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TSUGARU protected cruiser (1902/1910)

Avrora 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
津軽 <Tsugaru> (ex-<Pallada>)   Galerny Is, St. Petersburg, Russia // Sasebo K K 7/1896 14/8/1899 1902 // 5/1910 minelayer 1920, stricken 1922

 

Displacement normal, t

6823

Displacement full, t

7900

Length, m

126.8

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

6.55

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 24 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

12000

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 1430
Endurance, nm(kts) 3700(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey steel - deck: 76 - 51, CT: 152

Armament

8 x 1 - 152/45 41-shiki, 12 x 1 - 76/40 41-shiki, 2 x 1 - 6.5/115

Complement

571 - 581

Ship project history: Former Russian Pallada, captured 2/1/1905 at Port Arthur. She was repaired and commissioned in May, 1910.

Ship protection: 51mm deck had 76mm slopes, funnel uptakes were protected by 64mm armour. Hoists to 152mm guns had 38mm protection.

Modernizations: 3/1913: + 2 x 1 - 152/50 41-shiki

1920: - 2 x 1 - 152/50, 1 x 1 - 152/45, 12 x 1 - 76/40; + stowage for 300 mines

Naval service: In days of the First World War Tsugaru served as TS, in 1920 she was converted to minelayer. In 1922 she was written-off from Navy lists and used as a target. She was sunk on manoeuvres 27/5/1924.

 

Tsugaru

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14