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TORPEDO SHIPS

EMIR BUKHARSKIY torpedo cruisers (1905-1906)

Moskvityanin 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Эмир Бухарский <Emir Bukharskiy>, 4/1919- Яков Свердлов <Yakov Sverdlov>   Sandvikens, Helsingfors 1904 12/1/1905 5/1905 stricken 12/1925
Финн <Finn>, 2/1919- Карл Либкнехт <Karl Libknekht>   Sandvikens, Helsingfors 1904 4/4/1905 1906 stricken 12/1925
Москвитянин <Moskvityanin>   Putilov, St. Petersburg summer 1904 20/5/1905 6/1906 sunk 21/5/1919
Доброволец <Dobrovolets>   Putilov, St. Petersburg summer 1904 11/6/1905 7/1906 sunk 21/8/1916

 

Displacement normal, t

660

Displacement full, t

720

Length, m

71.9

Breadth, m

7.16

Draught, m

2.74

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Schulz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

coal 150

Endurance, nm(kts) 1050(12)

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 6 x 1 - 57/50 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 1 - 450 TT, 20 mines

Complement

99

Ship project history: Development of 350t destroyers of Kit class, differed in the increased hull dimensions and more powerful machinery. Rated as torpedo cruisers, since September, 1907 as destroyers.

Modernizations: 1910, Emir Bukharskiy: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 6 x 1 - 57/50, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 102/60, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1910, Finn, Moskvityanin, Dobrovolets: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 6 x 1 - 57/50, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1920, Yakov Sverdlov: - 2 x 1 - 37/20, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 1 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers

1920, Karl Libknekht: - 1 x 1 - 37/20, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 1 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers

Naval service: Dobrovolets was stricken by German mine 21/8/1916 and has sunk in the Irbensky channel (Gulf of Riga). Moskvityanin 21/5/1919 has sunk in the Tyub-Karagan bay (Caspian Sea) after battle against British auxiliary cruisers. 10/1/1920 she was salvaged by Whites, included by them to the Fleet list but never repaired and sunk again by gunfire of own ships 28/3/1920.

Emir Bukharskiy

Finn 1913

Moskvityanin

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