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MININ armoured frigate (1878)


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Minin after reboilering

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Минин [Minin], 3.1909- Ладога [Ladoga]     Semyannikov and Poletika Works, St. Petersburg 24.9.1866 3.11.1869 2/1878 TS 3.1906, minelayer 1.1909, sunk 14.8.1915


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

6136

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

89.9 wl

Breadth, m

15.1

Draught, m

7.75 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 12 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

5290

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 1000

Endurance, nm(kts)

1520(9)

Armour, mm

compound; belt: 178 - 152, deck: 25 (steel)

Armament

4 x 1 - 203/19 obr. 1867, 12 x 1 - 152/23 obr. 1867, 4 x 1 - 87/17 4pdr obr. 1867, 8 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 2 - 381 TT (aw, beam), 150 mines

Complement

545



Standard scale images


<i>Minin</i> 1878
Minin 1878
<i>Ladoga </i>1914
Ladoga 1914
<i>Minin </i>1895
Minin 1895


Graphics


<i>Minin </i>after reboilering
Minin after reboilering
minelayer <i>Ladoga</i>  
minelayer Ladoga  


Project history


Minin was originally launched as a low freeboard turret ship, intended to be similar to the Captain with full rig, 4 279mm guns in twin turrets and 4 152mm, 2 on the forecastle and 2 on the poop. After the disaster to the Captain in 1871 her completion was stopped and she was reconstructed as an armoured cruiser. The Minin was sheathed and coppered and heavily ship-rigged. Her details were altered several times.

Ship protection


There was a complete waterline belt from 0.6m above lo 1.5m below lwl with a 25mm steel deck at the belt upper edge, but the guns were unprotected on the upper deck with the 203mm in sponsons.

Modernizations


1880s: - 4 x 1 - 203/19, 12 x 1 - 152/23, 4 x 5 - 37/17; + 4 x 1 - 203/28 obr. 1877, 12 x 1 - 152/25 obr. 1877, 2 x 1 - 63/17 Baranovski, 8 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss

1893: - 12 x 1 - 152/25; + 6 x 1 - 152/44 Canet, 6 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94; machinery was replaced by 1 VTE and 18 Belleville boilers (4000hp, 12.2kts)

1909, as minelayer was armed with 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1080 mines, normal displacement became 6100t.

Naval service


Minin was reclassified as TS in March 1906, converted to minelayer Ladoga in January 1909 and sunk 14.8.1915 in the Gulf of Finland by the mine laid by German submarine UC4.