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SPUTNIK convoy vessels (1913)

Sputnik 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Спутник <Sputnik>, 8/1940- Лайне <Layne>, 7/1941- №49 <No49>, 12/1941- Лайне <Layne>, 2/1942- Гангутец <Gangutets>   Crichton, St. Petersburg // Kronshtadt Port Wks 1912 24/7/1912 1913 dispatch vessel 3/1915, captured by Germany 4/1918 (Lauterbach, later Estonian Laine), re-commissioned as dispatch vessel 8/1940, minesweeper 7/1941, guard ship 12/1941, survey vessel 11/1945
Конвоир <Konvoir>   Crichton, St. Petersburg // Kronshtadt Port Wks 1912 19/7/1912 1913 collision 3/11/1917

 

Displacement normal, t

211

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

37.0

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts) 950(8)

Armament

2 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Complement

20

   

Ship project history: Former escorts of submarines.

Modernizations: 1917, both: - 2 x 1 - 57/40, 2 x 1 - 37/20; + 2 x 1 - 76/28 Lender

1940, Layne: was armed with 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K, 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K

1941, No49: + sweeps

1941, Layne: - sweeps

1943 - 1944, Gangutets: + 1 x 2 - 12.7/90, 3 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: Konvoir was lost 2/11/1917 in result of collision. Sputnik 7/4/1918 was captured at Abo (Turku) by German AMC Möwe and converted to tender Lauterbach. 13/11/1918 she was transferred to Estonia as Laine: the first ship of Estonian Navy, used as patrol, gunboat and submarine depot ship.

   With occurrence of Estonia in structure of the USSR Laine 6/8/1940 entered Baltic Fleet as guard ship Layne. 5/11/1945 she was disarmed and converted to survey vessel, 29/10/1953 stricken and BU 3/1/1954.

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