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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

KOREETS gunboats (1887)

Koreets 1904

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Кореец <Koreets>     Bergsunds, Stockholm, Sweden 12/1885 19/8/1886 1887 blown up 9/2/1904
Манджур <Mandzhur>   141 Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark 7/1886 4/12/1886 6/1887 interned by China 9/2/1904-9/1905, captured by Japanese and White Army 30/6/1918

 

Displacement normal, t

Mandzhur: 1224

Koreets: 1213

Displacement full, t

Mandzhur: 1418

Koreets: 1334

Length, m

Mandzhur: 64.0 pp 66.6 oa

Koreets: 62.8 pp 66.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

Mandzhur: 3.80 max

Koreets: 3.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HC, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

Mandzhur: coal 200

Koreets: coal 240

Endurance, nm(kts)

2660(10)
Armour, mm steel; deck: 10, shields: 19

Armament

2 x 1 - 203/33, 1 x 1 - 152/32 obr. 1877, 4 x 1 - 107/17 9pdr obr. 1877, 1 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 1 - 381 TT (bow)

Complement

174 - 179

Ship project history: Barquentine-rigged ships, Koreets having a much more pronounced ram bow than Mandzhur. Both were reckoned poor performers under sail. The 203mm guns were in forward sponsons with 19mm shields, and the 152mm aft. The 107mm were on the broadside and were sponsoned in Koreets,

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Koreets was scuttled by own crew 9/2/1904 after the action at Chemulpo in which she took virtually no part. Mandzhur was interned at Shanghai by Chinese Government 9/2/1904 and returned to Russia after war. 30/6/1918 she was captured by Japanese troops and White Army at Vladivostok and in October 1922 she departed Russia to Manila and was sold there in 1923.

Mandzhur

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

© Ivan Gogin, 2014