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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

CRUISERS

BOYARIN 2nd class cruiser (1902)

Boyarin 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Boyarin>   Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark 6/9/1900 8/6/1901 30/8/1902 sunk 13/2/1904

 

Displacement normal, t

3200

Displacement full, t

3274

Length, m

105.2 pp 108.3 wl 108.3 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

4.88 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 16 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

11500

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

coal 600

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(10)

Armour, mm Nickel steel; deck: 38 with 51mm slopes, ammunition tubes: 25, CT: 76 (Krupp steel)

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 1 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 8 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 5 - 450 TT (aw, 4 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

331

Ship project history: Very different from the Novik in appearance, the Boyarin resembled a lighter version of the Bogatyr' class with a short forecastle and poop, three funnels and two masts. One 120mm gun was mounted far forward, one aft and the others in upper deck sponsons by the fore and mainmasts.

Ship protection: There was a 38mm deck with 51mm slopes amidships and 76mm on the CT.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Boyarin struck a Russian mine 11/2/1904 off Dairen near Port Arthur and was abandoned by her crew. Towing appeared possible, but the Boyarin broke loose during the night and drifted on to another mine and sank two days later.

Boyarin

Ivan Gogin, 2014