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Soviet Union's Komintern cruiser

Design

There were five ships in the Bogatyr class with the Komintern as the only one that survived to World War II.1

Ships

Bogatyr

  • 1922: Cannibalized for repairing Pamiat Merkuriya.1

Komintern

  • Original name: Pamiat Merkuriya.1
  • Manufacturer: Admiralty Yard at Nikolaiev1
  • August 23, 1901: Laid down.1
  • May 20, 1902: Launched.1
  • July 1905: Completed.1
  • 1905 - 1917: Imperial Black Sea Fleet.1
  • October 1917: Sevastopol.1
  • November 12, 1917: Raised Ukrainian flag.1
  • February 16, 1918: Raised Bolshevik flag.1
  • March 28, 1918: Guns removed.1 Demobilized.1
  • May 1, 1918: Captured by Germans and used as barracks ship.1
  • November 18, 1918: White Russians took possession.1
  • December 1918: French and British troops took possession.1
  • April 1919: Engines destroyed by British at Sevastopol.1 Red forces took possession.1
  • 1921 - May 1, 1923: Repair and refit.1 Renamed Komintern.1
  • Autumn 1928: Cruise to Istanbul.1
  • 1930 - 1931: Refit.1 Became training cruiser.1 Torpedo tubes removed.1 Forward boiler rooms converted into classrooms.1
  • 1935 - 1936: Platform installed.1 Experiments with seaplanes were conducted.1
  • 1939: Scheduled to be scrapped.1
  • 1940 - 1941: Converted to mine layer.1 Carried 195 mines.1
  • Summer 1941: Three 25 mm guns added.1
  • June 1941: Laid mines near Sevastopol.1
  • August 6, 1941: Flagship of northeast detachment.1
  • Autumn 1941: Supported Odessa until it fell.1
  • 1942: Transported troops to Crimea.1
  • July 1942: Based at Novorossiak.1
  • July 2, 1942: Damaged by bombs.1
  • July 16, 1942: Heavily damaged by bombs.1
  • 1942: Sailed to Tuapse and guns removed.1
  • October 10, 1942: Scuttled at Poti.1

Ochakov

  • December 23, 1920: Interned at Bizerte.1
  • 1933: Scrapped.1

Oleg

  • July 17, 1919: Sunk in British raid on Kronstadt.1

Vityaz

  • Fire during construction destroyed ship.1

Specifications

  Komintern 1941
Crew 5901
Displacement 6,338 tons1
Displacement - Loaded 6,675 tons1
Physical Characteristics  
Length 440' 2"1
134.2 m1
Length - Water Line 435' 11"1
132.9 m1
Length - Between Perpendiculars  
Beam 54' 6"1
16.6 m1
Draft / Height 22' 3"1
6.8 m1
Performance  
Speed 12 knots1
Range at 10 knots 2,000 nautical miles1
Armament 5.1"1: 81
Anti-Aircraft 75 mm1: 41
3"1: 31
45 mm1: 31
Mines 1951
Armor  
Control Tower 6"1
Deck 3"1
Engines  
Boilers Normand: 121
Shafts 21
Engines VTE reciprocating1
HP 14,5001
Oil 900 tons1

Sources:

  1. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site