Sibir (steamship icebreaker)
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For the 1977 ship, see Sibir (nuclear icebreaker).
"Icebreaker Joseph Stalin" redirects here. For the steamer with the same name, see Steamer Tovarishch Stalin.
Icebreaker I. Stalin on the USSR postage stamp (1940)
|Name:||I. Stalin (1938–1956)
|Builder:||Ordzhonikidze Yard, Leningrad|
|Launched:||14 August 1937|
|Fate:||Broken up, 1973|
|Displacement:||11,000 long tons (11,177 t)|
|Length:||107 m (351 ft)|
|Beam:||23 m (75 ft)|
|Draught:||9.3 m (31 ft)|
|Propulsion:||3 × triple expansion steam engines, 10,050 hp (7.49 MW)
3 stern and 1 bow propellers
Diesel electric engines for cruising
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)|
|Armament:||(in World War II) three 76mm guns, seven 20mm AA guns|
|Aircraft carried:||(pre-World War II) three|
|Aviation facilities:||(post-World War II) helicopter deck|
|Notes:||all characteristics (except armament) come from|
The I. Stalin was the biggest icebreaker of the Soviet fleet at that time. In 1938 it reached the Arctic in its first expedition.
- "JOSEPH STALIN / SIBIR". shipstamps.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
from Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II
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