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Name: SVIATOGOR also seen as SVYATOGOR
Type: Icebreaker
Launched: 16/08/1916
Completed: 02/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 904
Dimensions: 5168grt, 2246nrt, 323.2 x 71.0 x 38.5ft
Engines: 3 x T3cyl (26, 42 & 67 x 45ins), 1643nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Propulsion: 3 x Screws (1 x forward, 2 x aft)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
02/1917 Government of Russia
1918 British Royal Navy
11/1921 Government of Russia
1928 Renamed KRASSIN (also seen as KRASIN), registered at Leningrad
1977 Renamed LEONID KRASSIN, registered at Leningrad
1989 Renamed KRASIN, registered at Leningrad
1989 International Foundation for the History of Science, Leningrad
Comments: 03/08/1918: Found scuttled at Arkhangelsk, refloated and commissioned
into the British Royal Navy
12/07/1928: Rescued survivors of the crashed Italian airship ITALIA
1941 to 1945: Served as an armed convoy escort
1953-1960: Rebuilt by Mathias Thesen Werft at Wismar
1959: Re-engined with Ottensener Eisenwerk engines
1972: Converted to research & drilling vessel
1986: Converted to a research & exhibition vessel
1992: Preserved as a museum ship at Saint-Petersburg


Above photo as SVYATOGOR

Above photos as KRASIN courtesy of Photoship

Above photos as KRASIN copyright of Mike Ridgard