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VOGUL river gunboats (1909)

Vogul 1914

Proletariy 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Вогул <Vogul> (ex-Забайкалец <Zabaykalets>), 2/1922- Беднота <Bednota>, 1/1939- Красная Звезда <Krasnaya Zvezda>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 3/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, re-commissioned by Red Navy 1921, hulk 8/1955
Вотяк <Votyak> (ex-Уссуриец <Ussuriets>), 2/1927- Пролетарий <Proletariy>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 3/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, returned 5/1925, stricken 5/1949
Зырянин <Zyryanin> (ex-Амурец <Amurets>)   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 spring 1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918
Калмык <Kalmyk>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 6/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, re-commissioned by Red Navy 5/1921, destroyed 23/12/1921
Киргиз <Kirgiz>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 7/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918
Корел <Korel>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 7/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918
Сибиряк <Sibiryak>, 4/1922- Красное Знамя <Krasnoe Znamya>   Sormovo, Nizhniy Novgorod // Kokuy 1905 6/1907 10/1909 captured by Japan 7/9/1918, re-commissioned by Red Navy spring 1921, stricken 3/1958

  

Displacement normal, t

245

Displacement full, t

349

Length, m

54.5

Breadth, m

8.23

Draught, m

1.22

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

480

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

coal 50 + oil 34

Endurance, nm(kts) 1700(8)
Armour, mm belt: 13, deck: 9, CT: 13

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/43 Canet, 1 x 1 - 122/12 obr. 1910 howitzer, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement

63

Ship project history: Built for Amur flotilia. They were originally built as gunboats of Buryat class, but by experience of Russian-Japanese war they received new armament, strengthened splinterproof protection of magazines, machinery and a conning tower.

Ship protection: Bulletproof protection.

Modernizations: 1921, Vogul: - 2 x 1 - 120/43, 1 x 1 - 122/12; + 3 x 1 - 76/28 obr. 1902

1921, Sibiryak: - 2 x 1 - 120/43, 1 x 1 - 122/12; + 2 x 1 - 76/28 obr. 1902, 1 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

1923, Bednota: - 2 x 1 - 76/28; + 2 x 1 - 120/43 Canet

1923, Krasnoe Znamya: - 1 x 1 - 76/28, 1 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 120/43 Canet

1927, Proletariy: - 2 x 1 - 120/43, 1 x 1 - 122/12; + 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 obr. 1902

1928, Bednota: - 2 x 1 - 120/43; + 2 x 1 - 102/60

1931, Krasnoe Znamya: - 2 x 1 - 120/43; + 2 x 1 - 102/60

1936, Krasnoe Znamya: - 2 x 1 - 102/60; + 1 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM

1941, Krasnaya Zvezda: machinery was replaced by 2 diesels (480bhp, 12kts, 29t of diesel oil); - 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM, 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

1942, Proletariy: - 2 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28, 3 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM, 3 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

1943, Krasnaya Zvezda: - 2 x 1 - 45/43, 3 x 1 - 12.7/79; + 1 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM, 3 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 3 x 2 - 12.7/90

1944 - 1945, Krasnoe Znamya: machinery was replaced by 2 diesels (800bhp, 14kts, 29t of diesel oil); - 1 x 1 - 76/28, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 2 x 1 - 100/54 B-24BM, 2 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk IV

Naval service: With the beginning of WWI they were disarmed and mothballed. In 1918 all ships were captured by Japanese. Kalmyk, Kirgiz, Korel, Zyryanin were never repaired and in 1920s were broken up.

Zyryanin 1909

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