Bogatyr-class cruiser

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Oleg
Oleg in April 1918
Class overview
Name: Bogatyr class
Operators:  Russian Navy
 Soviet Navy
Preceded by: Askold
Succeeded by: Novik
Built: 1898–1907
In commission: 1902–1942
Planned: 5
Completed: 4
Lost: 1
General characteristics [1]
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 6,645 long tons (6,752 t)
Length: 134 m (439 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16.6 m (54 ft 6 in)
Draught: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft vertical triple-expansion steam engines
16 Normand-type boilers
23,000 hp
Speed: 23 knots (26 mph; 43 km/h)
Complement: 589
Armament: 12 × 6 in (152 mm) guns (2 twin turrets and 8 single guns), replaced by 5 inch (130 mm) guns in subsequent refits for all ships
12 × 11-pounder guns
8 × 47 mm guns
2 × 37 mm guns
2 × 15 in (380 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: Deck: 80 mm (3.1 in)
Turrets: 127 mm (5.0 in)
Casemates: 80 mm (3.1 in)
Conning tower: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Notes: Sunk in the Baltic Naval War, 1919

The Bogatyr class were a group of protected cruisers built for the Imperial Russian Navy. Unusually for the Russian navy, two ships of the class were built for the Baltic Fleet and two ships for the Black Sea Fleet.

Ships[edit]

Battle damage to cruiser Oleg inflicted at the Battle of Tsushima. Photo taken June 1905 at Manila Bay.
  • Bogatyr was built by Vulkan yard, Stettin, Germany. Laid down 1898, launched January 1901, completed 1902, scrapped 1922. Her machinery was used to repair Komintern.
  • A fifth ship, Vityaz, being built in St. Petersburg was so badly damaged by a fire after laying down that she was cancelled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conway's All the Worlds Fighting Ships 1860–1906

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External links[edit]

Media related to Bogatyr class cruiser at Wikimedia Commons