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Russian Protected Cruiser

Олег/Oleg

 

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Specifications:

Class/Type: Bogatyr Class Protected Cruiser

Displacement: 7087 tons

Length: 134.19 meters

Breadth: 16.61 meters

Shafts: 2

Engine: 16 Normand Boilers

Power: 2300 h.p.

Top speed: 12 knots (22km/h) [This a slow ship]

 

Armaments:

12 - 6 inch/150 mm guns
12 - 11 Pdr guns
8 - 1.9 inch/47 mm guns
2 - 1.5 inch/37 mm guns
2 - 15 inch/380 mm torpedo tubes

 

Armour:

Deck: 35mm - 80mm

Conning Tower: 140mm

 

Info:

 Russian Protected Cruiser Oleg was built in Admiralty Shipyard at Saint Petersburg. Laid down on 6th June 1902, launched on 14th August 1903 and finally commissioned on 24th June 1904. She was first commissioned to the Russian Baltic Fleet but since the Russo-Japanese War was already taking place, she was immediately transferred to the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

 

Oleg sailed almost around the world from the Baltic Sea to Port Arthur to relieve the Russian Pacific Fleet from the Japanese Blockage. Later on 15th May 1905, Oleg along with the rest of the squadron, engaged the Japanese Combined Fleet under the command of Admiral Togo Heihachiro during the Battle of Tsushima. Outnumbered and damaged, cruiser Oleg managed to escape from the one-sided battle along with cruiser Aurora and Zhemchug to Manila where they were interned till the end of the war.After the war, she was returned back to the Russian Baltic Fleet and was refitted and ready for active service on 17th October 1908.

 

 Cruiser Oleg was transferred to the Russian 1st Carrier Brigade at the start of the First World War and on 26th August 1914, along with cruiser Bogatyr, they both lay sea mines on the Baltic Sea, killing off German light cruiser Augsburg.

Oleg also participated in the Battle of Aland Isles on 2nd July 1915, where she assisted in forcing the German light cruiser Albatross to collide onto the beach, immobilizing her.

A year later, Oleg and the rest of the Russian Baltic Fleet began to launch an offensive assault towards the German convoy near the Swedish coast of Gotland.

 Oleg was immediately became part of the Bolsheviks' cause upon the revolution in 1917. Due to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Oleg was transferred from Helsinki to Kronstadt. The trip was known as the 'Ice Vovage' (a.k.a Ice Cruise of the Baltic Fleet). Later in November 1918, Oleg and Bogatyr took part in the Invasion of Estonia which was later aborted by the Red Army.

 

On 17th June 1919, the protected cruiser Oleg was sunk by a torpedo strike from HM Coastal Motor Boat 4 during a British night attack on the Red Armies' facility in Kronstadt. The ship was salvaged on 1919 and 1933 and was later finally raised and scrapped on 1938.

 

Fate:

Sunk

17th July 1919

Scrapped

1938

 

After reading back, I can already sense that there are tons of mistakes that I might not noticed. So dear historians and warships experts, do tell if there's any inaccuracy or something to add or point out. Don't want to spread the wrong info in the historical section now, would we?

Edited by Subete_Yoi

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Beta Tester
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I cant imagine this thing trying to chase a Langley :hiding:

 

just hope that this ship won't be in the upcoming Russian tree...

that kind of speed can easily drive me crazy

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