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VZRYV torpedo boat (1877)


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Vzryv

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Взрыв [Vzryv]     Berd, St. Petersburg 1876 25.8.1877 10/1877 stricken 11.1907


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

160

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

36.5 pp 39.6 oa

Breadth, m

4.93

Draught, m

3.38 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

coal 16

Endurance, nm(kts)600(10)
Armament

2 - 381 TT (bow), 2 fired torpedoes

Complement33


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<i>Vzryv </i>1877
Vzryv 1877


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<i>Vzryv</i>
Vzryv


Project history

The first large Russian torpedo boat, resembling a steam yacht in appearance. Also first seagoing torpedo boat in the world. The TT were on either beam just forward of midships, and pointed nearly ahead.

Modernizations

1880: + 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss

Naval service

Latterly used as a torpedo school tender.