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Russian gunboat Opyt (1861)

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Russian gunboat Opyt (1861)

Builder: Carr and MacPherson, St. Petersburg
Laid down: 1861
Launched: September 27, 1861
Fate: stricken 1906
General characteristics
Type: Gunboat
Displacement: 270 t (270 long tons)
Length: 37.7 m (124 ft)
Beam: 6.8 m (22 ft)
Draft: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Installed power: 147 kW (197 hp)
Speed: 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h)
Complement: 90 officers and men
Armament: 1 × 196 mm (7.7 in) smoothbore gun


114 mm (4.5 in) on 305 mm (12.0 in) teak lining

The gunboat Opyt (Russian: Опыт: experience) was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the Imperial Russian Navy. It was built by Carr and MacPherson at the Baltic shipyard in Saint Petersburg.[1] English and Russian wrought iron plates 1200 x 1000 mm in size protected the front part of the gunboat.



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