Submarine Lembit

Considered the pride of the Estonian Navy, the Submarine Lembit was launched in 1936. The Estonian submarine was built with donated scrap metal from the Estonian people. The Lembit submarine as well as its sister ship Kalev are the only submarines in Estonian naval history. Incredibly, the Lembit survived World War II and an exile in Russia. The submarine is one of the few surviving submarines from before World War II. It was the oldest submarine still afloat until 2011. The Lembit made its last dive in the 1950s and was discovered by veterans years later; totaling a number of 75 years afloat. It is now displayed at the Estonian Maritime Museum.