Talk:Russian battleship Gangut (1911)

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Photo moved[edit]

I have moved the picture of the stamp to Sverdlov class cruiser because the ship shown is the cruiser rather than the battleship —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ala.foum (talkcontribs) 16:46, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Battleship Gangut name[edit]

The name means in Russian Finnish Hankoniemi (in Swedish Hangö Ud) of which the Russian name Gangut was derived in Cyrillic form. This has not been noticed in the main article. In text also another small error. Should be: Gangut was mainly based 1914 - 1917 to Imperial Russian Baltic Navy´s main base at Revel (Tallinn), but occassionally also at Helsinki Sea Fortress in The Grand Duchy of Finland, then part of the Russian Empire, being part of the world largest chain of sea fortresses. Generally known under the name Sea Fortress Peter the Great. There are photographs taken of her lying sink in shallow water at Kronstadt in 1941 damaged by Stuka Divebombers nearly to a wreck. You can see direct a huge bomb hole before her front gun turrets. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:43, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

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  • The return of the captain and the issue of a dinner of tinned meat restored order on the ship - captain commodore Kedrov was aboard, while officer which refused to serve relevant meat was ethnical German - von Fittenhof - so crew demand to remove Germans saboteur from fleet. Mutinity was solved after vice-admiral L.Kerber (head of squadron) visit ship. 22 october 1915 95 ratings were arrestedJo0doe (talk) 09:55, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Ship refitting after conservation started in 1924. 26 april 1925 she entered service as training ship at training detachmeent of the Baltic See Navy (учебный отряд Морских Сил Балтийского моря).

15 May 1925 she rised Soviet Navy Flag. 2 July she was renamed. 20 September 1925 she excluded from training unit and placed under direct command of the Baltic See Revvoensovet.Jo0doe (talk) 10:15, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Soviet commander of Ships - 1925-1928 E.Salmin. 1928-1930 V.Ivanov 1930-1936 N.Nasvitskyy 1936-1939 B.Ptokhov 1939-1940 D.Vdovichenko 1940-1942 M.Moskalenko 1942-1945 N.Petrischev 1945-1946 S.SoloukhinJo0doe (talk) 10:19, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Winter war - first action - 10 December 1939. She acted in turn with Marat - 22 december while maneuvering she struck the ground which caused a minor flooding – but it was temporary fixed and ship use her gun well into February 1940 when she was docked to fix minor damages caused by heavy ice. Repairs ended 28 April 1940. While be on repairing part of crew joined a Winter war as marines.
  • While reached Tallinn 22 June 1940 she later was used to move Estonian government to Leningrad Jo0doe (talk) 10:34, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • but she was forced to sail for Kronstadt by the advancing - 1 July order together with 8 Destroyers.
  • She opened fire on troop positions of the German 18th Army on 8 Septemb - she opened fire 5 September in Late August she destroy german reco-balloon.
  • probably landed four 120-millimeter (4.7 in) guns on the following day for use ashore - 8 120-millimeter 9 september together with 92 crew 4 was used immobile at Nevskaya Dubrovka 4- was mounted at railway chasissJo0doe (talk) 10:41, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • She was badly damaged on 21 September by three bomb hits on her bow that knocked out two turrets - two Ju-88 was shot, 19 near misses. Bombs exploded at middle deck. Ship was ordered to sail to Kronshtadt.

Germans continued air-raids. 24 September Ju-87 scored another two hit by 250 kg bomb - - one of it damaged left gun of 3-rd turret in cost of 3 German dive bombers. 27 September was a combined air and artillery attack - one 500 kg bomb hit the 2nd turret and made it immobile – also 26 AAA gunners was killed by artillery and planes. During September 1941 ship was shot 11 German planes – Germans scored 417 near misses and 6 hits. From October 1941 it used also 120 mm guns against ground targets Jo0doe (talk) 13:23, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

  • January 1942 Germans 210 mm shell hit between 52-54 frames 6 m below waterline - oil tanks flooded. Shell hole was repeired at April 1942. During winter repair was installed additional AAA sysytems -one twin 76 mm, 10 - 37mm one quadruple 45mm and 2 quadruple 12.7 mm mashingunes.Jo0doe (talk) 13:37, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
  • During March-April 1942 Germans does not score any direct hits but score 27 near misses. In Summer 1942 second turret was fully repaired.
  • 16 april 1943 German artillery shell caused a fire at AAA magazine and possible ignition of the 120 mm magazine- commander of one of AAA gun I.Tombasov halted it in price of his lifeJo0doe (talk) 13:47, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Source - " Battleship Oktyabrskaya Revolutsyya" by I Tsvetkov."Sudostroyeniya" Leningrad 1983Jo0doe (talk) 14:36, 29 January 2010 (UTC)