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CĂPITAN DUMITRESCU ASW gunboats (1917-1918/1920)

Căpitan Dumitrescu 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Căpitan Dumitrescu Constantin (ex-Impatiente) Dm Arsenal de Brest, France   1916 1917 // 1/1920 captured by USSR 5/9/1944 ( <Arax>)
Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen (ex-Friponne), 1991- Eugen Stihi St, 1948- DB2, 1958- NH112 Arsenal de Lorient, France   1916 1917 // 1/1920 captured by USSR 5/9/1944 ( <Akhtuba>), returned 10/1945, survey vessel 1960
Locotenent Lepri Remus (ex-Chiffonne) Lp Arsenal de Lorient, France   1917 1918 // 1/1920 sunk 11/1/1941
Sublocotenent Ghiculescu Ion (ex-Mignonne) Gh, 1948- DB1, 1958- NH113 Arsenal de Brest, France   1917 1918 // 1/1920 captured by USSR 5/9/1944 ( <Angara>), returned 10/1945, survey vessel 1960

  

Displacement standard, t

375

Displacement full, t

443

Length, m

57.8 pp 60.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1897, 2 DCT

Complement

50

Ship project history: Former French 2nd class avisos of Friponne class representing specialised ASW ships. They were bought by Romania 9/1/1920.

Modernizations: 1939-1940, all: - 2 x 1 - 100/45; + 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30.

1939-1940, Locotenent Lepri Remus: + mines

1942-1943, all survived: + 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

early 1944, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 37/80; + 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30

Naval service: Locotenent Lepri Remus 11/10/1941 was mined and lost off Sulina. Căpitan Dumitrescu, Locotenenet Commander Stihi Eugen and Sublocotenent Ghiculescu 5/9/1944 were captured by Soviet troops at Constanza and 14/9/1944 commissioned by Soviet Navy as Arax, Akhtuba and Angara. Akhtuba and Angara 14/10/1945 were returned to Romania as Eugen Stihi and Ion Ghiculescu. In 1960 both were converted to survey / command vessels with returning of former names Eugen Stihi and Ion Ghiculescu and discarded finally only in 2002.

Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen 1935

Sublocotenent Ghiculescu 1951

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16