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BOSNA river monitor (1892/1941)

Morava 1918

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bosna (ex-Morava, ex-Körös) 400 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1880 1892 1892 // 1941 sunk 6/1944

 

Displacement normal, t

448

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

54.0

Breadth, m

9.00

Draught, m

1.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 400(7)

Armour, mm

belt: 50, deck: 19, CT: 75

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/31 G. L/35 C.87, 1 x 1 - 66/37 SFK L/42 (Skoda), 1 x 1 - 15/84

Complement

84

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian Körös. 31/12/1918 she was interned and entered Yugoslavian Danube flotilla. 15/4/1920 by results of division of Austro-Hungarian fleet she was officially transferred to Yugoslavia and renamed Morava. On the night 12/4/1941 Morava was scuttled on river Sava. In 1941 she was salvaged by German wreckers, repaired and entered Croatian Danube flotilla as Bosna.

Ship protection: Machinery had 50mm vertical and 19mm horizontal protection.

Modernizations: 1924: - 1 x 1 - 66/42; + 1 x 1 - 15/84.

Naval service: Bosna was lost in June, 1944 on river Una at Bosanski-Novi on a mine.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15