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LKL Kursis (M54)
Name: Marburg (M1080)
Namesake: Koblenz
Builder: Burmester Werft, Bremen
Launched: 4 August 1958
Commissioned: 11 June 1959
Decommissioned: 1976
Refit: 1960–64, to Type 331 minehunter
Fate: donated to Lithuania, 2001
Name: Kursis (M54)
Acquired: 2001
Commissioned: 27 April 2001
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Lindau-class minesweeper
Displacement: 395 t (389 long tons)
Length: 47.1 m (154 ft 6 in)
Beam: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU 871 diesel engines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems:
search sonar (193M)

LKL Kursis (M54) is a minehunter of the Lithuanian Naval Force. Built in West Germany in 1958 as Marburg (M1080), a Lindau-class (or Type 320) minesweeper for the German Navy, she was upgraded to a Type 331 minehunter in the 1970s. Germany donated Marburg in 2001 to the Lithuanian Naval Force, which renamed the ship Kursis. The vessel augmented the Squadron of Mine-hunters, which had been established in 1999 with the similar donation of sister ship Koblenz, which became Sūduvis (M52).


  • "The Squadron of Mine-hunters". Lithuanian Armed Forces. Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
  • "Koblenz (6124570)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 9 November 2009.