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GILYAK gunboats (1907 - 1908)

Bobr 1908

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Гиляк <Gilyak>   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 10/1904 27/10/1906 10/1907 scuttled 3/4/1918
Кореец <Koreets>   Putilov Yd, St. Petersburg 5/1906 23/5/1907 10/1907 scuttled 20/8/1915
Бобр <Bobr>   Nevsky Engine Wks, St. Petersburg 2/1906 12/6/1907 7/1908 captured by Germany 3/4/1918
Сивуч <Sivuch>   Nevsky Engine Wks, St. Petersburg 2/1906 1/8/1907 7/1908 sunk 19/8/1915

 

Displacement normal, t

960

Displacement full, t

1100

Length, m

66.5

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

3.43 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Belleville boilers

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

coal 130

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(9)
Armour, mm CT: 20

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 3 x 1 - 7.6/94, 40 mines

Complement

140

Ship project history: Generally resembling a smaller Khivinets but cut down alt and with a military foremast and pole mainmast. Only the two forward 75mm were in casemates.

Modernizations: 1913, Koreets: + 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet

1917, Gilyak, Bobr: + 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet

Naval service: Sivuch was sunk 19/8/1915 by the dreadnought Posen in the Gulf of Riga; Koreets escaped but ran aground and was blown up by her crew 20/8/1915 in Gulf of Riga. Bobr was taken over by the Germans 3/4/1918 as Bieber and in 1919 became the Estonian Lembit. Gilyak was blown up by own crew to avoid capture by Germans 3/4/1918 at Abo (Finland).

Gilyak

© Ivan Gogin, 2014