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VIDLITSA river monitors (project SB-57)

Vidlitsa

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Видлица <Vidlitsa> (ex-Шилка <Shilka>)   300 Yd (Leninskaya Kuznitsa), Kiev 12/1939 spring 1941 --- scuttled incomplete 19/8/1941
Каховка <Kakhovka> (ex-Аргунь <Argun`)   300 Yd (Leninskaya Kuznitsa), Kiev 12/1939 18/9/1941 --- scuttled incomplete 18/9/1941
Волочаевка <Volochaevka>   300 Yd (Leninskaya Kuznitsa), Kiev 12/1939 spring 1941 --- destroyed 4/10/1941

  

Displacement standard, t

735

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.7

Breadth, m

11.3

Draught, m

1.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

diesels

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 800(8)
Armour, mm belt: 50 - 16, deck: 30 - 8, turret: 50 - 40, CT: 50 - 20

Armament

2 x 2 - 130/50 B-28, 2 x 2 - 45/43 41K, 3 x 2 - 12.7/79

Complement

40

Ship project history: Completely new project of large well-armed monitors for Amur flotilla, intended to replace old Tayfun class ships. In view of threat of German invasion they were planned to be commissioned by European river flotillas. All three incomplete ships were destroyed by builder to avoid capture by Germans.

Ship protection: Ships should have enough strong protection, citadel was closed by 50mm belt and 30mm deck, turrets and CT had 50mm protection.

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