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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

KUBAN' netlayers (1918)

Kuban 1919

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Кубань <Kuban'>   Kolomna S Yd 5/1917 1918 8/1918 minelayer, gunboat 2/1919, harbour vessel 9/1920, minesweeper 5/1921, stricken 10/1923
Терек <Terek>   Kolomna S Yd 5/1917 1918 9/1918 minelayer, gunboat 2/1919, destroyed 24/5/1919

 

 

Displacement normal, t

330

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

51.4

Breadth, m

7.60

Draught, m

1.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/60, 6 x 1 - 7.6/94, 60 mines

Complement 67

Ship project history: Multipurpose shallow-draught crafts intended for laying mines and anti-submarine nets. Lead Pripyat ` was converted from Volga diesel-engined tug Demosfen built in Nizhni Novgorod in 1914. Project appeared successful, and in 1916 the order for building of 8 more ships for Baltic has been given out. However, no any of them served on Baltic: Terek, Kuban` and Indigirka were completed in 1918-1919 as gunboats for Volga Flotilla, remaining ships were never completed. In May, 1917 the order on building of multi-purpose diesel-engined ships of Strengthened Demosfen class combining features of minelayers, netlayers and gunboats (500t, 1600hp, 14kts, 3 102mm/60 guns, 1 76mm AA gun, 60 mines) was given out. This program remained non-realised.

Modernizations: 1920, Kuban: disarmed.

1921, Kuban: was armed with 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, sweeps.

Naval service: Both ships were built as netlayers but commissioned as minelayers with poor mine capacity. Terek was badly damaged on river Kama in May, 1919 and abandoned. 25/5/1919 she was withdrawn by Whites but never repaired and destroyed them late 1919.

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