SRGW - Russia - "Admiral Butakov" cruiser class needs adding to Available to BUILD

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SRGW - Russia - "Admiral Butakov" cruiser class needs adding to Available to BUILD

#1 Post by geminif4ucorsair » Sep 04 2017

* * The Russians laid down in both Baltic and Black Sea areas a new series of fast light cruisers, known as the Admiral Butakov class. There were eight all totaled, with four each in fleet. In the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution, only four survived, generally known as the Admiral Nahimov design that would survive into WW Two. The original design different in several respects to the final survivors late-30s modernization, but enough information exists that the class should be added to the Russian available to BUILD list.

Ship project history: First turbine-driven cruisers of the Russian fleet, projected taking into account experience of the Russian-Japanese war. They were built by two little differing series: Svetlana, Admiral Butakov, Admiral Spiridov and Admiral Greig for Baltic, Admiral Nahimov, Admiral Lazarev, Admiral Istomin and Admiral Kornilov for Black sea. All 8 ships were laid down prior to the beginning of the First World War, but any of them before revolution of 1917 was completed. 24/12/1920 the program has been accepted, according to which Svetlana and Admiral Nakhimov it was supposed to complete under original project.
Black Sea cruisers, according to the project, differed by increased displacement (7600t against 6800), dimensions, and also type and structure of machinery (Parsons turbines and 14 Yarrow boilers instead of 4 Curtis-AEG-Vulkan and 13 Yarrow-Vulkan boilers), in remaining ships were practically identical. Rather low-freeboard hull with a forecastle and a three-funnel outline profile gave them a certain likeness with Novik class destroyers. On trials Profintern made 29.5kts at 6800t displacement and 59200hp power. Chervona Ukraina shown average speed of 29.82kts and maximum 30.9kts To the beginning of Great Patriotic war boilers were converted to pure oil-firing.

Source: ... khimov.htm

Note: In the West, the class that began this is generally known as the Svetlana class, as later Krasnyi Krym survived for long after the Great War, and Russian Civil War.


Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Червона Украина <Chervona Ukraina> (ex-Адмирал Нахимов <Admiral Nakhimov) Russud, Nikolayev 31/10/1913 7/11/1915 21/3/1927 sunk 12/11/1941
Красный Кавказ <Krasnyy Kavkaz> (ex-Адмирал Лазарев <Admiral Lazarev>) Russud, Nikolayev 31/10/1913 28/5/1916 25/1/1932 sunk as target 21/11/1952
Адмирал Корнилов <Admiral Kornilov> Russud, Nikolayev 7/1914 28/10/1922 --- BU incomplete 1932
Адмирал Истомин <Admiral Istomin> Russud, Nikolayev 7/1914 --- --- BU incomplete 1922
as designed

Displacement normal, t
Displacement full, t
Length, m
163.2 wl 166.8 oa
Breadth, m
Draught, m
6.07 max
No of shafts
Brown-Parsons steam turbines, 14 Yarrow boilers
Power, h. p.
Max speed, kts
Fuel, t
coal 498 + oil 669
Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(12)
Armour, mm
belt: 75 - 25, bulkhead: 50, upper belt: 25, decks: 20 + 20, funnel uptakes: 20, CT: 75 sides, 50 roof, shields: 25, ammunition tubes: 25
15 x 1 - 130/53, 4 x 1 - 63/36 Obukhov, 2 - 450 TT (beam, 6), 100 mines
Source: ... khimov.htm

From Wikipedia:

Original name In Soviet service Builder[3] Laid down[3] launched[3] commissioned[3]
Svetlana (Russian: Светлана) Profintern, Krasnyi Krym (Russian: Профинтерн, Красный Крым) Russo-Baltic Shipyard, Reval (now Tallinn), Estonia 7 December 1913 27 November 1915 1 July 1928
Admiral Greig (Russian: Адмирал Грейг) Completed as oil tanker SS Azneft 7 November 1913 9 December 1916 24 December 1926
Admiral Butakov (Russian: Адмирал Бутаков) Putilov Shipyard, Saint Petersburg 29 November 1913 5 August 1916 Never
Admiral Spiridov (Russian: Адмирал Спиридов) Completed as oil tanker SS Grozneft 9 September 1916 24 December 1926

General characteristics (as designed)
Type: Light cruiser
Displacement: 6,860 t (6,750 long tons) (standard)
Length: 158.4 m (519 ft 8 in)
Beam: 15.3 m (50 ft 2 in)
Draught: 5.56 m (18 ft 3 in)
Installed power:
50,000 shp (37,000 kW)
13 × Yarrow boilers
Propulsion: 4 × shafts, 4 × geared steam turbines
Speed: 29.5 knots (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph)
Complement: 630
15 × single 130 mm (5.1 in) Pattern 1913 guns
4 × single 63.3 mm (2.5 in) AA guns
2 × single 450 mm (17.7 in) torpedo tubes
100 mines
Belt: 25–76 mm (0.98–2.99 in)
Deck: 20 mm (0.79 in) each
Gun shields: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Conning tower: 76 mm (3.0 in)


Thanks for consideration. :-)

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