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BARSUK dispatch vessels (1916)

Mogilevskiy 1940

Atarbekov 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Барсук <Barsuk> (ex-О-1 <O-1>)   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1915 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, wrecked 10/1917
Куница <Kunitsa> (ex-О-2 <O-2>), 1923- Атарбеков <Atarbekov>   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, to Board Guard 10/1922, guard ship 6/1941, tug 10/1943, guard ship 4/1944, to Board Guard 8/1944, survey vessel 10/1954
Соболь <Sobol'> (ex-О-3 <O-3>)   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, tug 8/1922, guard ship 6/1941, stricken 11/1943
Горностай <Gornostay> (ex-О-4 <O-4>)   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, tug 8/1922
Ласка <Laska> (ex-О-5 <O-5>)   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, to Board Guard 10/1922, guard ship 6/1924, stricken 5/1927
Хорёк <Khoryok> (ex-О-6 <O-6>), 1923- Могилевский <Mogilevskiy>   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, to Board Guard 10/1922, guard ship 6/1941, to Board Guard 8/1944, stricken 1954
Выдра <Vydra> (ex-О-7 <O-7>)   Lehtonemi Yd 1915 1916 12/1916 guard vessel 1917, to Board Guard 10/1922, guard ship 10/1924, stricken 10/1926

 

Displacement normal, t

168

Displacement full, t

202

Length, m

30.5

Breadth, m

5.80

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

350

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 850(9)

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 1 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Complement

46

   

Ship project history: Former harbour buoy tenders O-1 - 7, 30/12/1916 commissioned by Baltic Fleet as dispatch vessels. Atarbekov in 1930s passed repair and modernization with reconstruction of hull, replacement of steam engines by diesels etc.

Modernizations: 1930s, Atarbekov, Sobol, Mogilevskiy: - 1 x 1 - 37/20; + 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

late 1930s, Atarbekov: hull was lengthened (273t full, 39.2 x 5.80 x 2.40m), machinery was replaced by 2 diesels with 2 shafts (1600bhp, 14kts, 25t of diesel oil); - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 76/52 34K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

1940, Sobol, Mogilevskiy: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 3 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: Barsuk was lost in October, 1917 as result of navigating accident.

     Kunitsa and Khoryok 24/10/1922 were transferred to Board Guard and in 1923 renamed Atarbekov and MogilevskiySobol 12/8/1922 was disarmed, converted to tug and stricken from fleet list.
    22/6/1941 all three ships as guard ships were commissioned by Caspian Flotilla. Sobol 25/11/1943 was disarmed and stricken; Atarbekov and Mogilevskiy 1/8/1944 were returned to Board Guard.

Atarbekov

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