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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

CRUISERS

MININ armoured frigate (1878)

Minin 1878

Minin 1895

Ladoga 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Минин <Minin>, 3/1909- Ладога <Ladoga>   Semyannikov and Poletika Works, St. Petersburg 24/9/1866 3/11/1869 2/1878 TS 3/1906, minelayer 1/1909, sunk 14/8/1915

 

Displacement normal, t

6136

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

89.9 wl

Breadth, m

15.1

Draught, m

7.75 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 12 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

5290

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 1000

Endurance, nm(kts)

1520(9)

Armour, mm

compound; belt: 178 - 152, deck: 25 (steel)

Armament

4 x 1 - 203/19 obr. 1867, 12 x 1 - 152/23 obr. 1867, 4 x 1 - 87/17 4pdr obr. 1867, 8 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (aw, beam), 150 mines

Complement

545

Ship project history: Minin was originally launched as a low freeboard turret ship, intended to be similar to the Captain with full rig, 4 279mm guns in twin turrets and 4 152mm, 2 on the forecastle and 2 on the poop. After the disaster to the Captain in 1871 her completion was stopped and she was reconstructed as an armoured cruiser. The Minin was sheathed and coppered and heavily ship-rigged. Her details were altered several times.

Ship protection: There was a complete waterline belt from 0.6m above lo 1.5m below lwl with a 25mm steel deck at the belt upper edge, but the guns were unprotected on the upper deck with the 203mm in sponsons.

Modernizations: 1880s: - 4 x 1 - 203/19, 12 x 1 - 152/23, 4 x 5 - 37/17; + 4 x 1 - 203/28 obr. 1877, 12 x 1 - 152/25 obr. 1877, 2 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 8 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

1893: - 12 x 1 - 152/25; + 6 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 6 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94; machinery was replaced by 1 VTE and 18 Belleville boilers (4000hp, 12.2kts)

1909, as minelayer was armed with 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1080 mines, normal displacement became 6100t.

Naval service: Minin was reclassified as TS in March 1906, converted to minelayer Ladoga in January 1909 and sunk 14/8/1915 in the Gulf of Finland by the mine laid by German submarine UC4.

Minin after reboilering

minelayer Ladoga

 

© Ivan Gogin, 2014