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KNYAZ` POTYOMKIN-TAVRICHESKIY battleship (1905)

Panteleymon 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Князь Потёмкин-Таврический <Knyaz' Potyomkin Tavricheskiy>, 9/1905- Пантелеймон <Panteleymon>, 3/1917- Потёмкин-Таврический <Potyomkin-Tavricheskiy>, 4/1917- Борец за Свободу <Borets za Svobodu>   Nikolayev Admiralty 10/10/1898 26/9/1900 2/6/1905 captured by Germany 1/5/1918

 

Displacement normal, t

12582

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

115.4

Breadth, m

22.3

Draught, m

8.23 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 22 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

10600

Max speed, kts

16.6

Fuel, t

coal 1100

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(9)

Armour, mm

belt: 229 - 178, turrets: 254 - 127, battery: 127, casemates: 152, deck: 76 - 51, CT: 229

Armament

2 x 2 - 305/38, 16 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 16 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 64/17 Baranovski, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94, 5 - 381 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

750

Ship project history: Black Sea Fleet. Renamed after the notorious mutiny. A three-funnelled ship cut down to a high main deck aft. The 305mm guns were in French-type turrets, 4 of the 152mm in upper deck casemates and 12 in a main deck battery.

Ship protection: The main belt ran for 72m and was 2.3m wide and 229-203mm thick with a 127mm lower edge. The 152mm upper belt was taken to the main deck for 48m, which was 4m less than the extent of the battery armour. The bulkheads were 178-127mm and the alloy steel armour deck 51mm on the flat with 63mm slopes outside the area of the battery, increased to 76mm at the ends. The battery roof was 38mm and the turret crowns 76mm.

Modernizations: 1910: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 63/17, 6 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 37/20

1916: - 14 x 1 - 75/48; + 2 x 1 - 57/43 Nordenfelt AA

Naval service: Borets za Svobodu was laid up at Sevastopol in March 1918 and captured 1/5/1918 by German troops. 24/11/1918 she was captured by British-French troops and demolished by them 22-24/4/1919. 29/4/1919 she was captured by Reds and 24/6/1919 by Whites. She was liberated 15/11/1920 but never repaired and never commissioned again. The wreck was sold for BU in 1923.

Panteleymon in the days of WWI

© Ivan Gogin, 2014