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Name: SMOLENSK
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 07/03/1901
Completed: 09/1901
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 374
Dimensions: 7270grt, 3310nrt, 486.0 x 58.2 x 26.0ft
Engines: 4 x T3cyl (26, 44 & 75 x 48ins), 2324nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws; 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
09/1901 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Odessa
1904 Imperial Russian Navy; renamed RION
1905 Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Odessa; renamed SMOLENSK
1913 Imperial Russian Navy; renamed RION
05/1918 Government of Germany
11/1919 White Russian forces
1922 Broken up
Comments: 2 x Engines per propeller shaft
Accommodation for 10 x 1st, 36 x 3rd Class & 1557 x emigrants
1904: Converted to an auxiliary cruiser
1913: Converted to a training ship
05/1918: Under German control in the Black Sea till 11/1918
11/1919: Under White Russian control
14/11/1920: Sailed from Sevastopol as a naval transport
1922: Broken up in Italy


Above photo as SMOLENSK is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Jarrow Express, Friday, 15/03/1901