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PIONIER river monitor (1934/1939)

Pionier 1940

Names

Pionier (ex-Nieuchwytny)

Builders

Stocznia PZI, Modlin, Poland

Commissioned

1934 // 1939

Losses

Pionier (12/1944)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

38.5

Length, m

23.0

Breadth, m

4.00

Draught, m

0.62

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Beardmore diesels

Power, h. p.

450

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armour, mm 12 - 6

Armament

1 x 1 - 40/39 QF Mk V, 1 x 1 - 37/45 vz.37, 1 x 1 - 7.9/87

Complement

16

Ship project history: ex-Polish river monitor, scuttled by own crew 9/9/1939 but salvaged by Germans.

Ship protection: Bullet-proof protection.

Modernizations: 1943: diesels were replaced by 2 Maybach petrol engines (600hp).

Naval service: Pionier was salvaged after war and served as Polish Okon.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14