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Russian cruiser Svetlana (1896)
Swetlana1895-1905
Russian cruiser Svetlana
Class overview
Name: Svetlana
Operators: Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Russian Navy
Preceded by: Admiral Kornilov
Succeeded by: Pallada-class cruiser
Built: 1895–97
In commission: 1897–1905
Completed: 1
Lost: 1
Career (Russian Empire) Naval Ensign of Russia
Name: Svetlana (Russian: Светлана)
Operator: Imperial Russian Navy
Builder: Arsenal de Le Havre, Le Havre, France
Laid down: December 1895
Launched: December 1896
Completed: 1897
Fate: Sunk, 28 May 1905, during the Battle of Tsushima
General characteristics
Type: Protected cruiser
Displacement: 3,862 long tons (3,924 t)
Length: 331 ft 4 in (101.0 m)
Beam: 42 ft 8 in (13.0 m)
Draft: 18 ft 8 in (5.7 m)
Installed power: 8,500 ihp (6,300 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 vertical triple expansion steam engines, 18 Belleville water-tube boilers
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Complement: 401 officers and crewmen
Armament:

6 × 1 - 6-inch (152 mm)/45 guns
10 × 1 - 47-millimeter (1.9 in)/43 guns
2 × 15-inch (381 mm) torpedo tubes

20 mines
Armor: Deck: 1–2 in (25–51 mm)
Conning tower: 4 in (102 mm)

The Russian cruiser Svetlana was a protected cruiser built in France in the mid-1890s. In peacetime, she was used as a yacht for the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Russian Navy. The Svetlana was lost in the Battle of Tsushima.

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Robert Gardiner, ed (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4. 
  • Watts, Anthony J. (1990). The Imperial Russian Navy. London: Arms and Armour. ISBN 0-85368-912-1. 



Coordinates: 37°06′N 129°50′E / 37.1°N 129.833°E / 37.1; 129.833

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