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BERDYANSK river monitor (1905/1944)

Berdyansk 1944

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Бердянск <Berdyansk> (ex-Ardeal, ex-Drina, ex-Temes)   902 Danubius Schönichen, Ujpest, Austria-Hungary 1/1903 26/3/1904 5/1905 // 11/1944 to Romania 7/1951 (M207)

  

Displacement standard, t

450

Displacement full, t

650

Length, m

59.0

Breadth, m

9.5

Draught, m

1.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

coal 62

Endurance, nm(kts) 500(8)
Armour, mm belt: 70, deck: 70 - 45, turrets: 50, CT: 75

Armament

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

Complement

129

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 45mm thickness increasing to 70mm over machinery.

Modernizations: None.

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

Berdyansk

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

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