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ZHITOMIR river monitors (1920-1921/1939)

Bobruysk 1939

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Бобруйск <Bobruysk> (ex-Horodyszcze)   Danziger Werft, Germany   1920 8/1920 // 10/1939 scuttled 31/8/1941
Винница <Vinnitsa> (ex-Torun, ex-Mozyrz)   Danziger Werft, Germany   1920 4/1921 // 10/1939 sunk 16/7/1941
Витебск <Vitebsk> (ex-Warszawa)   Danziger Werft, Germany   1920 8/1920 // 10/1939 scuttled 18/9/1941
Житомир <Zhitomir> (ex-Pinsk)   Danziger Werft, Germany   1920 8/1920 // 10/1939 sunk 7/9/1941

  

Displacement standard, t

110

Displacement full, t

130

Length, m

34.5

Breadth, m

5.10

Draught, m

0.65

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Glennifer petrol engines

Power, h. p.

140

Zhitomir: 200

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 648(6)
Armour, mm belt: 6 - 5, turrets: 10, CT: 10

Armament

1 x 2 - 75/34 vz.1897/17, 1 x 1 - 75/34 vz.1897/17, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement

44

Ship project history: Former Polish river monitors of Warszawa class. All were scuttled by crews 18/9/1939 on the river Pripyat; later salvaged by Soviet wreckers, repaired at Pinsk, rearmed and commissioned by Red Navy.

Ship protection: Only bulletproof protection.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Vinnitsa 15/7/1941 in battle against German field artillery on Berezina received damage and ran ashore off Parichi where 16/7/1941 she was destroyed by crew. Vitebsk 18/9/1941 was blown up by crew near Kiev. Bobruysk 31/8/941 was damaged in battle against German field artillery and after expending of ammunition was blown up by crew at settlement Okuninovo on Dnepr. Zhitomir 1/9/1941 ran ashore at settlement Cherni on Dnepr and was blown up by crew 7/9/1941.

Zhitomir

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