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AZOV river monitors (1907-1908/1944)

Mariupol 1944

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Azov> (ex-Ion C. Bratianu)     STT, Trieste, Austria-Hungary // Santieri Galati, Galaz, Romania 1906 1907 1907 // 11/1944 to Romania 7/1951 (M202)
<Mariupol> (ex-Alexandru Lachovari)     STT, Trieste, Austria-Hungary // Santieri Galati, Galaz, Romania 1906 1907 1908 // 11/1944 to Romania 7/1951 (M201)

  

Displacement standard, t

680

Displacement full, t

750

Length, m

62 - 63.5

Breadth, m

10.5

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1800

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

coal 60

Endurance, nm(kts) 1500(9.7)
Armour, mm belt: 75 - 70, bulkheads: 60, deck: 75 - 20, turrets: 75 - 50, CT: 75 - 50

Armament

Azov: 3 x 1 - 120/50 Škoda-Bofors Mk 4, 5 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV, 4 x 1 - 12.7/79

Mariupol: 3 x 1 - 120/50 Škoda-Bofors Mk 4, 5 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV

Complement

119

Ship project history: Former Romanian monitors, captured by Soviet troops on Danube 6-29/8/1944 and 10/11/1944 commissioned by Danube Flotilla.

Ship protection: Deck had 45-20mm thickness increasing to 75mm over boiler room.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 28/2/1948 both were laid up and 3/7/1951 returned to Romania.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14