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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

BURYAT river gunboats (1907)

Buryat 1914

Mongol 1941

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Бурят <Buryat>     Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 spring 1907 9/1907 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, returned 5/1925, stricken 3/1958
Монгол <Mongol>     Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 spring 1907 9/1907 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, returned 5/1925, stricken 2/1948
Орочанин <Orochanin>     Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 spring 1907 9/1907 scuttled 18/9/1918

  

Displacement normal, t

193

Displacement full, t

288

Length, m

54.5

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

0.91

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

480

Max speed, kts

11.5

Fuel, t

coal 45 + oil 36

Endurance, nm(kts) 1000(8)
Armour, mm belt: 12, deck: 5, CT: 8

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement

40

Ship project history: Purpose built for service on Amur and its runs. Shallow-draught, armoured gunboats, had outdated locomotive boilers.

Ship protection: Bulletproof protection.

Modernizations: 1912, all: + 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

1929, Buryat; 1932, Mongol: - 2 x 1 - 75/48, 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/38 obr.1902/30, 8 x 1 - 7.6/94

1936, Buryat; 1937, Mongol: - 3 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K.

1945, Buryat: - 2 x 1 - 45/43; + 2 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: With the beginning of WWI all were disarmed and mothballed. In 1918 Buryat and Mongol were captured by Japanese and withdrawn to Sakhalin. They were returned to the USSR in mid-1920s. Orochanin was blown up by crew in upper part of river Zeya. She was never repaired and broken up in 1923.

Orochanin 1907

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