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SMOLENSK river monitor (1926/1939)

Smolensk 1939

Names

Смоленск <Smolensk> (ex-Krakow)

Builders

Zieleniewskiego Yd, Krakow, PolandYd, Krakow, Poland

Completed

1926 // 10/1939: Smolensk

Losses

Smolensk (12/9/1941)

Transfers

none

Discarding

none

  

Displacement standard, t

70

Displacement full, t

90

Length, m

36.6

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

0.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

120

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 648(6)
Armour, mm belt: 6, deck: 5, turret: 12

Armament

1 x 2 - 122/12 obr. 1910/30 howitzers, 1 x 2 - 45/43 41K

Complement

40

Ship project history: Former Polish river monitor Krakow. 21/9/1939 she was scuttled by crew in Dnepr-Bug canal; salvaged by Soviet wreckers, repaired at Pinsk, rearmed and commissioned by Red Navy.

Ship protection: Only bulletproof protection.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Smolensk 12/9/1941 was blown up by crew on river Desna near Chernigov.

Smolensk

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