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AMUR mine transports (1901)


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Yenisey 1904

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Амур [Amur]     Baltic Wks, St. Petersburg 1898 8/11/1898 1901 sunk 18/12/1904
Енисей [Yenisey]     Baltic Wks, St. Petersburg 1898 20/5/1899 1901 sunk 11/2/1904


Technical data


Displacement normal, t2590
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

2 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

Complement304


Standard scale images


<i>Amur </i>1901
Amur 1901


Graphics


<i>Yenisey </i>1904
Yenisey 1904


Ship project history


Mine 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.