:Much more correct is to say that Finnish forces using some captured Soviet small armored motor-boat which was classified in Finnish navy as patrol gunboat.
Gunboats were more larger and stronger ships than armored motor-boats of type 1125 according to Soviet classifications.
Finns could capture several Soviet torpedo boats:
At Finnish category we didn't capture any Soviet Torpedo boats (during WWII)
But four Motor Torpedo Boats we did capture.
Torpedo boats were more larger and stronger ships than motor torpedo boats according to Finnish classifications.
BP wrote:1. TKA No. 47 [type G-5] - 26.06.1941 it participated [together with 3 another torpedo boats] in evacuation of HQ and command of Libau naval base to Vindau. Was attacked by German torpedo boats and capitulated in undamaged condition [as such case was quite unusual for Russian/Soviet naval traditions, the loss of traitor boat was described as loss in heavy combat with Germans]. Later Germans gave it to Finns, who used it as "Viima".
2. TKA No. 52 [type D-3] - 14.10.1941 lost his place in group of torpedo boats during mission Gogland-Hango because of storm [near bank Kallbedari], was captured by Finns and used as patrol boat "Vasama". 26.10.1944 - returned back to USSR [used till 06.10.1949].
3. TKA No. 64 [type G-5] - 16.10.1941 ran aground and was captured by Finns, served as No. 122. Returned back to USSR in 1944.
4. TKA No. 141 [type G-5] - 16.10.1941 ran aground and was captured by Finns, served as "Vipuri". Returned back to USSR in 1944.
5. TKA No. 51 [type G-5] - 17.06.1944 was damaged by artillery fire and captured by Finns, served as No. 123. Returned back to USSR in 1944.
TKA 47 never served at Finnish Navy
TKA 52 served both as MTB and patrol boat (VMV = VartioMoottoriVene = patrol motor boat) as Vasama
TKA 64 and TKA 141 under names V-2 / Vihuri / 222 and V-3(later V-1) / Viima / 223
TKA 51 under name V-3