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USYSKIN gunboat

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue May 07, 2013 8:48 pm

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She was built as a river paddle steamer tug in 1934. Of this type 6 units were built.
Delivered under the name GROMOV. 5 sisters the RUDNEV, KIROV, FEDOSEEKO, CHAPAEV and SCHORSY (the last name I can not find in any sources.)

16 July 1941 taken over by the Soviet Forces and converted in a gunboat.
Renamed USYSKIN.
Displacement 400 tons, dim. 56.4 x 17.1 x 1.2m
One 480 hp steam engine , speed 8.5 knots.
Armament: 2 – 45mm guns, 1 – 7.62mm MG.
12 October 1941 became a unit of Volga River flotilla. All her sisters were converted in gunboats.

She participated in the defense of Stalingrad
27 February 1943 received the Order of the Red Banner.
05 April 1943 was severely damaged during a mine explosion.
21 July 1943 disarmed and again converted in a tug, the name USYSKIN was transferred to an other gunboat.
1961 Scrapped.

Russia 2013 20p sg?, scott?

Source: info received from Mr. Gennadiy Sitnikov.
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