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CRUISERS

VITYAZ' screw corvettes (1886)

Rynda 1892

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Витязь <Vityaz'>   Galerny Is, St. Petersburg 28/8/1883 4/11/1884 spring 1886 wrecked 10/5/1893
Рында <Rynda>, 5/1917- Освободитель <Osvoboditel'>   Franko-Russkiy Wks (Galerny Is), St. Petersburg 25/10/1883 30/6/1885 1886 TS 3/1906, dispatch vessel 5/1917, stricken 8/1926

 

Displacement normal, t

3537

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

79.4

Breadth, m

13.7

Draught, m

5.33 mean

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 10 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

11.5

Fuel, t

coal 500

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 38

Armament

4 x 1 - 152/25 obr 1877, 4 x 1 - 87/21 obr 1877, 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 6 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 1 - 381 TT (bow)

Complement

396

Ship project history: Steel and iron hulled partly protected cruisers with barque rig, sheathed and coppered.

Ship protection: Protective deck closed machinery only.

Modernizations: 1901, Rynda: - 2 x 1 - 87/21; + 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 3 - 381 TT

1905, Rynda: armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

Naval service: Vityaz` wrecked 10/5/1893 off Lazarev Port (Sea of Japan). Rynda  was re-rated to TS in 1906 and sold for BU in May, 1922.

Rynda 1887

Rynda 1890s

 

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