Transport ships of USSR in 1941-1945 - any info!!

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VOLOGDA, VJATKA, VLADIVOSTOK and VORONEZH

Post by mjbollinger » 29 Jan 2006 12:31

VOLOGDA
1930 Launched as VOLOGDA (STF-SGK) 03.30
1934 VOLODGA (SGMP) 15.03.34
1941 GS-3 (SF) mobilized as hospital ship 16.08.41
1941 VOLOGDA (SGMP) 20.12.41
1942 Armed and militarized for Northern operations
1947 VOLOGDA (MGMP) 10.03.47
1952 Entered refit under reparations at Mathias Thesen Werft Wismar 27.10.52
1955 Refit complete 10.02.55
1975 VOLOGDA (SF) as floating barracks 07.08.75
1981 Removed from Navy roster

VYATKA
1930 Completed as VYATKA (STF-SGK)
1934 VYATKA (SGMP) 15.03.34
1941 GS-2 (SF) mobilized as hospital ship 29.07.41
1942 VYATKA (SGMP)
1943 VYATKA (SF)
1944 Convoy PK-23 Liinihamari to Murmansk 22.12.44
1945 Convoy KP-1 Murmansk to Liinahamari 20.01.45
1945 Convoy PK-1 Liinahamari to Murmansk 20.26.45
1945 VYATKA (GUSMP) demobilized 11.08.45
1962 Withdrawn from service

VLADIVOSTOK
1930 Launched as VLADIVOSTOK
1931 Completed as VLADIVOSTOK (STF-SGK)
1932 Ran aground and lost

VORONEZH
1930 Completed as VORONEZH (STF-SGK) 11.30
1934 VORONEZH (SGMP) 15.03.34
1941 GS-1 (SF) mobilized as hospital ship 29.07.41
1944 Convoy KB-33 Murmansk to Arkhangel'sk depart 17.11.44
1944 Convoy PK-23 Liinihamari to Murmansk 22.12.44
1945 VORONEZH (SGMP) 02.45
1952 Entered refit at Mathias Thesen Werft Wismar 05.11.52
1955 Refit complete 30.02.55
1967 Withdrawn from service

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KUBAN

Post by mjbollinger » 29 Jan 2006 12:36

BP, can you please confirm the source that KUBAN was raised in 1944 and scrapped? Thanks

CHABU = Черноморско-Азовское Бассейновое Управление (Black Sea Azov Basin Administration). Set up 01.07.41 to manage fleets from ChGMP, AGMP and Sovtanker.

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Post by Dido » 30 Jan 2006 12:45

Thanks Marty, that was very helpful!

I am looking for photos of the SVIR, later ALEKSANDR MOZHAISKY in her soviet years but with no luck yet. Any ideas where to search in the web?

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SVIR

Post by mjbollinger » 31 Jan 2006 11:45

I have one such photo. Now if someone can explain to me how I include it in this message I'll be happy to attach it. Of if you provide an email address, I'll send it offline.

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Post by Dido » 31 Jan 2006 12:53

There is an "Add an Attachment" option after the message space. If you click there a new option will appear where you will choose "Browse" to select the file from where it is stored. Press "Open" in the new window, then "Add Attachment" and proceed with posting.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 01 Feb 2006 02:53

Actually, I don't think you want to make the second click on "Add Attachment" unless you want to include additional images in the post. Just click on the "Submit" button. BTW, I think you have to have some text in the post, and you must include a source.

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Post by BIGpanzer » 02 Feb 2006 01:10

Dear Marty, please attach also the photo of "Neva" transport (ex-refrigerator) ship as you promised :wink:
Thanks in advance, BP

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NEVA

Post by mjbollinger » 02 Feb 2006 13:33

I've tried five times so far. Let me try again and see if it works.
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KALININ

Post by mjbollinger » 02 Feb 2006 13:37

I've examined the purchase of every ship by the USSR from 1920 to 1950. There have been two I can't explain given the underlying government economic policy. Both occured in 1927, and I think I can now explain one of them.

In 1927 the Soviets purchased the recently-built 4,156 GRT freighter KARIN from Germany, renaming it KALININ. I couldn't figure this out until yesterday when I can across a newspaper article from 1927 describing how the Soviets purchased it as a model for the design of a new class of ships they were going to build. Does anyone know which class of ships this was.

The other ship acquired in 1927 was MILTONSTAR, a reefer. I wonder if that was also acquired as a prototype for a new class of reefers. Has anyone heard about that?

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Post by BIGpanzer » 03 Feb 2006 01:58

Dear Marty!
Thanks a lot for the photo of Soviet-built refrigerator of "Volga"/"Neva"-type. Do you know the year and place in which this photo was taken?
Do you have any photos of Soviet-built cargo ship of "Tsurupa"-type?

I will post the info you are interested in very soon. Unfortunately, I am very busy at the moment.
Regards, BP

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More Photos

Post by mjbollinger » 07 Feb 2006 01:15

Here is RION
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TSIURUPA class photos

Post by mjbollinger » 07 Feb 2006 01:20

As you know, photos of the TSIURUPA-class ships are very scarce. Most were out of Soviet service by 1942, either taken by the Spanish or lost in WWII.

The following photos of TSIURUPA exist on the web:

As Castillo Aulencia:
http://personales.mundivia.es/mantilla/034200in.htm

As Castillo Villafranca:
http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web ... franca.htm

I do not reproduce them here for copyright reasons.

Here is a photo of SKVORTSOV-STEPANOV as Castillo Maqueda:
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More TSIURUPA class

Post by mjbollinger » 07 Feb 2006 01:21

The only photo I have of a completed TSIURUPA class ship while in Soviet service is of the wreckage of NOGIN. This phot appears to have been taken using a fisheye lens, so it is distorted.
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Last photo: CHAPAEV

Post by mjbollinger » 07 Feb 2006 01:23

This photo is a mystery. It shows an almost completed CHAPAEV in 1946. But I still have no definitive evidence the ship was ever completed.
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More photos of TSIURPA class on web

Post by mjbollinger » 07 Feb 2006 01:30

As you know, the infamous LEPSE was actually designed as a TSIURUPA-class ship, though never completed for sea service.

See http://www.bellona.no/en/about_bellona/33320.html

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