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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

AMUR mine transports (1901)

Amur 1901

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
ΐμσπ <Amur>   Baltic Wks, St. Petersburg 1898 8/11/1898 1901 sunk 18/12/1904
Ενθρει <Yenisey>   Baltic Wks, St. Petersburg 1898 20/5/1899 1901 sunk 11/2/1904

 

 

Displacement normal, t

2590

Displacement full, t

2800

Length, m

91.4 pp 92.7 oa

Breadth, m

14.9

Draught, m

5.20 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 12 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

4900

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 650

Endurance, nm(kts) 3600(10)

Armament

5 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 10 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 450 mines

Complement 304

Ship project history: Mining transports with the general appearance of small cruisers that served as minelayers in the Russo-Japanese War.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: One of the most successful of all mining operations was carried out by Amur on 14 May 1904 when she laid a field of 50 mines which sank the Japanese battleships Hatsuse and Yashima. The Yenisey was sunk by one of her own mines 11/2/1904 off Dalniy and the Amur was sunk on shallow water by Japanese 280mm howitzers at Port Arthur 18/12/1904 and finally exploded by own crew 2/1/1905 to avoid capture by Japanese.

Yenisey 1904

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