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SISOY VELIKIY battleship (1896)

Sisoy Velikiy 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Сисой Великий <Sisoy Velikiy>   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 6/8/1891 1/6/1894 30/8/1896 sunk 28/5/1905

 

Displacement normal, t

10400

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

107.2

Breadth, m

20.7

Draught, m

7.77

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 12 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

15.7

Fuel, t

coal 1000

Endurance, nm(kts)

4440(10)

Armour, mm

Nickel steel; belt: 406 - 102, turrets: 305, battery: 127, deck: 76 - 44, CT: 203

Armament

2 x 2 - 305/38, 6 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 2 x 1 - 64/17 Baranovski, 12 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 12 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 6 - 381 TT (1 bow, 4 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

582

Ship project history: A small battleship for her armament, with a moderately high freeboard, the 305mm axis height being 7.0m. The 305mm turrets were of the French centre-pivot type with the 152mm guns in a main deck battery.

Ship protection: The lower belt was 406-305mm with 102mm lower edge and 229mm bulkheads, and the upper belt 127mm. The armour deck was 44mm over the lower belt and 76mm at the ends, where there was no side armour.

Modernizations: 1904: + 4 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94

Naval service: There was a serious accident in the Sisoy Velikiy in 1897 when a 305mm gun was fired before the breech was properly closed. 27/5/1905 in the Tsushima battle Sisoy Velikiy was torpedoed by Japanese torpedo boat, was heavily damaged and foundered at morning 28/5/1905 in 3nm NE of Cape Karasaki.

Sisoy Velikiy

© Ivan Gogin, 2014