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YUGOSLAVIAN NAVY (YUGOSLAVIA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

DRINA river monitors (1904-1905/1918)

Drina 1918

Sava 1919

Sava 1941

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
<Drina> (ex-Temes) 902 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1/1903 26/3/1904 5/1905 // 12/1918 to Romania 4/1920 (Ardeal)
<Sava> (ex-Bodrog) 903 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1903 12/4/1904 11/1904 // 10/1918 scuttled 12/4/1941, salvaged by Germans (Croatian Sava), sunk, salvaged and re-commissioned 1952, stricken 1962

 

Displacement normal, t

Drina: 470

Sava: 442

Displacement full, t

Sava: 470?

Length, m

Drina: 60.3

Sava: 57.7

Breadth, m

9.50

Draught, m

1.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 500(9.5)

Armour, mm

Drina: belt: 40, deck: 25, CT: 40

Sava: belt: 40, deck: 25, CT: 75

Armament

Drina: 2 x 1 - 120/33 G. L/35 K.04, 2 x 1 - 90/42 G. L/45 K.12 TAG/BAG, 2 x 1 - 47/40 L/44 (Skoda), 4 x 1 - 8.3/66

Sava: 2 x 1 - 120/33 G. L/35 K.04, 1 x 1 - 120/8 Haub. L/10, 1 x 1 - 66/16 G. L/18, 3 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

86 - 89

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian. Bodrog 31/10/1918 ran ashore at Visnitsa, was interned and entered Yugoslavian Danube flotilla, Temes was interned some later. 15/4/1920 by results of division of Austro-Hungarian fleet she was officially transferred to Yugoslavia and renamed Sava. Drina (ex-Temes) was transferred to Romania.

Ship protection: Machinery had 40mm vertical and 25mm horizontal protection.

Modernizations: 1952, Sava: was armed with 2 x 1 - 105/45 SK C/32, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7

Naval service: On the night of 12/4/1941 Sava was scuttled on Danube in Beograd. In 1941 she was salvaged by German wreckers, repaired and commissioned by Croatian Danube flotilia as Sava. She was sunk 9/9/1944 by Yugoslavian artillery on river Sava at Bosanski-Brod. Sava was salvaged, repaired after war and served till 1959-1962.

Sava 1933

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-16