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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

AIRCRAFT CARRYING SHIPS

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

seaplane carriers of WWI

Orlitsa 1915

Imperator Aleksandr I 1916

more than 1000 BRT

Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT or Disp., t

Dimensions, m

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Орлица <Orlitsa> (ex-Императрица Александра <Imperatritsa Aleksandra>) 1903 // 2/1915 UK 3800 90.0x12.0 12 2200 8-75/48, 4 seaplanes (M.9) sold mercantile 7/1918
Император Александр I <Imperator Aleksandr I>, 5/1917- Республиканец <Respublikanets> 1913 // 12/1916 UK 9240 117.0x15.4 15 5100 6-120/43, 2-57/50, 8 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Император Николай I <Imperator Nikolay I>, 5/1916- Авиатор <Aviator> 1913 // 12/1916 UK 9230 117.0x15.4 15 5100 6-120/43, 2-47/40, 7 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Дакия <Dakiya>, 2/1918- 1907 год <1907 god> 1906 // 11/1916 A C de La Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France 4515 106.4x12.4 17.5 6550 4-152/44, 1-75/48, 7 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Император Троян <Imperator Troyan>, 2/1918- Социальная Революция <Sotsialnaya Revolyutsiya> 1906 // 11/1916 A C de La Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France 4505 109.1x12.7 17.5 7032 4-152/44, 1-75/48, 7 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Germany 19/6/1918
Румыния <Rumyniya>, 2/1918- Республика Румыния <Respublika Rumyniya> 1905 // 11/1916 A C de La Loire, Saint-Nazaire, France 4500 106.2x12.3 18 6500 4-152/44, 1-75/48, 7 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Король Карл <Korol' Karl>, 2/1918- Иоанн Роатэ <Ioann Roate> 1898 // 11/1916 Glasgow, UK 4200 105.0x12.6 17.5 6500 4-152/44, 1-75/48, 4 seaplanes (M.9) captured by Georgians 3/1918

Ship project history: Merchant vessels converted to seaplane tenders during World War One.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Respublikanets, Aviator, 1907 god, Sotsialnaya Revolyutsiya and Rumyniya were captured by Germans at Sevastopol and Ioann Roate was captured by Georgians at Batumi.

© Ivan Gogin, 2014