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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

minelayers of WWII

Argun 1945

Ristna 1941

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Compl. // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT or Disp., t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

С. Орджоникидзе <S. Ordzhonikize> (ex-Амур <Amur>), 10/1940- Аргунь <Argun> 1923 // 2/1937 UK 5400 97.0x13.7x5.5 11 1VTE, 2boilers, 1550 4 - 130/53, 3 - 76/28, 4 - 37, 370 - 530 mines auxiliary 1950s
Астрахань <Astrakhan> 1913 // 6/1934   3725 91.1x12.3x5.2 9.8 1VTE, 2boilers, 1150 2 - 102/60, 2 - 76/28, 1 - 45, 550 - 820 mines stricken 1960
Аян <Ayan> 1935 // 8/1939 Odessa 1975 74.0x10.4x3.3 9 2diesels, 750 1 - 76/28, 2 - 45, 200 mines auxiliary 1950s
Ставрополь <Stavropol>, 6/1935- Ворошиловск <Voroshilovsk> (ex-Котик <Kotik>) 1907 // 5/1932   2300 63.5x10.0x4.6 10.5 1VTE, 2boilers, 750 4 - 76/28, 268 mines internal explosion 9/8/1950
Гижига <Gizhiga> 1937 // 11/1939 Odessa 1600 74.1x10.4x3.3 9 2diesels, 750 1 - 76/28, 2 - 45, 138 mines auxiliary 1950s
Эривань <Erivan>, 4/1935- Сергей Киров <Sergey Kirov> 1912 // 8/1932   4690 87.2x12.2x5.1 9 1VTE, 2boilers, 1200 2 - 102/60, 2 - 75/48, 1 - 37, 500 mines transport 2/1937
Теодор Нетте <Teodor Nette> (ex-Soria) 1912 // 6/1934   3765 91.1x12.3x4.8 9 1VTE, 2boilers, 1200 1 - 102/60, 2 - 76/28, 1 - 45, 200 mines depot ship 4/1939, minelayer 7/1941, transport 10/1945
Томск <Tomsk> (ex-Главком Уборевич <Glavkom Uborevich>) 1913 // 1933   4466 92.0x12.3x5.2 9 1VTE, 2boilers, 1200 9 - 45, 420 mines depot ship 4/1945
Яна <Yana> 1923 // 1934   2273 96.8x11.6x4.5 10 1600   transport 6/1939
Урал <Ural> (ex-Феликс Дзержинский <Felix Dzerzhinskiy>) 1929 // 10/1940 190 Yd, Leningrad 5560 104.0x14.6x6.0 12.5 1diesel, 2100 4 - 76/52, 4 - 12.7, 328 mines depot ship 1942
Канин <Kanin> (ex-Пролетарий <Proletariy>) 1898 // 8/1941   1163 60.0x8.5x5.4 10 550 1 - 76/28, 1 - 20 transport 8/1942
Пушкин <Pushkin> 1929 // 12/1939   5320 91.3x13.2x2.8 8.2 950 2 - 100/54, 2 - 45, mines returned 11/1940
Сосновец <Sosnovets> (ex-Север <Sever>) 1895 // 8/1941   1335 62.8x8.5x5.8 10 850 2 - 102/60, 1 - 76/28, mines transport 8/1942
Юшар <Yushar> (ex-Колгуев <Kolguev>) 1915 // 8/1941   2020 75.5x10.7x3.9 11 1VTE, 2boilers, 848 1 - 76/52, 3 - 45, 125 mines transport 10/1945
Островский <Ostrovskiy> (ex-Н. А. Островский <N. A. Jstrovskiy>) 1931 // 7/1940 201 Yd, Sevastopol 2625 79.9x12.0x3.9 12.5 2diesels, 1052 2 - 76/52, 4 - 45, mines sunk 23/3/1942
Сызрань <Syzran> 1936 // 7/1940   2810 76.0x10.8x5.2 6.5 700 2 - 76/52, 4 - 45, 2 - 12.7, 253 mines sunk 29/7/1941

100 - 1000 BRT

Заря <Zarya> (1929, 354, 10 mines, 7/1941 - 5/3/1943); Лукомский <Lukomskiy> (ex-Пётр Лукомский <Pyotr Lukomskiy>) (1929, 354, 10 mines, 7/1941 - 1/1945); Дооб <Doob> (1926, 150, 7/1941 - 11/2/1942); Ристна <Ristna> (ex-Ristna, ex-№18 <No18>, ex-Апостол Пётр <Apostol Pyotr>) (1906, 600, 175 mines, 5/1915 - ?/4/1918, 8/1940 - 11/1941); Суроп <Surop> (ex-Surop, ex-№19 <No19>, ex-Апостол Павел <Apostol Pavel> (1906, 600, 175 mines, 5/1915 - /4/1918, 8/1940 - 11/8/1941); Колхозник <Kolkhoznik> (1931, 210, 2 - 76/30, 60 mines, 6/1932 - 22/9/1941); Пина <Pina> (ex-Matwa) (, 140, 172 mines, 7/1940 - 26/8/1941)

Ship project history: Merchant vessels converted to minelayers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Stavropol was commissioned at first time in 4/1923 - 7/1923 as AMC, serving as Voroshilovsk was lost 9/8/1950 in Novik Bay as result of explosion at mines unloading. Ostrovskiy 23/3/1942 was sunk by German aircraft at Tuapse. Syzran was lost 29/7/1941, later salvaged but never commissioned again.

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