HC Deb 06 March 1912 vol 35 c511W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will give the displacement, horse-power, and armament of all motor boats and vessels over 80 feet in length fitted with oil engines in the Russian navy; and the number of such craft now on order for the Imperial Government?


gave the following particulars:—

Displacement. Armament.
No. Tons. H.P.
"Nixan" torpedo boat 1 40 600 1–3 pr., 2 machine guns, 1 torpedo tube
"Shkval" class gunboats (on Amur river) 8 950 1,000 2–6 in.,4–4.7 in., 7 machine guns
"Kars" and "Ardagan" 2 625 1,000 2–4.7 in., 4–11 pr.,4 machine guns

The only oil-engined vessel now on order, so far as is known, is a revenue cruiser. The old cruiser "Ruinda" has been reported as being fitted with oil engines for experimental purposes.