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MINE WARFARE SHIPS

R type minesweeping boats (1937/1939-1944)

No44 1941

Names

Navy boats: -3 <VR-3>, 5/1939- 361 <No361>, 10/1939- 221 <No221>, 7/1941- 914 <No914>, 9/1941- 13 <No13>; -4 <VR-4>, 5/1939- 362 <No362>, 10/1939- 222 <No222>, 8/1941- 1509 <No1509>, 9/1941- 709 <No709>; -5 <VR-5>, 5/1939- 363 <No363>, 10/1939- 223 <No223>, 8/1941- 1510 <No1510>, 9/1941- 710 <No710>, 11/1944- KT-710; -6 <VR-6>, 5/1939- 364 <No364>, 10/1939- 224 <No224>, 8/1941- 1511 <No1511>, 9/1941- 711 <No711>, 11/1944- KT-711; -8 <VR-8>, 5/1939- 365 <No365>, 10/1939- 225 <No225>, 8/1941- 1512 <No1512>, 9/1941- 712 <No712>; -10 <VR-10>, 5/1939- 367 <No367>, 10/1939- 227 <No227>, 8/1941- 1514 <No1514>, 9/1941- 810 <No810>, 11/1944- KT-810

Auxiliary Navy boats, reclassified as combatants: 413 <No413> (ex--37 <MU-37>), 12/1940- 213 <No213>, 7/1941- 911 <No911>, 9/1941- 10 <No10>; 422 <No422> (ex--58 <MU-58>), 12/1940- 214 <No214>, 7/1941- 912 <No912>, 9/1941- 11 <No11>; 425 <No425> (ex--2 <US-2>), 12/1940- 216 <No216>, 7/1941- 913 <No913>, 9/1941- 12 <No12>; 315 <No315> (ex--46 <MU-46>), 4/1940- 323 <No323>, 12/1940- -46 <MU-46>, 7/1941- 906 <No906>, 9/1941- 15 <No15>; 44 <No44> (ex--44 <MU-44>), 10/1944- KT-377; 81 - 85 <No81 - 85>, 5/1942- -553 - 557 <KATShch-553 - 557>; 86 <No86>, 5/1942- -558 <KATShch-558>, 6/1944- KT-558; 87 <No87>, 5/1942- -559 <KATShch-559>; 120 <No120> (ex--2 <Sh-2>), 5/1942- -570 <KATShch-570>, 6/1944- KT-570; 127 <No127> (ex- 1 <Rybinskiy No1>), 5/1942- -567 <KATShch-567>, 6/1944- KT-567; 128 <No128> (ex- 2 <Rybinskiy No2>), 5/1942- -568 <KATShch-568>, 6/1944- KT-568; 129 <No129> (ex--1 <Sh-1>); 412 <No412> (ex--36 <MU-36>), 12/1940- 212 <No212>, 7/1941- 1201 <No1201>, 9/1941- 701 <No701>, 11/1944- KT-701; 424 <No424> (ex--1 <US-1>), 12/1940- 215 <No215>, 7/1941- 1202 <No1202>, 9/1941- 702 <No702>, 11/1944- KT-702; 312 <No312> (ex--33 <MU-33>), 12/1940- 311 <No311>, 7/1941- 1203 <No1203>, 9/1941- 703 <No703>, 11/1944- KT-703; 326 <No326> (ex--55 <VS-55>), 12/1940- 312 <No312>, 7/1941- 1204 <No1204>, 9/1941- 704 <No704>, 11/1944- KT-704; 327 <No327> (ex--56 <VS-56>), 12/1940- 313 <No313>, 7/1941- 1205 <No1205>, 9/1941- 705 <No705>; 323 <No323>, 7/1941- 1208 <No1208>, 9/1941- 707 <No707>, 11/1944- KT-707; 324 <No324>, 7/1941- 1209 <No1209>, 9/1941- 708 <No708>; 411 <No411> (ex--31 <MU-31>), 12/1940- -31 <MU-31>, 7/1941- 1101 <No1101>, 9/1941- 801 <No801>, 11/1944- KT-801; 311 <No311> (ex--32 <MU-32>), 12/1940- -32 <MU-32>, 7/1941- 1102 <No1102>, 9/1941- 802 <No802>, 11/1944- KT-802; 1103 <No1103> (ex--33 <MU-33>), 9/1941- 803 <No803>, 11/1944- KT-803; 314 <No314> (ex--35 <MU-35>), 12/1940- -35 <MU-35>, 7/1941- 1104 <No1104>, 9/1941- 804 <No804>; 1105 <No1105> (ex--36 <MU-36>), 9/1941- 805 <No805>, 11/1944- KT-805; 1106 <No1106> (ex--41 <MU-41>), 9/1941- 806 <No806>, 2/1942- 41 <No41>, 10/1944- KT-376; 1107 <No1107> (ex--42 <MU-42>), 9/1941- 807 <No807>; 1108 <No1108> (ex--43), 9/1941- 808 <No808>, 11/1944- KT-808; 415 <No415> (ex--47 <MU-47>), 1/1940- -47 <MU-47>, 7/1941- 1109 <No1109>, 9/1941- 809 <No809>, 11/1944- KT-809; KT-717 (ex--3 <IS-3>); -13 <OVR-13>, 10/1944- KT-844; 5385 <No5385>, 6/1944- -661 <KEMTShch-661>; 6684 <No6684>, 6/1944- -660 <KEMTShch-660>; 6685 <No6685>

Builders

341 Yd, Rybinsk

Completed

1937: VR-3 - 6, 8, 10

1937 // 1939: No311, 312, 314, 315, 326, 327, 411 - 413, 415, 422, 424, 425

1937 // 1940: No323, 324

1937 // 1941: No44, 81 - 87, 127, 128, 1103, 1105 - 1108

1937 // 1942: No120, 129, 6684, 6685

1937 // 1943: OVR-13, No5385

1937 // 1944: KT-717

Losses

No13 (5/9/1943), No15 (4/8/1944), KATShch-557 (1/11/1943), KATShch-559 (5/11/1943), No705 (26/6/1944), No708 (5/8/1944), No709 (22/9/1944), No804 (30/7/1944), No807 (30/7/1944), No6685 (2/11/1943)

Transfers

none

Discarding

late 1940s: all survived

 

 

Displacement standard, t

26

Displacement full, t

30

Length, m

20.8

Breadth, m

3.30

Draught, m

1.10

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel

Power, h. p.

136

Max speed, kts

9.3

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 890(7)

Armament

(1 - 2) x 1 - 7.6/94

No44, 81 - 87, 120, 127 - 129, 1103, 1105 - 1108, 6684, 6685, OVR-13, No5385, KT-717: 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, sweeps

Complement 11 - 12

Ship project history: Built as runabouts, sometimes mentioned as Rybinets type. Steel-hulled.

Modernizations: 1941, No906, 911 - 914, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1109, 1201 - 1205, 1208, 1209, 1509 - 1512, 1514: + sweeps

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14