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SVETLANA 1st class cruiser (1898)

Svetlana 1898

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Светлана <Svetlana>   F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France 10/7/1895 12/1896 2/4/1898 sunk 28/5/1905

 

Displacement normal, t

3770

Displacement full, t

3862

Length, m

101.0 wl

Breadth, m

13.0

Draught, m

5.69 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 18 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

21.6

Fuel, t

coal 820

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(10)

Armour, mm Nickel steel; deck: 38 with 63mm slopes, ammunition hoists: 51, CT: 102

Armament

6 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 10 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (aw, beam), 20 mines

Complement

401

Ship project history: A three-funnelled cruiser with a pronounced ram bow, and sheathed and coppered, the Svetlana was in peacetime fitted out as a yacht for the Grand Duke commanding the Russian Navy, and had a considerable amount of woodwork installed. Four of the 6in guns were in main deck sponsons and two fore and aft on the upper deck.

Ship protection: There was a 38mm deck with 63mm slopes, a 51mm hood over the engine room and 127mm glacis to the hatches. The CT was 102mm and the ammunition tube to the forecastle 152mm gun and the broadside patches protecting the TT were 51mm.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Svetlana was sunk 28/5/1905 on the day after Tsushima by Japanese cruisers Otowa and Niitaka.

Svetlana

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