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KARS gunboats (1910)

Kars 1912

Krasnyy Azerbaydzhan 1944

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Карс <Kars>, 5/1920- Ленин <Lenin>   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 12/1908 4/9/1909 12/1910 captured by Whites 31/7/1918, re-captured 4/1920, accommodation ship 12/1954
Ардаган <Ardagan>, 5/1920- Троцкий <Trotskiy>, 2/1927- Красный Азербайджан <Krasnyy Azerbaydzhan>   New Admiralty, St. Petersburg 12/1908 25/9/1909 12/1910 captured by Whites 31/7/1918, re-captured 4/1920, accommodation ship 12/1954

 

Displacement normal, t

623

Displacement full, t

635

Length, m

58.6 pp 61.6 oa

Breadth, m

8.53

Draught, m

2.62 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts) 1270(11)

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/49 Vickers, 4 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement

128

Ship project history: Purpose built gunboats intended for police service and fishery protection on Caspian sea. Projected on the basis of gunboat Gilyak construction. First-ever seaworthy surface ships with diesel machinery.

Modernizations: 6/1916, both: - 1 x 1 - 120/49, 2 x 1 - 75/48

5/1918, both: + 1 x 1 - 120/49 Vickers, 2 x 1 - 75/48 Canet

1920, both: - 2 x 1 - 120/49, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 Lender, 1 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

1926, both: - 4 x 1 - 75/48, 1 x 1 - 37/20; + 1 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K (Lender)

1937, both: engines were replaced by more powerful (2200bhp, 15kts, 50t of diesel oil); new armament consisted of 3 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM, 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79, 30 mines

1942, both: - 2 x 1 - 45/43; + 4 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 2 - 12.7/90

1944, Krasnyy Azerbaydzhan: - 2 x 2 - 12.7/79; + 2 x 1 - 37/63 70K

Naval service: 29/12/1954 both ships were converted to accommodation ships (PKZ-100 and 101 respectively) and BU in 1958-1959.

Kars and Ardagan 1911

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