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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

gunboats of WWII

Nora 1943

Bira 1944

Sergo Ordzhonikize 1942

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Compl. // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT or Disp., t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Амгунь <Amgun> 1940 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.6 8.5 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 100/54, 4 - 45 sunk 10/11/1944
Бира <Bira> 1941 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1100 59.5x11.9x3.9 9 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 100/54, 4 - 45 auxiliary 8/1945
Бурея <Bureya> 2/1941 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1100 59.5x11.9x3.9 9 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 4 - 76/52, 4 - 45, 3 - 12.7 auxiliary 8/1945
Волга <Volga> 9/1940 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.6 8.5 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 130/49, 4 - 45 auxiliary 8/1945
Зея <Zeya> early 1941 // 9/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.9 10 2VTE, 1boiler, 800 2 - 130/49, 4 - 45 auxiliary 8/1945
Кама <Kama> 8/1940 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.6 8.5 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 130/49, 4 - 45 auxiliary 8/1945
Москва <Moskva> 1940 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.6 8.5 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 100/54, 4 - 45 auxiliary 10/1945
Нора <Nora> 2/1941 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1100 59.5x11.9x3.9 9 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 4 - 76/52, 4 - 45, 3 - 12.7 auxiliary 8/1945
Ока <Oka> 1940 // 9/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1140 59.5x11.9x3.6 8.5 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 130/49, 4 - 45 auxiliary 10/1945
Олёкма <Olyokma> 1941 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1100 59.5x11.9x3.9 9 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 100/54, 4 - 45 sunk 5/10/1941
Селемджа <Selemdja> 4/1941 // 7/1941 Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, Germany 1100 59.5x11.9x3.9 9 2VTE, 2boilers, 800 2 - 100/54, 4 - 45 auxiliary 10/1945
Серго Орджоникидзе <Sergo Ordzhonikize> 1940 // 10/1941 112 Yd, Gorkiy 1220 58.1x12.6x2.9 12 2VTE, 2boilers, 1200 2 - 130/49, 4 - 45, 1 - 37, 4 - 12.7 returned 3/1943
Днестр <Dnestr> (ex-Uj114, ex-KT39) 1944 // 2/1945 Budapest, Hungary 1300 67.5x11.0x3.1 14.5 2VTE, 3boilers, 2400 2 - 75/43, 1 - 37, 2 - 20 auxiliary 3/1946
Кубань <Kuban> (ex-Uj110, ex-KT25) 1944 // 9/1944 Budapest, Hungary 1300 67.5x11.0x3.1 14.5 2VTE, 3boilers, 2400 2 - 75/43, 1 - 37, 2 - 20 auxiliary 3/1945
Терек <Terek> (ex-Uj112, ex-KT33) 1944 // 9/1944 Budapest, Hungary 1300 67.5x11.0x3.1 14.5 2VTE, 3boilers, 2400 2 - 75/43, 1 - 37, 2 - 20 auxiliary 3/1945

100 - 1000 BRT

Кронштадт <Kronshtadt>, 3/1940 - И-8 <I-8> (1913, 425, 2 - 130/50, 11/1939 - 3/1940, 7/1941 - 28/8/1941); Красная Горка <Krasnaya Gorka> (1913, 425, 2 - 130/50, 11/1939 - 3/1940); Ораниенбаум <Oranienbaum> (1913, 425, 2 - 130/50, 11/1939 - 3/1940); Сестрорецк <Sestroretsk> (1913, 425, 2 - 130/50, 11/1939 - 3/1940, 7/1941 - 3/1944); Лахта <Lakhta> (1899, 580, 2 - 100/56, 7/1941 - 3/1944); Буг <Bug> (1927, 840, 2 - 130/55, 7/1941 - 24/8/1942); Днестр <Dnestr> (1928, 840, 2 - 130/55, 7/1941 - 10/8/1942); Дон <Don> (1928, 840, 2 - 130/55, 7/1941 - 24/8/1942); Рион <Rion> (1928, 840, 2 - 130/55, 7/1941 - 11/5/1942); №4 <No4> (ex-Ледокол IV <Ledokol IV>, ex-Знамя Социализма <Znamya Sotsializma>, ex-Ледокол IV <Ledokol IV>) (1906, 750, 2 - 76/30, 6/1920 - 6/1922, 8/1941 - 2/7/1942); Шексна <Shexna> (ex-Aallokas) (1936, 400, 2 - 76/55, 8/1941 - 4/1943); Кренкель <Krenkel> (ex-Фомин <Fomin>) (1934,, 1 - 76/30, 10/1941 - 19/10/1941); Октябрь <Oktyabr> (1931,, 1 - 76/30, 10/1941 - 2/9/1942); Ростов-Дон <Rostov-Don> (1936,, 1 - 76/30, 10/1941 - 2/9/1942); Серафимович <Serafimovich> (1935,, 1 - 76/30, 10/1941 - 28/7/1942); Бурлак <Burlak> (1916,, 7/1942 - 21/8/1942); Урал <Ural> (1897,, 7/1942 - 21/8/1942)

Ship project history: Merchant vessels converted to gunboats. Dnestr, Kuban and Terek were German submarine chasers in hulls of KT-class cargo ships, captured by Soviet troops on Black Sea.

Modernizations: 1943, Bira: + 1 - 100/54

1943, Selemdzha: - 2 - 100/54, 2 - 45; + 2 - 130/49, 2 - 37

1943, Nora: - 4 - 76/52, 2 - 45; + 2 - 130/49, 2 - 37

1943, Bureya: - 4 - 76/52, 2 - 45; + 2 - 130/49, 4 - 37

1943, Bira: - 2 - 45; + 2 - 37, 1 - 20

1943, Oka: - 2 - 45; + 4 - 37, 2 - 20

1943, Moskva, Kama, Volga: + 1 - 20

1943, Zeya: + 2 - 20

Naval service: Olyokma 5/10/1941 was sunk by German aircraft on Lake Ladoga. Kama 22/6/1943 was sunk by German aircraft at Lavensaari, salvaged 27/9/1943 and 16/11/1943 commissioned again. Amgun 10/11/1944 was mined at Tallinn and foundered under tow.

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