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BULGARIAN NAVY (BULGARIA)

COASTAL FORCES

MINIOR motor launches (1918/1921)

Kapitan-leytenant Minkov 1941

Names

Минъор <Minior>; Взрив <Vzriv>; Кондуктор Докузанов <Konduktor Dokuzanov>; Капитан-лейтенант К. Минков <Kapitan-leytenant K. Minkov> (ex-some boats from V62 - 73)

Builders

Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada

Completed

11/1918 // 10/1921: Minior, Vzriv, Konduktor Dokuzanov, Kapitan-leytenant K. Minkov

Losses

Minior (1932)

Transfers

none

Discarding

1934: Konduktor Dokuzanov

late 1945: Vzriv, Kapitan-leytenant K. Minkov

  

Displacement normal, t

41

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

23.4

Breadth, m

3.70

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Standard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

440

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

petrol

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/34 M1897, 2 x 1 - 8/80, 1 DCT, 1 "C" tube ASW system

Complement

16

Ship project history: Built in Canada for French Navy, bought by Bulgaria from France at Istanbul in 1921.

Modernizations: late 1930s, both survived: were armed with 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79

1944, both survived: + sweeps.

Naval service: No significant events.

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