BNS Lobelia - M 921
The Belgian Navy Mine Hunter BNS Lobelia seen here entering the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 13th February 2009. Photographed from North Shields Ferry Landing.
She was on her way to a courtesy visit to Newcastle upon Tyne.
A Flower Class (Tripatite) Mine Hunter.
Built: 1986 - Belgium
Engine: 1 STORK WÄRTSILÄ A-RUB 215W-12 diesel;
1,860 hp(m) (1,37 MW) sustained; 1 shaft; lips cp prop;
2 motors; 240 hp(m) (176 kW); 2 active rudders; 2 bow thrusters