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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY / SOVIET NAVY (RUSSIA / USSR)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ABO torpedo boats (1886)

Abo 1886

Names

<Abo> (ex-8 <No8>), 4/1895- 108 <No108>, 1/1910- <Ilim>; <Vindava> (ex-9 <No9), 4/1895- 109 <No109>; <Libava> (ex-10 <No10>), 4/1895- 110 <No110>

Builders

Schichau, Elbing, Germany: Abo, Vindava, Libava

Completed

1886: Abo, Vindava, Libava

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding

1909: No109, 110

2/1925: Ilim

 

Displacement normal, t

76

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

38.5

Breadth, m

4.52

Draught, m

1.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

640

Max speed, kts

19.3 - 20

Fuel, t

coal 18

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(10)

Armament

4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (bow, 6)

Complement

21

Ship project history: Boats had three masts, fore and aft CTs and two rudders.

Modernizations: 1909, Ilim: - 2 x 5 - 37/17, 2 - 381 TT; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

Naval service: No108 was reclassified as harbour craft in October 1909 but returned to battle order as dispatch vessel in May 1915. She was reclassified as gunboat in February 1919, again as dispatch vessel in November and as guard ship in February 1923.

Abo

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14