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CRUISERS

NOVIK 2nd class cruiser (1901)

Novik 1903

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Новик <Novik>   Schichau, Danzig, Germany 12/3/1900 15/8/1900 17/12/1901 scuttled 20/8/1904

 

Displacement normal, t

3000

Displacement full, t

3080

Length, m

106.0 pp 109.9 wl 110.5 oa

Breadth, m

12.2

Draught, m

5.00 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 12 Schultz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

17800

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal 500

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(10)

Armour, mm Nickel steel; deck: 38 with 51mm slopes, glacis: 70, shields: 25, CT: 30 (Krupp steel)

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 5 - 381 TT (aw, 4 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

328

Ship project history: A three-funnelled cruiser with a single mast between the second and third funnels, and a ram bow. The Novik was lightly built as a much enlarged destroyer. The 120mm guns were mounted fore and aft with two on either beam. For her day the Novik was a very fast ship and attained 19,000ihp - 25.6kts on trials.

Ship protection: There was a 38mm deck with 51mm slopes and to 70mm over the top of the engines.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Novik was scuttled 20/8/1904 at Korsakovsk in Sakhalin after an action with the light cruiser Tsushima and was later salved by the Japanese and served in their navy as Suzuya.

Novik

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