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IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY (RUSSIA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

SIVUCH gunboats (1884 - 1886)

Bobr 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Sivuch>   Bergsunds, Stockholm, Sweden 4/1884 2/8/1884 11/1884 scuttled 2/8/1904
<Bobr>   Crichton, Abo 1/1884 22/4/1885 1/1886 sunk 26/12/1904

 

Displacement normal, t

950

Displacement full, t

Bobr: 1187

Sivuch: 1134

Length, m

57.1 wl 60.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

Bobr: 3.70 max

Sivuch: 3.50 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HC, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1100

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 180 - 200

Endurance, nm(kts)

 
Armour, mm steel; deck: 13

Armament

1 x 1 - 229/27 obr. 1877, 1 x 1 - 152/25 obr. 1877, 6 x 1 - 107/17 9pdr obr. 1877, 1 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss

Complement

188

Ship project history: Flat-bottomed ships with fine bow lines and originally brig-rigged. The 229mm was mounted as a bow chaser with 36 training on either side and the 152mm right aft with a total arc of 270. They were later given three masts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Sivuch was blown up by own crew on Liao river near Sanchahe 2/8/1904 to avoid capture by Japanese. Bobr was 2/11/1904 badly damaged by shells of Japanese field guns in Port Arthur harbour, disarmed and demolished by own crew and finally sank 26/12/1904 by Japanese field guns.

Bobr

Ivan Gogin, 2014