Soviet cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov

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Mikhail Kutuzov preserved as a museum
Mikhail Kutuzov preserved as a museum
History
Russia
Name: Mikhail Kutuzov
Namesake: Field Marshall Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov
Ordered: 22 February 1950
Builder: Black Sea Shipyard, Nikolayev
Laid down: 23 February 1951
Launched: 29 November 1952
Commissioned: 30 February 1954
Decommissioned: 2000
Struck: 25 August 2001
Status: Preserved as museum ship in Novorossiysk
General characteristics
Class and type: Sverdlov-class cruiser
Displacement:
  • 13,600 tons standard,
  • 16,640 tons full load
Length:
  • 210 m (690 ft) overall
  • 205 m (673 ft) waterline
Beam: 22 m (72 ft)
Draught: 6.9 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared steam turbines, 6 boilers, 110,000 hp (82,000 kW)
Speed: 32.5 knots (60.2 km/h; 37.4 mph)
Range: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 1,250
Armament:
  • 12 × 15.2 cm (6.0 in)/57 cal B-38 guns in 4 triple Mk5-bis turrets
  • 12 × 10 cm (3.9 in)/56 cal Model 1934 guns in 6 twin SM-5-1 mounts
  • 32 × 3.7 cm (1.5 in) AA guns
  • 10 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes
Armour:
  • Belt: 100 mm (3.9 in)
  • Conning tower: 150 mm (5.9 in)
  • Deck: 50 mm (2.0 in)
  • Turrets: 75 mm (3.0 in)

Mikhail Kutuzov (Russian: Михаил Кутузов) was a light cruiser project no. 68-bis (designated the Sverdlov class by NATO) of the Soviet and later the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet.

She was laid down at the Black Sea Shipyard in Nikolayev on 23 February 1951 and commissioned on 30 February 1954. Mikhail Kutuzov joined the Black Sea Fleet after commissioning and sea trials, on 31 January 1955.[1]

Fate[edit]

On 28 July 2002, Mikhail Kutuzov was opened to the public as a museum ship in Novorossiysk, on 1 October 2012, she was made a branch of the Central Naval Museum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cruiser "Mikhail Kutuzov"". Central Naval Museum. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 44°43′16″N 37°46′55″E / 44.72111°N 37.78194°E / 44.72111; 37.78194