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CRUISERS

GENERAL-ADMIRAL armoured frigates (1875-1877)

General-Admiral 1880

Gertsog Edinburgskiy 1892

Onega 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Генерал-Адмирал <General-Admiral>, 10/1909- Нарова <Narova>, 9/1924- 25 Октября <25 Oktyabrya>   Semyannikov & Poletika Wks (Nevskiy Wks), St. Petersburg 27/11/1870 8/10/1873 20/9/1875 TS 3/1906, minelayer 10/1909, TS 2/1920, minelayer 7/1924, depot ship 6/1937
Герцог Эдинбургский <Gertsog Edinburgskiy> (ex-Александр Невский <Alexandr Nevskiy>), 10/1909- Онега <Onega>   Karr & McFerson Wks (Baltic Wks), St. Petersburg 27/9/1870 10/9/1875 1877 TS 3/1906, minelayer 10/1909, hulk 9/1914

 

Displacement normal, t

General-Admiral: 5031

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 4838

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

General-Admiral: 87.1 wl 91.0 oa

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 86.9 oa

Breadth, m

14.6

Draught, m

General-Admiral: 7.01

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 7.32

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 12 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

General-Admiral: 4470

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 5222

Max speed, kts

General-Admiral: 12.3

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 13.2

Fuel, t

coal 1000

Endurance, nm(kts)

General-Admiral: 2400(8)

Gertsog Edinburgskiy: 2800(9)

Armour, mm

wrought iron; belt: 152 - 127, deck: 25

Armament

6 x 1 - 203/19 obr.1867g, 2 x 1 - 152/23 obr.1867g, 4 x 1 - 87/17 obr.1867g

Complement

490

Ship project history: Iron hulled ships with ram, sheathed and coppered and fully rigged. First armoured cruisers in the world. 203mm guns were placed amidships on the upper deck and 152mm guns below the forecastle and poop.

Ship protection: Complete belt was 2.1m high and 152 - 127mm thick. It was covered by flat 25mm deck. 152mm coaming 1.4m high protected engine room hatch.

Modernizations: 1886, General-Admiral: boilers were replaced by 3 double-ended cylindrical ones

1889, Gertsog Edinburgskiy: - 6 x 1 - 203/19, 2 x 1 - 152/23, 4 x 1 - 87/17; + 4 x 1 - 203/28 obr.1877g, 5 x 1 - 152/25 obr.1877g, 6 x 1 - 87/21 obr.1877g, 10 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 3 - 381 TT (aw, 1 bow, 2 beam)

1890, General-Admiral: - 1 x 1 - 152/23, 4 x 1 - 87/17; + 6 x 1 - 87/21 obr.1877g, 1 - 381 TT (aw)

1892, General-Admiral: 2 additional single-ended cylindrical boilers were added, two fixed funnels replaced the original lowering ones; - 6 x 1 - 203/19; + 3 x 1 - 152/23 obr.1867g, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 8 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1896, Gertsog Edinburgskiy: boilers were replaced by 4 cylindrical ones, two fixed funnels replaced the original lowering ones.

1910, Narova: - 4 x 1 - 152/23, 6 x 1 - 47/40; + 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94, 600 mines

1910, Onega: - 4 x 1 - 203/28, 5 x 1 - 152/25, 6 x 1 - 87/21, 10 x 5 - 37/17, 3 - 381 TT; + 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94, 647 mines

1913, Narova: boilers were replaced by 6 Belleville.

1925, 25 Oktyabrya: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss AA, mine stowage was decreased to 500.

Naval service: Both ships were interned by Germany 12/4/1918 but returned to Russia in May.

General-Admiral 1890

Gertsog Edinburgskiy 1901

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