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SOYA protected cruiser (1900 / 1907)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
宗谷 [Soya] (ex-Варяг [Variag])     Cramp, Philadelphia, USA 9/1898 31/10/1899 15/1/1901 // 1907 to Russia 4/1916 (Варяг [Variag])


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

6500

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

129.8

Breadth, m

15.9

Draught, m

6.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 4-cyl VTE, 30 Niclausse boilers

Power, h. p.

21000

Max speed, kts

23.2

Fuel, t

coal 1250

Endurance, nm(kts)4500(10)
Armour, mm

deck: 76 - 38, ammunition hoists: 38, CT: 152 - 76

Armament

12 x 1 - 152/43 Canet, 10 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 47/30 21/2pdr Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (beam)

Complement

580



Standard scale images


<i>Soya</i> 1907
Soya 1907


Ship project history


Russian Varyag, sank in shallow water 9/2/1905 after hits from Japanese cruisers off Inchon, Korea. She was raised 8/8/1905, repaired at Yokosuka NYd and became training ship.

Ship protection


Protective deck had 38mm flat and 76mm slopes. Ammunition hoists had 38mm protection, CT had up to 152mm sides.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


In March 1916 Soya was sold and 5/4/1916 transferred to Russia as Variag.