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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

armed merchant cruisers of WWII

Mikoyan 1942

more than 1000 BRT

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Микоян <Mikoyan> (ex-А. Микоян <A. Mikoyan>, ex-О. Ю. Шмидт <O. Yu. Shmidt>) 1938 // 8/1941 Nikolayev 11000 106.6x23.1x9.2 15.5 9900 3 - 130/49, 4 - 76/52 to mercantile service 11/1941
В. Молотов <V. Molotov> 24/4/1941 // 8/1941 Leningrad 11000 106.7x23.1x8.0 15.5 11400 3 - 130/49, 2 - 76/28 to mercantile service 2/1944

Ship project history: Arctic icebreakers of project 51. 28/6/1941 in propagation time of commissioning trials Mikoyan was mobilized, converted to AMC and 26/8/1941 was commissioned by Black Sea Fleet. V. Molotov was completed as AMC 8/8/1941, re-classified as armed icebreaker 19/10/1941.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In November, 1941 A. Mikoyan was disarmed, then passed to North and was used on initial purpose with armament consisted from 3 76mm/50 Mk22 (US) guns and 8 single 20mm/70 Oerlikons. V. Molotov was transferred to mercantile service 2/2/1944 and served in Arctic till 1966.

Mikoyan

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