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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FOREL torpedo boats (1901 - 1902)

Vnimatelny 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Форель <Forel'>, 3/1902- Внимательный <Vnimatelny>   Normand, Le Havre, France 1899 8/12/1900 9/1901 wrecked 27/5/1904
Осётр <Osyotr>, 3/1902- Внушительный <Vnushitelny>   Normand, Le Havre, France 1899 23/1/1901 3/1901 scuttled 25/2/1904
Стерлядь <Sterlyad'>, 3/1902- Выносливый <Vynoslivy>   Normand, Le Havre, France 1899 8/3/1901 9/1901 sunk 24/8/1904
Кефаль <Kefal'>, 3/1902- Властный <Vlastny>   F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France 1900 28/11/1901 6/1902 interned by China 1/1/1905-9/1905, captured by UK 11/1917
Лосось <Losos'>, 3/1902- Грозовой <Grozovoy>   F C de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France 1900 11/3/1902 6/1902 interned by China 12/8/1904-9/1905, captured by UK 11/1917

  

Displacement normal, t

312

Displacement full, t

347

Length, m

56.6

Breadth, m

5.90

Draught, m

3.02 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

5200

Max speed, kts

26.5

Fuel, t

coal 82

Endurance, nm(kts)

1250(13)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 5 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 381 TT

Complement

64

Ship project history: Resembled the French Durandal class but with two groups of two funnels. The 75mm was on the 'conning tower' roof forward with a deck TT abaft each funnel group.

Modernizations: 1913, both survived: - 5 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 381 TT; + 1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 6 x 1 - 7.6/94, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service: Vnimatelny ran ashore at night 27/5/1904 off Murchison Island and torpedoed by destroyer Vynoslivy. Vnushitelny 25/2/1904 was scuttled by own crew in Golubinaya Bight off Port Arthur being damaged by Japanese cruisers. Vynoslivy was mined off Port Arthur 24/8/1904. Vlastny 1/1/1905 at Chifu and Grozovoy 12/8/1904 at Shanghai were interned by Chinese Government and returned to Russia after war. In November 1917 both were under repair in United Kingdom and captured by British troops. They were transferred by British to White Russian Army but in May 1918  exchanged by Whites for a coal and sold for scrap.

Vnimatelny

© Ivan Gogin, 2014