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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

CRUISERS

ZHEMCHUG 2nd class cruisers (1904)

Izumrud 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Zhemchug>   Nevski Works, St. Petersburg 27/6/1902 9/9/1903 10/1904 interned by Phillippines 3/6/1905-9/1905, sunk 28/10/1914
<Izumrud>   Nevski Works, St. Petersburg 27/6/1902 22/10/1903 10/1904 wrecked 29/5/1905

 

Displacement normal, t

3103

Displacement full, t

3333

Length, m

106.0 pp 109.9 wl 110.9 oa

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

5.00 max

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 16 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

17000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

coal 660

Endurance, nm(kts)

2090(10)

Armour, mm Nickel steel; deck: 30 with 50mm slopes, CT: 30 (Krupp steel)

Armament

8 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 3 - 450 TT (aw, 2 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

350

Ship project history: Three-funnelled cruisers resembling the Novik but with three masts. The 4.7in guns were arranged as in Novik, but Jemtchug later had another two added to give a total of eight 4,7in.

Ship protection: The protective deck was 30mm with 50mm slopes and 70mm hoods over the engines, and the CT 30mm.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Izumrud was wrecked 29/5/1905 NE of Vladivostock after Tsushima and Zhemchug was surprised and sunk at Penang by German cruiser Emden with torpedoes and gunfire 28/10/1914.

Izumrud 1914

Ivan Gogin, 2014