Otvaga-class cruiser

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Otvaga c.1939
Class overview
Builders: Mark Krauss Shipyards, Stasnov Stasnov
Operators: Stasnovan Revolutionary Navy
Preceded by: Bordost-class
Succeeded by: Dolg-class
Built: 1935-1941
In service: 1938-1965
Planned: 10
Completed: 5
Cancelled: 5
Lost: 1
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Class and type: Light Cruiser
Displacement:
  • 7,500 t (standard)
  • 9,500 t (full load)
Length: 190.95 metres (626 ft)
Beam: 19.5 m (63.97 ft)
Draught: 6.09 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: 4 shaft COGAG, 4 geared steam turbines
Speed: 36 knots
Range: 4.000 nmi (7,408 km; 4,603 mi) at 18 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: ~800
Sensors and
processing systems:
Arktur underwater acoustic communication system
Armament:
  • 12 × 152 mm (6.0 in)/57 cal B-38 guns in 4 triple Mk5-bis turrets
  • 6 × 100 mm (3.9 in)/56 cal Model 1934 guns in 3 twin SM-5-1 mounts
  • 8 x 37 mm (1.5 in) anti-aircraft guns in 4 twin mounts
  • 16 x 37 mm (1.5 in) anti-aircraft guns in single mounts (post-refit)
  • 12 x 12.7 DShK (0.5 in) anti-aircraft machine guns in 6 twin mounts
  • 2 × triple 533-millimetre (21.0 in) torpedo tubes
  • 96–140 mines
  • 40 depth charges
Armour:
  • Waterline belt: 50 mm (2 in)
  • Deck: 50 mm (2 in) each
  • Turrets: 50 mm (2 in)
  • Barbettes: 50 mm (2 in)
  • Conning tower: 150 mm (5.9 in)
Aircraft carried: 2 × Vasin Va-4
Aviation facilities: 1 Heinkel K-12 catapult

The Otvaga-class cruisers were a class of light cruisers built for and operated by the Stasnovan Revolutionary Navy in the interwar era and during the Second Great War. They were the last cruiser class completed before the start of the conflict, with five being completed before the beginning of hostilities. Three of the class served in the Western and Northern Fleets, while the two remaining ones served in the Far Easten fleet. All of the ships saw heavy combat even before the start of the war, with their baptism of fire taking place during the Zentrum Affair. One ship was lost, while the rest went on to serve until the mid-60s in trainning and auxiliary roles.

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