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The Syöksy 
class motor torpedo boats (English: Lunge) was a series of four British Thornycroft type motor torpedo boats of the Finnish Navy. The vessels were constructed in 1928 by the John Thornycroft & Co shipyard in Woolton, UK. The vessels saw service in World War II. The Thornycroft type released its torpedoes by dropping them from rails in the aft. The ship then had to steer away from the torpedoes path, a manoeuvre that could be quite tricky in the close waters of the Gulf of Finland.

In 1942, the vessels received individual identification symbols on their superstructures. Nuoli had the ace of hearts, Vinha the ace of clubs, Syöksy the ace of diamonds, and Raju the ace of spades.

On 6 July 1941 Syöksy and Vinha were sortied to intercept a convey of three sailing ships headed for Hanko. In heavy seas the torpedoes did not function reliably and the boats could not hit their targets. Instead Syöksy dashed past the lead ship and dropped its depth charges in front of it which exploded and sunk the sailing ship. Both Finnish motor torpedo boats escapted unharmed before escorting Soviet ships could respond.

On the night between 19 and 20 July 1941 Finnish motor torpedo boats were patrolling of the coast of Estonia when Soviet destroyer opened fire on them. Vinha was damaged and unable to move but Finns were able to tow it to safety while Syöksy made repeated torpedo runs towards the destroyer drawing its fire and distracting it

On 1 September 1941 Syöksy and Vinha were patrolling south of Beryozovye Islands when they came across a pair of Soviet freighters. Syöksy torpedoed and sunk the lead merchant (S/S Meero, 1866 tons).

On 22 September 1941 Syöksy sunk Soviet minehunter T-41 (Kirov) east of Gogland while it was patrolling near the island with Vinha.

On 1 October 1941 Nuoli participated to the sinking of Soviet minehunter though it was the torpedo of Sisu that sunk the target.


Syöksy, Vinha and Vihuri, as well as a minelaying KM boat participated in the attack on the harbour of Lavansaari on November 18, 1942. Syöksy managed to torpedo the Soviet gunboat Krasnoye Znamya (1,760 tons), which sunk.



Moottoritorpedovene Nuoli (MTV 5) oli Suomen merivoimien moottoritorpedovene, joka ostettiin 1928 Britanniasta.

Alus tilattiin John I. Thornycroft and Companyltä Britanniasta. Se otettiin merivoimien palvelukseen 1928 nimellä MTV-5. Aluksen torpedot oli sijoitettu aluksen perään, joten sen täytyi liikkua torpedoja nopeammin ampuessaan ne. Tämä ei ollut helppo tapa ahtailla vesillä.

Talvisodassa alus oli sisaraluksineen Koivistolla, jossa niitä yritettiin käyttää Neuvostoliiton laivastoa vastaan. Meren jäätyminen kuitenkin esti suunnitellun toiminnan, joten alukset laskivat 12.-13. joulukuuta 1939 Koiviston eteläpuolelle 12 miinaa. Pian miinoituksen jälkeen alus siirrettiin sisaraluksineen telakoitavaksi Helsinkiin.

Alus upotti ainakin yhden venäläisen raivaajan Suursaaren edustalla syyskuussa 1941, jolloin Nuolen päällikkönä oli luutnantti, myöhemmin Mannerheim-ristin ritariksi nimitetty Kaarlo Kajatsalo. Nuoli siirrettiin Laatokalle muiden saman luokan alusten tavoin elokuussa 1943 ja aseistettiin yhdellä 20 mm:n tykillä ja kolmella miinalla.

Välirauhan jälkeen alus palautettiin Suomenlinnaan, jossa se makasi telakoituna muutamia vuosia, kunnes romutettiin muiden mukana.
Samaan luokkaan kuuluivat moottoritorpedoveneet Syöksy, Vinha ja Raju.


Swedish prince Gustav Adolf (later King VI Adolf)
Finland visit and see the line of war 09/24/1941
European military officers, visit near to the front line
the sons of the Soviet Union and their cars

roadworks


The magnificent stadium and fence decorations


                        tank barrier

                                KV-1 and BT-7

Battle Monument in 1939, 1940, 1941 (Finnish made)

                            Finnish made woodwork
                                           

                                         KV-1 captured, and nearly intact
                                                         Fokker XX1



                                      Fokker C.V.
                                          Hurricane MK-1

                                                Fokker C.V.
A neighbor comes to visit


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