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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

BURUN gunboats (1880 - 1881)

similar Vikhr' 1880

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Burun>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 6/1878 24/9/1879 1880 harbour vessel 5/1908
<Tucha>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 6/1878 24/9/1879 1880 stricken 5/1906
<Burya>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 9/1879 17/7/1880 1881 harbour vessel 8/1907
<Groza>     New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 9/1879 17/7/1880 1881 stricken 8/1907

 

Displacement normal, t

Burun, Tucha, Burya: 424

Groza: 383

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

36.4 wl

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

Burun, Tucha, Groza: 2.39

Burya: 2.36

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HC, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

Burun, Tuchya: 283

Burya, Groza: 240

Max speed, kts

7.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 800(6.2)

Armament

Burun, Tucha, Groza: 1 x 1 - 279/17 obr. 1867

Burya: 1 x 1 - 279/18 obr. 1877

Complement

54

Ship project history: Composite-hulled, with the 279mm mounted as a pivot gun on a descending platform.

Modernizations: 1890s, Burun: - 1 x 1 - 279/17; + 4 x 1 - 87/21 4pdr obr. 1877, 3 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1890s, Tucha: - 1 x 1 - 279/17; + 3 x 1 - 107/17 9pdr obr. 1877, 5 x 1 - 87/21 4pdr obr. 1877, boilers were converted for oil fuel

1890s, Burya: + 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1890s, Groza: - 1 x 1 - 279/17; + 6 x 1 - 107/17 9pdr obr. 1877, 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Naval service: No significant events.

Burun

Ivan Gogin, 2014