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PAMIAT' AZOVA semi-armoured frigate (1890)

Pamiat' Azova 1890

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Память Азова <Pamiat' Azova>, 2/1909- Двина <Dvina>, 4/1917- Память Азова <Pamiat' Azova>   Carr & McFerson, St. Petersburg 16/3/1886 1/6/1888 1890 TS 10/1907, depot ship 5/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

6674

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

117.2

Breadth, m

17.2

Draught, m

8.18 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal 1200

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(10)
Armour, mm compound; belt: 152 - 102, shields: 51, deck: 63 - 38, CT: 38

Armament

2 x 1 - 203/33, 13 x 1 - 152/32 obr. 1877, 2 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 7 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 8 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 3 - 381 TT (aw, 1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

640

Ship project history: A three-funnelled ship, sheathed and coppered and originally barque-rigged without royals.

Ship protection: The belt stopped 14m from the stem and 11m from the stern and extended from 0.6m above to 1.5m below lwl. It was 152mm amidships, reduced to 102mm fore and aft and at the lower edge, and ending in 102mm bulkheads. The 203mm guns in sponsons had small 51mm shields while the main deck 152mm were unprotected. The armour deck was 63mm reduced to 38mm at the ends.

Modernizations: 1904: boilers were replaced by 18 Belleville (5664hp, 16kts)

1907: all armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

Naval service: Pamyat' Azova was converted to TS 10/10/1907. In the time of WWI she was used also as depot ship for submarines and HQ ship. 8/5/1919 she was re-rated as depot hulk and 19/8/1919 torpedoed and sunk by British MTB CMB79 at Kronshtadt.

Pamiat' Azova

Dvina

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