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TORPEDO SHIPS

KAZARSKIY torpedo cruisers (1890-1895)

Kazarskiy 1890

Gaydamak 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Казарский <Kazarskiy>   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1888 1889 1890 dispatch vessel 10/1907, captured by Germany 1/5/1918, to Red Fleet 12/1920 as minelayer, dispatch vessel 1923, stricken 11/1925
Воевода <Voevoda>   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 7/1891 8/12/1891 6/1892 dispatch vessel 10/1907, captured by Finland 4/1918 (Matti Kurki)
Посадник <Posadnik>   Schichau, Elbing, Germany 8/1891 13/4/1892 6/1892 dispatch vessel 10/1907, captured by Finland 4/1918 (Klas Horn)
Всадник <Vsadnik>   Crichton, Abo 1892 1893 1894 sunk 15/12/1904
Гайдамак <Gaydamak>   Crichton, Abo 1892 1893 1894 scuttled 2/1/1905
Гридень <Griden`>   Nikolayev Admiralty 6/1891 12/11/1893 11/1895 dispatch vessel 10/1907, Board Guard ship 6/1908, stricken 1913

 

Displacement normal, t

400

Displacement full, t

432

Length, m

60.2

Breadth, m

7.42

Draught, m

3.25 - 3.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

3500

Max speed, kts

21 - 22.5

Fuel, t

coal 90

Endurance, nm(kts) 1640(15)

Armament

6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 3 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 - 381 TT (bow), 1 x 1 - 381 TT

Complement

65

Ship project history: Small torpedo gunboats, one TT was fixed in the bow, one training TT was on deck. Rated as torpedo cruisers. In 1907 survived ships were converted to despatch vessels.

Modernizations: 1907, Kazarskiy: - 6 x 1 - 47/40, 3 x 1 - 37/20, 1 - 381 TT, 1 x 1 - 381 TT; + 3 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94

1909, Voevoda, Posadnik: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 57/50 Hotchkiss

1910, Voevoda: - 2 x 1 - 57/50, 4 x 1 - 47/40, 3 x 1 - 37/20, 1 - 381 TT, 1 x 1 - 381 TT; + 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

1910, Posadnik: - 4 x 1 - 47/40, 3 x 1 - 37/20, 1 - 381 TT, 1 x 1 - 381 TT; + 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

1911, Posadnik: - 1 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 57/50; + 1 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94

1917, Posadnik: - 1 x 1 - 75/48, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 1 x 1 - 102/60

1920, Kazarskiy: + 50 mines

1923, Kazarskiy: - 50 mines

Naval service: Vsadnik was sunk 15/12/1904 on shallow water in Port Arthur harbour by Japanese siege guns, additionally destroyed by own crew 2/1/1905, but salvaged by Japanese in October, 1905 and commissioned them as Makigumo. Gaydamak was exploded and scuttled by own crew 2/1/1905 in Port Arthur harbour but later salvaged by Japanese and commissioned them as Shikinami.

    In April, 1918 Voevoda and Posadnik were captured by Finnish troops at Bjorneborg and till 1940 served under Finnish flag as Matti Kurki and Klas Horn. Kazarskiy was captured at Sevastopol by German troops 1/5/1918, re-captured by British-French troops 24/11/1918, liberated by Red Army 29/4/1919 but 24/6/1919 captured by White Army and commissioned by Southern Russia Navy. 14/11/1920 Kazarsky was abandoned by them at Sevastopol and 15/12/1920 entered service in the Red Navy as minelayer.

Voevoda 1890s

Gaydamak 1890s

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