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WARSZAWA river monitors (1920)

Warszawa 1920

Warszawa 1939

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Horodyszcze   Danziger Werft, Germany 1920 1920 8/1920 scuttled 18/9/1939
Pińsk   Danziger Werft, Germany 1920 1920 10/1920 scuttled 18/9/1939
Mozyrz, 6/1923- Toruń   Danziger Werft, Germany 1920 1920 12/1920 scuttled 18/9/1939
Warszawa   Danziger Werft, Germany 1920 1920 8/1920 scuttled 18/9/1939
  

Displacement standard, t

110

Displacement full, t

126

Length, m

34.5 pp 34.7 oa

Breadth, m

5.10

Draught, m

0.80

No of shafts

3

Machinery

Maybach 4-cyl diesels

Power, h. p.

180

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armour, mm belt: 6 - 5, turrets: 10, deck: 10

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 K17, 5 x 1 - 7.9/92

Complement

49

Ship project history: River monitors.

Modernizations: late 1920s, all: - 2 x 1 - 105/42, 1 x 1 - 7.9/92; + 1 x 1 - 100/19 vz.14/19 how, 1 x 2 - 75/36 vz.1897/17

1936, Toruń; 1938, Warszawa; 1938-39, Pińsk; 1939, Horodyszcze: draught was reduced and silhouette lowered, 3 Maybach diesels were replaced by 2 Glennifer (200hp, 8.6kts); - 1 x 1 - 100/19; + 1 x 1 - 75/36 vz.1897/17

Naval service: Horodyszcze, Pińsk, Toruń and Warszawa were scuttled by crews 18/9/1939 on river Pripyat. They were salvaged by Soviet troops in September-October, 1939 and commissioned by Soviet Navy as Bobruisk, Zhitomir, Vinnitsa and Vitebsk respectively.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15