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BULGARIAN NAVY (BULGARIA)

COASTAL FORCES

BELOMORETS submarine chasers (1917-1918/1921)

Belomorets 1941

Names

Беломорец <Belomorets> (ex-Ch27, ex-C27, ex-SC314); Черноморец <Chernomorets> (ex-Ch80, ex-C80, ex-SC385)

Builders

Mathis YB, Camden, USA: Chernomorets

Jacob, City Is, USA: Belomorets

Commissioned

1917 // 10/1921: Belomorets

1918 // 10/1921: Chernomorets

7/1945: Belomorets (2nd time), Chernomorets (2nd time)

Losses

Belomorets (9/9/1944 Soviet СК-757 <SK-757>), Chernomorets (9/9/1944 Soviet СК-758 <SK-758>)

Transfers

Bulgaria, 1922: C27 (Бъломорец <Belomorets>), C80 (Чърноморец <Chernomorets>)

Discarding

1952: Belomorets, Chernomorets

 

Displacement standard, t

77

Displacement full, t

87

Length, m

33.5

Breadth, m

4.50

Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Standard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

660

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

petrol 9080 l
Endurance, nm (kts) 1000 (12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/34 M1897, 1 DCT ("Y"-gun)

Complement 27

 

Ship project history: US-built boats of SC 110ft type, transferred to France as C27 and C80. They were bought from French Navy by Bulgaria and commissioned 24/10/1921 at Istanbul. Wooden-hulled.

Modernizations: 1921, both: - 1 x 1 - 75/34, 1 DCT; + 1 x 1 - 47/50 M1902, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79.

1941, both: - 1 x 1 - 47/50, 1 x 1 - 7.9/79; + 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, DCs

Naval service: No significant events.

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