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Soviet WWII monitors

Soviet monitor SB37 ww2 foto
Soviet monitor of SB-37 project.

Specifications of Russian WW2 monitors
Type (project) Shkval 1190 SB-12 SB-30 SB-37
Built 8 3 1 1 6
Displacement, t 1000 1802 365 300 239
m Length 70,98 88,03 53,4 50,7 51,2
Beam 3.95 11,09 11 8,2 8,22
Draught 1,59 2,94 0,82 1,06 0,885
Speed, knots full 11,9 15,4 11,510 8,3
economic 8 10 8,2
Engines (Propulsion) Four diesel motors of 1000 to 1870 hp total Two diesel motors 38-KR-8 of 800 hp each Two diesel motors 4-DR-24/38 of 480 hp each Two diesel motors 4-SD-19-32 of 140 hp each
Crew 152-156 251 86 68 72
Armament Main Four turrets with 1x152-mm or 2x120-mm guns Six 130-mm B-28 guns Two 130-mm B-7 guns Turret MK-2-4 with 2x102-mm B-2 guns Turret MK-2-4 with 2x102-mm B-18 guns
Universal Three turrets with 2x45-mm 41K guns Two turrets with 2x45-mm 41K guns + two 75,6-mm cannons Two turrets with 2x45-mm 41K guns Two turrets with 1x45-mm 40K guns
AA Six 12.7-mm DshK or four 20-mm cannons Two 37-mm 39K cannons + five 12,7-mm dual DshKM-2B Four 4x7,62-mm M-4 (quad Maxim) MGs Two 4x7,62-mm M-4 (quad Maxim) MGs Two 37-mm cannons 70K and three 12,7-mm DshK MGs
Armor, mm Side 76 75 7,2 16 8
Roof 16 4,6 16 16
Deckhouse 51 7,2 30 30


The Sverdlov and its sister-ship won the day that time. WW2 monitors of USSR, photo, foto
Soviet monitor Sverdlov

In 1929, occurred actually the last and (possibly) the largest ever the monitors and riverine gunboats battle in the modern history. Soviet navy had a total and decisive river's victory using monitors during conflict against Nationalist China. There were a number of Chinese boats and monitors sunk and no Soviet losses. The Sverdlov and its sister-ship won the day that time.

Monitore barco ruso, Folyami hadihajo photo b&w red fleet
Russian monitor Shkval (displacement 1000 t, four main turrets, 10-76 mm armor) photo.
Monitore barco ruso, Folyami hadihajo foto

Canoniera nava de razboi Peredovoi Peredowoj foto
Russian gunboat 'Peredovoy' and armoured boat of type D .
Canoniera nava de razboi Peredowoj

Flotila de Dunare Romania capturat monitoare photo WWII navy
Captured Romaniam monitors acted the las t of the war in Soviet service.
Flotila de Dunare Romania capturat monitoare




Soviet WWII fleet

War is over


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