Russian cruiser Pamiat Merkuria (1878)

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History
Russian Empire
Name: Pamiat' Merkuria
Builder: Le Havre
Laid down: 1879
Launched: 10 May 1880
Commissioned: March 1882
Struck: 7 April 1907
General characteristics
Type: Cruiser
Displacement: 2,997 long tons (3,045 t)
Length: 90 m (295 ft 3 in)
Beam: 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)
Draught: 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 1 shaft horizontal compound steam engine, 6 boilers, 2,450 hp (1,830 kW)
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Range: 1,560 nmi (2,890 km)
Complement: 12 officers and 331 men
Armament:
  • 6 × 1 - 152 mm (6 in) guns
  • 4 × 1 - 107 mm (4.2 in) 9-pounder guns
  • 4 × 1 - 47 mm (2 in) guns
  • 4 × 1 - 37 mm (1 in) guns
  • 4 × 381 mm (15.0 in) torpedo tubes

Pamiat' Merkuria (Russian: Память Меркурия) was an unarmored cruiser of the Imperial Russian Navy. She was initially named Yaroslavl (Russian: Ярославль), but was renamed on 9 April 1883. She was a barque-rigged steel and iron ship with a ram bow. She had two unprotected 152 mm (6 in) guns as bow and stern chasers and the other four in unprotected sponsons on the upper deck. Her torpedo tubes were on swivels above water. She was reputedly a good sea boat.[1]

She spent her career assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conway's, p. 192

References[edit]

  • Robert Gardiner, ed. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4. 

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