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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

CRUISERS

RYURIK 1st class cruiser (1895)

Ryurik 1895

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Ryurik>   Carr & McFerson, St. Petersburg 31/5/1890 3/11/1892 16/11/1895 sunk 14/8/1904

 

Displacement normal, t

10933

Displacement full, t

11690

Length, m

125.6 pp 130.1 wl 132.6 oa

Breadth, m

20.4

Draught, m

7.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

13250

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 1933

Endurance, nm(kts)

6700(10)
Armour, mm steel; belt: 254 - 203, battery bulkheads: 102, shields: 51, deck: 76 - 51, CT: 152

Armament

4 x 1 - 203/33, 16 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 6 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 2 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 10 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 12 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 6 - 381 TT (aw, 1 bow, 4 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

683

Ship project history: Although the Ryurik caused a considerable stir when first built, she was a thoroughly unsatisfactory design with only half her armament available on the broadside, inadequate protection and poor compartmentation. Ryurik was barque-rigged and sheathed and coppered.

Ship protection: The belt was 98m long, 2.1m wide and 254-203mm reduced to 127mm at the lower edge and ending in 254-229mm bulkheads. The 203mm guns in sponsons, the 152mm on the main deck and the 120mm on the upper deck were protected by shields while the heavy 102mmm bulkheads gave some protection to 14 of the 152mm. The armour deck was 51mm over the belt, increased to 76mm at ship ends. CT had 152mm sides and 76mm communication tube.

Modernizations: 1900s: - 4 x 1 - 47/40, 12 x 5 - 37/17; + 10 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Naval service: Ryurik was sunk 14/8/1904 at Ulsan by 203mm and 152mm shells from the Japanese cruisers.

Ryurik

Ivan Gogin, 2014