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GROZYASHCHIY gunboats (1892-1893)

Grozyashchiy 1904

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Грозящий <Grozyashchiy>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 6/1889 1/6/1890 2/1892 auxiliary 10/1911, gunboat 1/1915, interned by Germany 12/4/1918, returned 5/1918, sold 8/1922
Гремящий <Gremyashchiy>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 1/1891 20/5/1892 1893 sunk 18/8/1904
Отважный <Otvazhnyy>     Baltic Wks, St. Petersburg 1/1891 20/5/1892 1893 scuttled 2/1/1905

 

Displacement normal, t

1492

Displacement full, t

Grozyashchiy: 1627

Gremyashchiy: 1700

Otvazhnyy: 1854

Length, m

70.2 pp 72.3 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

Grozyashchiy, Gremyashchiy: 3.40 norm 4.00 max

Otvazhnyy: 3.71 norm 4.40 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 6 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

Grozyashchiy, Gremyashchiy: 2050

Otvazhnyy: 2500

Max speed, kts

14 - 14.5

Fuel, t

coal 200

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(8)
Armour, mm steel; belt: 127 - 70, bulkhead: 38, deck: 38 - 19, CT: 25

Armament

1 x 1 - 229/32 obr.1877, 1 x 1 - 152/32 obr.1877, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (aw, beam), 20 mines

Complement

178 - 188

Ship project history: First Russian armoured gunboats. Intended for service in the Far East.

Ship protection: Main belt (55x1.52m) had 127mm thickness abreast machinery (tapering to 76mm at lower edge), its thickness decreased to 102mm abreast CT and partly main gun, to 76mm between machinery and stern and to 70mm at short part fwd from main gun, fore end of belt was closed by 38mm bulkhead. Main 25-19mm deck was connected with upper edge of main belt and fore part of hull outside citadel was protected by turtleback-shaped 38mm deck. CT had 25mm sides and roof, ammunition hoists had 51mm protection.

Modernizations: 1915, Grozyashchiy: received new armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 152/49, 6 x 1 - 76/28 Lender

1916, Grozyashchiy: - 5 x 1 - 76/28; + 2 x 1 - 152/49

1917, Grozyashchiy: - 2 x 1 - 152/49, 1 x 1 - 76/28; + 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

Naval service: Gremyashchiy 18/8/1904 was sunk by Japanese mine off Port Arthur. Otvazhny was blown up and scuttled by crew 2/1/1905 at Port Arthur. Grozyashchiy after the termination of Civil war was laid up and sold for scrap in August, 1922.

Grozyashchiy 1900

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