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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY / SOVIET NAVY (RUSSIA / USSR)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

T.13 minesweepers (1916-1917)

T.13 1916

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
T.13   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918 (Goldaxe)
T.14   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918 (Stoneaxe)
T.15, 1923- -1 <PS-1>, 1/1941- <Neptun>, 8/1941- -20 <SKR-20> 20 Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 sunk 2/8/1918, salvaged and commissioned by Whites late 1918, captured by Reds 3/1920, board guard ship 10/1922, navy guard ship 6/1941, board guard ship 1/1946, stricken late 1940s
T.16   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918 (Battleaxe)
T.17   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918 (Iceaxe)
T.18   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 8/1916 wrecked 3/1917
T.19   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 wrecked 9/1916
T.19   Cochrane, Selby, UK 1916 1917 1917 captured by Britain 8/1918 (Poleaxe)
T.20   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918
T.21   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 captured by Whites 8/1918, abandoned, commissioned by Reds 4/1920, guard ship 5/1920, board guard ship 12/1922, survey vessel 6/1924
T.22   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 captured by Britain 8/1918
T.23   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 captured by Whites 8/1918, abandoned, commissioned by Reds 4/1920, guard ship 5/1920, board guard ship 12/1922, survey vessel 6/1924
T.24   Smiths Dock, South Bank, UK 1916 1916 9/1916 captured by Whites 8/1918, abandoned, commissioned by Reds 4/1920, rescue vessel 3/1921, survey vessel 5/1921, board guard ship 12/1922, survey vessel 5/1924

 

 

Displacement normal, t

500

Displacement full, t

580

Length, m

43.2

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

3.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 Yarrow boiler

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 3840(6)

Armament

1 x 1 - 57/50 Hotchkiss, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94, sweeps, 30 mines

Complement

35

Ship project history: Built on the basis of fishing trawler ship Bombardier. The hull with icebreaker streamlines and ice stiffenings.

Modernizations: 1917, T.13, 14, 17, 18: - 1 x 1 - 57/50; + 1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet.

1917, T.15, 16: - 1 x 1 - 57/50; + 1 x 1 - 76/28 Lender

1920, T.23; 1922, T.15, 21, 24: - sweeps, mines

1941, Neptun: - 1 x 1 - 76/28; + 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94

1943, SKR-20: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV

Naval service: T.15 was sunk by British field guns 2/8/1918, later salvaged and commissioned by Whites. She was re-captured by Reds in 1920 and served since late 1940s. In 1918 T13, 14, 16, 17, 20 and 22 were captured by British troops and are withdrawn abroad. T19 during passage to Russia ran ashore at coast of Scotland and has sunk. T18 during minesweeping operation in March, 1917 ran ashore in Kola bay and was wrecked by a surf. Remaining ships after Civil war were sold mercantile.

Goldaxe (ex-T.13)

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14