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KOPCHIK dispatch vessels (1916)

Kopchik 1916

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Копчик <Kopchik>   Sandvikens Yd, Helsingfors 1915 1916 1916 survey vessel 3/1918, guard vessel 5/1921, wrecked 7/6/1923
Коршун <Korshun>, 2/1925- Пионер <Pioner>, 11/1951- Тагул <Tagul>   Sandvikens Yd, Helsingfors 1915 1916 1916 survey vessel 3/1918, guard vessel 5/1921, dispatch vessel 11/1923, stricken 1938, re-commissioned as gunboat 5/1941, dispatch vessel 11/1951, hulk 10/1957

 

Displacement normal, t

450

Displacement full, t

550

Length, m

51.2

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 38

Endurance, nm(kts) 940(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 SK L/45, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 70 mines

Complement

57

   

Ship project history: Laid down as target tugs. Both ships were armed by German guns removed from captured cruiser Magdeburg.

Modernizations: 1920s, Pioner: - 2 x 1 - 105/42, 1 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K, mine stowage decreased to 30.

Naval service:  Kopchik was sunk 7/6/1923 in result of navigating accident; she was raised 31/8/1923, but never commissioned again.  Korshun after Civil war was classified as guard and training ship, since 10/11/1939 as MTB depot ship and since 16/5/1941 as gunboat.
    Pioner 27/9/1941 was damaged by German artillery and aircraft, has sunk on shallow water in Leningrad Sea Canal. She was raised in October, 1944 and commissioned again 30/11/1945 as despatch vessel; 13/11/1951 renamed Tagul. Since 3/10/1957 she served as receiving ship BRN-38 and BU in January, 1959.

Pioner

 

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