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BVA minesweeping boats (1910/1918)


Ships


Names Builders Commissioned Losses Transfers Discarding

BVA (ex-Палаш [Palash])

BVB (ex-Пистолет [Pistolet])

BVC (ex-Пуля [Pulya])

BVD (ex-Шашка [Shashka])

Putilov Yd, St. Petersburg, Russia: BVA, BVB, BVC, BVD

1910 // 1918: BVA, BVB, BVC, BVD

none

none

1935-1945: BVB, BVC, BVD

1946: BVA



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

23.5

Displacement full, t25
Length, m

22.2

Breadth, m

3.12

Draught, m

0.51

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 gasoline engines

Power, h. p.

200

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

gasoline 1.7

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armour, mmbelt: 8, deck: 8, CT: 8
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/14 obr.1909g mountain gun, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

12



Standard scale images


<i>BVA</i> 1918
BVA 1918


Ship project history


hip project history: Former Russian river armoured motor gunboats ("dispatch vessels"), captured by Finnish in 1918 and used later as minesweepers.

Ship protection


Bullet-proof.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.