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BUCOVINA river monitor (1915/1920)

Bucovina 1920

Bucovina 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bucovina (ex-Soca, ex-Sava) 7/1951- M205 STT, Linz, Austria-Hungary 1914 31/5/1915 9/1915 // 4/1920 captured by USSR 5/9/1944 (Измаил <Izmail>), returned 7/1951, stricken 1959

 

Displacement normal, t

580

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

1.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1750

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

coal 60

Armour, mm

belt: 40, deck: 25, CT: 50

Armament

1 x 2 - 120/42 G. L/45, 2 x 1 - 120/8 Haub. L/10, 2 x 1 - 66/24 G. L/26 K.15 BAK, 2 x 1 - 47/40 SFK L/44 (Skoda), 7 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

91

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian Sava. 31/12/1918 she was interned by Government of Yugoslavia at Novi Sad and commissioned by Yugoslavian Danube flotilia as Soca. Under the treaty of division of Austro-Hungarian fleet she was transferred 15/4/1920 to Romania and renamed Bucovina.

Ship protection: Hull had 40mm vertical and 25mm horizontal protection.

Modernizations: late 1930s: - 2 x 1 - 120/8, 2 x 1 - 66/24, 2 x 1 - 47/40, 7 x 1 - 8.3/66; + 3 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 2 - 13.2/76.

(1942-1943): + 1 x 2 - 120/40 Škoda

7/1951: - 3 x 1 - 37/83, 2 x 1 - 20/65, 1 x 2 - 13.2/76; + 5 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 4 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: 5/9/1944 Bucovina was captured by Soviet troops off Silistria on Danube and 30/10/1944 was commissioned by Soviet Navy as Izmail. 3/7/1951 she was returned to Romania; BU in 1959-1960.

Bucovina 1920s

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