Golub-class guard ship

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Uusimaa.gif
Sketch of Uusimaa
Class overview
Builders: Kone ja Silta Oy, Helsinki, Finland; Sandvikens Skeppsdocka och Mekaniska Verkstad, Helsinki, Finland
Operators: Imperial Russian Navy, Imperial German Navy, Finnish Navy, Chilean Navy
Built: 1916–1919
In commission: 1916–?
Completed: 6
Lost: ?
Scrapped: At least 2
General characteristics
Type: Gunboat
Displacement: 400 tons
Length: 52 m (171 ft)
Beam: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Draft: 3.4 m (11 ft)
Installed power: 1,400 shp (1,000 kW)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 73
Armament: Golub-class:
Uusimaa in 1944:
  • 2 × 105 mm (105/45)
  • 2 × 40 mm Bofors AA
  • 3 × 20 mm Madsen AA
  • 2 × DC mortar (SPH/37)
  • 40 mines[2]

Golub-class guard ships[1] were originally built as minelayers and netlayers for the Imperial Russian Navy. Two of the ships were captured by the Germans at Tallinn in 1918 and were given to Finland in 1920. Four more were completed in 1919 and sold via Germans to Chilean Navy (eventually named as Colocolo, Leucoton, Elicura, and Orompello).[3][1]

The ships had fairly good seagoing abilities and were stable platforms. It was especially well suited for heavy minesweeping duties.[3][2]

Golub class[edit]

Ship Launched Commission Owner Fate
Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Golub
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg Beo
Military Flag of Finland.svg Uusimaa
1917 Naval Ensign of Russia.svg 1917-1918
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg 1918-1920
Military Flag of Finland.svg 1920-1952
Imperial Russian Navy Ensign Imperial Russian Navy
Imperial German Navy EnsignImperial German Navy
Finnish Navy Ensign Finnish Navy
Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Captured by Germans 1918
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg Given over to Finland 1920
Military Flag of Finland.svg Sold for scrap 1953
Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Pingvin
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg Wulf
Military Flag of Finland.svg Hämeenmaa
1917 Naval Ensign of Russia.svg 1917-1918
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg 1918-1920
Military Flag of Finland.svg 1920-1952
Imperial Russian Navy Ensign Imperial Russian Navy
Imperial German Navy EnsignImperial German Navy
Finnish Navy Ensign Finnish Navy
Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Captured by Germans 1918
War Ensign of Germany (1903-1918).svg Given over to Finland 1920
Military Flag of Finland.svg Sold for scrap 1953
Colo Colo 1919 - Chilean Navy Ensign Chilean Navy Laid down as Russian Chibis
Leucoton 1919 - Chilean Navy Ensign Chilean Navy Laid down as Russian Strizh
Elicura 1919 - Chilean Navy Ensign Chilean Navy Laid down as Russian Kulik
Orompello 1919 - Chilean Navy Ensign Chilean Navy Laid down as Russian Bekas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921. London, England: Conway Maritime Press Ltd. p. 319. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
  2. ^ a b Kijanen, Kalervo (1968). "Erikoistietoja Suomen Laivastovoimien Aluksista" [Special information on the Ships of the Finnish Navy]. Suomen Laivasto 1918–1968, II [Finnish Navy 1918–1968, part II] (in Finnish). Helsinki, Finland: Meriupseeriyhdistys/Otavan Kirjapaino. 
  3. ^ a b Auvinen, Visa (1983). Leijonalippu merellä [Lion flag at sea] (in Finnish). Pori, Finland: Satakunnan Kirjapaino Oy. pp. 31–32. ISBN 951-95781-1-0.