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Soviet Battleships

Battleships of USSR

Name

Type

Displacement

Engines power, hp

Speed, knots

Main Artillery

Crew

Note

Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya (October Revolution)

Gangut-class

26900

42000

23

4 x 3

305mm

1140

Baltic Sea. Bombing operation in Winter War.  Defense of Leningrad (heavily damaged in September 1941).  Bombing operation during Vyborg offensive: last Soviet battleship to fire shot in anger on 9 June 1944.

Parizhskaya Kommuna (Paris Commune)

(renamed Sevastopol on May 1943)

Gangut-class

26900

42000

23

4 x 3

305mm

1140

Black Sea.  Bombing and evacuation at Sevastopol (1941) and Kerch (1942): last shots fired on 22 March 1942.

Remained in Poti for the rest of the War to avoid her loss due potential German air attacks.

Marat

(renamed Petropavlovsk on May 1943)

Gangut-class

26900

42000

23

4 x 3

305mm

1140

Baltic Sea.  Bombing operation in Winter War. Defense of Leningrad (heavily damaged by Ju-87 on 23 September 1941: lost the bow and remained in service albeit stationary).

Foreign-Built Battleships of USSR

Name

Type

Displacement

Engines power, hp

Speed, knots

Main Artillery

Crew

Note

Arkhangelsk

Ex-British HMS Royal Sovereign of Revenge class

29950

 

40000

22

4 x 2

381mm

1230

Transferred on loan on 30 May 1944.

No major action, however unsuccessfully attacked by U-711 and Germans planned an attack with “Biber” midget submarines failed due technical issues while the operation was underway.



More specifications on «Gangut» type: Displacement 24 800 tonnes
12 * 305-mm guns in 4 turrets (MK-3-12). Barrel lenght = 52 calibers, muzzle speed = 762..950 m/s, ammoload = 100 shells per gun, ROF = 1,8 shot per min.
16 * 120-mm guns. Barrel lenght = 52 calibers, muzzle speed = 825 m/s, ammoload = 250-300 shells per gun, ROF = 7 shot per min.
4 torpedo launchers 450-mm (ammoload 3 torpedos per launcher).
Also flak cannons (47-76mm).
1 recon hydroplane KR-1.
Armor: Waterline belt 125–225 mm , Deck 12–50 mm, Turrets 76–203 mm, Barbettes 75–150 mm, Conning tower 100–254 mm
Speed: 23 knot max, 16 knot econ.
Crew: 1125.
sowjetische Kriegsschiff Sewastopol MK3-12
The MK-3-12 turret

Soviet battleship Sevastopol at Black Sea wartime picture
The turret of battleship "Sevastopol" at Black Sea.
Szovjet Csatahajo Sebastopol. Sowjetische Kriegsschiff Sewastopol.

Soviet battleship Parisienne Commune
Soviet battleship "Paris Commune" photo.
Sovetsky bitevni lod Comune di Parigi foto.
Soviet battleship turret guns Paris Kommune WWII red fleet foto
The main guns of battleship "Paris Commune"
Sovjet slagschip Pariserkommunen

Russian battleship Marat photo ww2  red fleet
Russian battleship Marat
Russische Schlachtschiff Marat

Elica corazzata sovietica
Propeller of the Soviet battleship

HMS Royal Sovereign (Revenge-class) dreadnought Arhangelsk image
Arkhangelsk battleship in USSR. Armor = 102-330 mm. Main guns: 4 x 2 x 381-mm/L42 Mk.I ; 14 x 152-mm/L50 Mk.XII.
HMS Royal Sovereign (Revenge-class dreadnought) was transferred on loan to the Soviet Navy in lieu of war reparations from Italy.
Sadly it did only a naval mission with soviet crew without contacts with enemy, but Nazi tried to sunk Arkhangelsk in harbour using midget submarines.. luckily their mission failed before start)


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