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SAVA river monitor (1904/1941)

Sava 1941

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sava (ex-Bodrog) 903 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1903 12/4/1904 11/1904 // 1941 sunk 9/9/1944

 

Displacement normal, t

442

Displacement full, t

470

Length, m

57.7

Breadth, m

9.50

Draught, m

1.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 500(9.5)

Armour, mm

belt: 40, deck: 25, CT: 75

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/33 G. L/35 K.04, 1 x 1 - 120/8 Haub. L/10, 1 x 1 - 66/16 G. L/18, 5 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

86

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian. Bodrog 31/10/1918 ran ashore at Visnitsa, was interned and entered Yugoslavian Danube flotilla, Temes was interned some later. 15/4/1920 by results of division of Austro-Hungarian fleet she was officially transferred to Yugoslavia and renamed Sava. On the night of 12/4/1941 Sava was scuttled on Danube in Beograd. In 1941 she was salvaged by German wreckers, repaired and commissioned by Croatian Danube flotilia as Sava

Ship protection: Machinery had 40mm vertical and 25mm horizontal protection.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Sava was sunk 9/9/1944 by Yugoslavian artillery on river Sava at Bosanski-Brod. Later she was salvaged, repaired after war and served under Yugoslavian flag till 1959-1962.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15