Russian tender Veliky Knyaz Konstantin
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (July 2008)|
|Name:||Veliky Knyaz Konstantin|
|Type:||Torpedo boat tender|
|Displacement:||2,500 t (2,461 long tons)|
|Length:||73 m (239 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)|
|Speed:||12.7 knots (14.6 mph; 23.5 km/h)|
|Armament:||• 4 × 9-pounder rifled guns
• 1 × 152 mm (6 in) mortar
Veliky Knyaz Konstantin (Russian: Великий князь Константин) was the name of a torpedo boat tender of the Russian Navy named after the Grand Duke (Veliky Knyaz) Konstantin of Russia, and which served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Stepan Osipovich Makarov, a famous Russian Navy commander, was the captain of the ship.
She was laid down as a passenger ship, but was fitted out as a torpedo boat tender to the design of Stepan Makarov in 1877. She carried four small torpedo boats: Chesma (Чесма), Sinop (Синоп), Navarin (Наварин) and Miner (Минер).
Media related to Veliky Knyaz Konstantin at Wikimedia Commons
|This Russian history-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a specific naval ship or boat is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|