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Sagami

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
相模 [Sagami] (ex-Пересвет [Peresvet])     Baltic Plant, St. Petersburg, Russia // Yokosuka K K 9/11/1895 7/5/1898 1901 // 4/1908 to Russia 4/1916 (Пересвет [Peresvet])
周防 [Suwo] (ex-Победа [Pobeda])     Baltic Plant, St. Petersburg, Russia // Yokosuka K K 22/2/1899 24/5/1900 10/1902 // 10/1908 hulk 4/1922


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

12674

Displacement full, t

13500

Length, m

133.4

Breadth, m

21.8

Draught, m

Sagami: 7.92

Suwo: 8.00

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Sagami: 3 VTE, 32 Miyabara boilers

Suwo: 3 VTE, 30 Miyabara boilers

Power, h. p.

15000

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 2100 + oil 250

Endurance, nm(kts)

10000(10)

Armour, mm

Sagami: Krupp and Harvey steel: belt: 229 - 127, bulkheads: 102, upper belt: 102, casemates: 127, deck: 76 - 51, barbettes: 203 - 178, turrets: 229 - 127, CT: 152

Suwo: belt: 229 - 127, bulkheads: 102, upper belt: 102, casemates: 127, deck: 76 - 51, barbettes: 203 - 178, turrets: 254 - 127, CT: 210

Armament

2 x 2 - 254/42 (rus), 10 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong Z, 16 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 6.5/115, 2 - 381 TT (beam)

Complement

775



Standard scale images


<i>Sagami</i> 1908
Sagami 1908
<i>Suwo</i> 1908
Suwo 1908


Graphics


<i>Sagami</i>
Sagami
<i> Suwo</i>
Suwo


Ship project history


The former Russian battleships Peresvet and Pobeda captured at Port Arthur 2/1/1905. They were repaired, renamed respectively as Sagami and Suwo and commissioned in 1908 as 1st class coast defence ships.

Ship protection


Main belt was 95.1m long and 2.4m high. Its thickness was 229-178mm tapering to 127mm at lower edge. Upper belt extended to upper deck was 57.3m long. Both belts were closed by 102mm bulkheads. Ends of casemates also were closed by 102mm transverse bulkheads. Main deck has 64-51mm thickness within citadel and 76mm at ship ends.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


 Suwo from 28/9/1914 till 1/11/1914 actively participated in bombardment of coast positions of Germans in Tsingtao. In 1916 Sagami was sold to Russia, reclassified as an armoured cruiser and again renamed Peresvet. Suwo was used as TS till April, 1922; then she was disarmed and converted into a hulk. Suwo was broken up in 1946.