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Mikoyan

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Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT or Disp., t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

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


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<i>Mikoyan</i> 1942 more than 1000 BRT
Mikoyan 1942 more than 1000 BRT


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<i>Mikoyan</i>
Mikoyan


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.