Gangut is the third Baltic squadron battleship of the Russian Imperial Navy , built according to a 20-year shipbuilding program . Named in honor of the Gangut battle .
"Gangut" on Revel raid
|Ship class and type||Squadron battleship|
|Construction started||October 29, 1888|
|Launched||October 6, 1890|
|Removed from the fleet||June 12, 1897|
|Status||Sank after hitting the rock|
|Displacement||project 6592 tons, actual 7142 tons|
|Booking||Belt: 406-305 mm|
traverses: 241–216 mm,
barbet: 229-203 mm
casemate: 203 mm
deck: 63.5 mm,
cutting: 152 mm
|Engines||Two horizontal triple expansion steam engines|
|Power||5969 l. with. (4.4 MW )|
|Travel speed||13.89 knots (25.7 km / h )|
|Navigation range||2,000 nautical miles|
|Crew||28 officers and 493 sailors|
|Artillery||1 × 305 mm / 30 ,|
4 × 229 mm / 35,
4 × 152 mm / 35,
6 × 47 mm,
14 × 37 mm guns
|Mine-torpedo armament||Six 381-mm torpedo tubes|
Returning from artillery firing on June 12, 1897, he sank from a strike on an underwater rock on the Transundum raid in Vyborg Bay.
Design displacement is 6592 tons, actual on tests 7142 tons. Length between perpendiculars 84.7 m, width on the waterline 18.9 m, draft 6.4 m, actual on testing 6.99 m.
Armament: one 305-mm , four 229-mm and four 152-mm guns, six 47-mm single-barreled, ten 37-mm single-barreled and four five-barreled guns of Hotchkiss, four 63.5-mm assault guns of Baranovsky, six 381-mm torpedo tubes devices.
Reservations ( iron-clad armor ): main belt 406–305 mm, upper belt 127 mm, traverses 241 and 216 mm, deck 63.5 mm, barbet 229–203 mm, casemates 203 mm, conning tower 152 mm.
Power machines design 6000 and. l with. with natural bale, actual 5969 and. l with.; design target speed of 14 knots, maximum on testing 13.89 knots; 10-knot cruising speed 2000 miles.
Overall Project Evaluation
The already not too successful project was worsened by not very good quality of construction, expressed both in overload (which in those years, however, almost no ship of any fleet avoided), and in numerous defects. It was the design miscalculations, coupled with the marriage of the performers, that were the main cause of the death of the ship, which deserved from its contemporaries the caustic characteristic: “One mast, one pipe, one gun - one misunderstanding”.