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DON minelayer (1941/1944)

Don 1944

 

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Дон <Don> (ex-Amiral Murgesku)   Santieri Galati, Galats, Romania 8/1938 14/6/1939 5/1941 // 9/1944 TS 4/1945, depot ship 1/1947

 

 

Displacement standard, t

812

Displacement full, t

~950

Length, m

76.9

Breadth, m

9.10

Draught, m

2.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Krupp-Germania diesels

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3400(13)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV, 2 x 1 - 13.2/79, 135 mines, 2 DCT

Complement

105

Ship project history: Former Romanian minelayer Amiral Murgescu, 5/9/1944 captured by Soviet troops at Constanza and 14/9/1944 commissioned by Soviet Navy as Don.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 2/4/1945 Don was converted to TS, 18/1/1947 to depot ship, 9/2/1948 to command ship; 7/5/1956 she was disarmed and converted to barrack ship PKZ-107, 4/1/1958 to repair vessel PM-76, since 8/6/1966 PMR-76. She was excluded from fleet list 27/5/1988, sold for scrap 4/7/1988.

Don 1945

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