Russian cruiser Admiral Kornilov (1887)

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Imperial Russian cruiser "Admiral Kornilov"
History
Russian Empire
Name: Admiral Kornilov
Builder: St. Nazaire, France
Laid down: 1886
Launched: 1887
Commissioned: 1888
Reclassified: Torpedo training ship, 1908
Struck: 1911
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,863 long tons (5,957 t)
Length: 113 m (370 ft 9 in)
Beam: 14.8 m (48 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 horizontal triple-expansion steam engines
  • 8 boilers
  • 5,977 ihp (4,457 kW)
  • 2 shafts
  • 1000 tons of coal
Speed: 17.6 knots (32.6 km/h; 20.3 mph)
Complement: 479
Armament:
  • From 1888 :
  • 14 × 6 in (150 mm) guns
  • 6 × 3-pounders/47 mm (1.9 in)
  • 10 × 1-pounders/37 mm (1.5 in)
  • 6 × 15 in (380 mm) torpedo tubes
  • After 1904/05 refit :
  • 10 × 6 in (150 mm) guns
Armour:
  • Deck:1–2.5 in (25–64 mm)
  • Command tower: 3 in (76 mm)

Admiral Kornilov was a protected cruiser of the Russian Imperial Navy. She was presumably named for Admiral Vladimir Alexeyevich Kornilov.

The ship was laid down in 1886 and launched in 1887 at St. Nazaire in France. She was commissioned in 1888. Admiral Kornilov was 113 metres (371 ft) long and 14.8 metres (49 ft) wide, had a draught of 7.8 metres (26 ft) and featured a large ram bow. She displaced 5,863 tonnes (5,770 long tons). The armament consisted of fourteen 6-inch (152 mm) guns, six 3-pounders (47 mm) and ten 1-pounders (37 mm) plus six 15-inch (380 mm) torpedo tubes. During a refit in 1904/05 the main armament was changed to ten 6-inch (150 mm) guns. The deck armor was between 1 to 2.5 inches (25 to 64 mm), the armor at the command tower was 3 inches (76 mm). Two horizontal triple-expansion steam engines with eight boilers gave her 5,977 ihp and a top speed of 17.6 knots (32.6 km/h). She had two shafts and a bunker capacity of 1,000 tons of coal. The crew numbered 479 men.

Admiral Kornilov was unique to the Russian Navy but resembled the large protected cruisers Tage and Amiral Cecelle built at the same time for the French Navy. These were unusually long cruisers at the time, although surpassed in 1892 by the British Blake class.

The ship was used as a torpedo training ship from 1908 and was stricken from the active list in 1911.

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