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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

armed merchant cruisers of Russian-Japanese war 1904 - 1905

Angara 1904

Lena 1904

Don 1904

Rus' 1905

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Displacement, t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Ангара <Angara> (ex-Москва <Moskva>) 1898 // 14/8/1903 Clydebank, UK 12050 154.8x17.7 20.1 16839 6-120/43, 6-75/48 sunk 30/10/1904
Лена <Lena> (ex-Херсон <Kherson>) 1896 // 15/9/1903 Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle, UK 10675 145.5x15.6 19.5 13500 6-120/43, 6-75/48 returned 12/1906
Кубань <Kuban'> (ex-Auguste Viktoria> 1/12/1888 // 26/7/1904 Vulkan, Stettin, Germany 12000 164.2x17.1 18.5 13300 2-120/43, 4-75/48, 8-57 stricken 12/1906
Дон <Don> (ex-Fürst Bismarck) 29/11/1890 // 26/7/1904 Vulkan, Stettin, Germany 10000 158.4x15.5 19.5 16410 2-120/43, 5-75/48, 8-57 stricken 10/1906
Урал <Ural> (ex-Kaiserin Maria Teresia) 17/5/1890 // 26/7/1904 Vulkan, Stettin, Germany 10500 161.1x15.8 19 17000 2-120/43, 4-75/48, 8-57 sunk 27/5/1905
Терек <Terek> (ex-Columbia) 27/2/1889 // 25/8/1904 Laird, Birkenhead, UK 10000 139.9x17.1 19 13300 2-120/43, 4-75/48, 8-57 interned by Netherlands 9/6/1905-9/1905, stricken 12/1906
Днепр <Dnepr> (ex-Петербург <Peterburg>) 1894 // 10/1904 Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle, UK 9500 140.8x15.9 19 11500 7-120/43, 8-47, 10-37 returned 8/1905
Рион <Rion> (ex-Смоленск <Smolensk>) 1901 // 10/1904 Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle, UK 14614 143.3x17.7 20 15910 8-120/43, 7-75/48, 4-47 returned 8/1905
Русь <Rus'> (ex-Lahn) 7/6/1887 // 11/1904 Vulkan, Stettin, Germany 9600 141.0x14.9 18.5 9000 4-75/48, 10-57, 9 balloons stricken 11/1906

Ship project history: Merchant vessels mobilized for service as AMC in the time of Russian-Japanese War 1904-1905.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Angara was sunk by Japanese field guns at Port Arthur 30/10/1904. Ural was sunk by shells from Japanese ships 27/5/1905 at the Battle of Tsushima.

Kuban'

Ural

Terek

Rion

Dnepr

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