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ANGARA gunboats (1917-1918/1944)

Angara 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Аракс <Arax> (ex-Capitan Dumitrescu, ex-Mignonne)   Arsenal de Brest, France   1917 1918 // 9/1944 sunk 10/1/1945
Ахтуба <Akhtuba> (ex-Locotenant-Comandor Stihi Eugen, ex-Friponne)   Arsenal de Lorient, France   1916 1917 // 9/1944 to Romania 10/1945 (Dumitresku)
Ангара <Angara> (ex-Sublocotenant Ghigulescu, ex-Impatiente)   Arsenal de Brest, France   1916 1917 // 9/1944 to Romania 10/1945 (Ghigulesku)

  

Displacement standard, t

375

Displacement full, t

443

Length, m

57.8 pp 60.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

2.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 7.9/79, 2 DCT

Complement

50

Ship project history: Former Romanian gunboats, bought in France in 1920 (2nd class avisos of Friponne class). 5/9/1944 they were captured by Soviet troops at Constanza and 14/9/1944 commissioned by Black Sea Fleet.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Arax 10/1/1945 was mined in Odessa harbour, never repaired and BU. Akhtuba and Angara 14/10/1945 were returned to Romania as Eugen Stihi and Ion Ghigulescu; subsequently they were renamed D61 and D62. In 1960 both were converted to survey vessels and command ships and stricken from lists of Romanian Navy only in 2002.

* On other version, Arax was not scrapped, and later returned to Romania where she was repaired and under former name Dumitrescu continued to serve till 1959.

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