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Name: KOSMA MININ
Type: Ice Breaker
Launched: 29/08/1916
Completed: 11/1916
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1020
Dimensions: 2432grt, 885nrt, 236.0 x 57.1 x 27.3ft
Engines: Fwd: T3cyl (18.5, 30.5 & 50 x 36ins)
Aft: 2 x T3cyl (21.5, 35.5 & 58 x 36ins), 904nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 3 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
11/1916 Russian Government, Arkhangelsk
1928 French Navy; renamed CASTOR
1942 Italian Navy; renamed FR 60
1946 French Navy
1949 No later history known
Comments: 12/1920: White Russian forces brought vessel to Cherbourg
1928: Rebuilt as a minelayer
08/12/1942: Seized by Italy as Bizerta
06/05/1943: Scuttled at Bizerta
1946: Refloated
1949: Stricken from French Navy list


Above photo as KOSMA MININ courtesy of Ian Rae

Above photo as CASTOR courtesy of Photoship