Kalinin file photo [8883]


Ship ClassKirov-class Light Cruiser
Builder#199 Amurski, Komsomol'sk, Russia
Laid Down12 Aug 1938
Launched8 May 1942
Commissioned31 Dec 1942
Displacement8,400 tons standard; 10,040 tons full
Length628 feet
Beam58 feet
Draft19 feet
MachinerySix Yarrow-Normand boilers, TB-7 geared turbines, two shafts
Bunkerage1,707t oil overload
Power Output126,900 SHP
Speed36 knots
Range5,590nm at 17 knots
Armament9x180mm/57 MK-3-180 guns, 8x85mm/52 90-K DP guns, 6x45mm/46 21-K guns, 10x37mm/67 70-K guns, 6x12.7mm DShK machine guns, 6x533mm 53-38 torpedoes, 100 mines, 20 depth charges
Armor70mm belt, turrets, barbettes, bulkheads; 50mm deck; 150mm conning tower
Aircrafttwo KOR-2 floatplanes
Sold for Scrap12 Apr 1963


ww2dbaseLight cruiser Kalinin was laid down in 1938 in the Far East and was commissioned at Vladivostok, Russia on the final day of 1942. On 24 Apr 1943, she was ordered to prepare for a journey via the Northern Sea Route to join the Soviet Northern Fleet; she was fitted with special propellers (with easily replaceable blades), fitted with special ice anchors, and had her hull strengthened to deal with the potential ice that she would face along the way. However, on 1 Jun 1943, the transfer order was canceled; she maintained her alterations until 1944. During the Russian invasion of Japanese-held Manchuria in northeast China, Kalinin remained inactive. Between the end of WW2 and 1956, she performed training missions. She was put on reserve on 1 May 1956. On 1 Dec 1957, she was reactivated to prepare for conversion into floating barracks PKZ-21, which started on 6 Feb 1960. She was sold for scrap in 1963.

ww2dbaseSources: Warship 2009, Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Nov 2009

Kalinin Operational Timeline

31 Dec 1942 Kalinin was commissioned into service.


Light cruiser Kalinin, circa 1945

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