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> Could you tell me some information of Aurora?
mihai
Posted: July 15, 2006 03:06 am
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Hi,Everyone,NOw,I reserch the ship Aurora.Could you tell me some information,combat history,ant date?

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Posted: July 15, 2006 03:21 am
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Are you referring to the famous pro-Bolshevik warship, which fired on the Czar's Winter Palace on Nov. 7, 1917, sparking the 'October Revolution'?

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Posted: July 15, 2006 04:18 am
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NMS Aurora was built in 1909 at the Taranto shipyard. It had 273 tons, 49 m length, 7.92 m width, 2x500 HP engines and a maximum speed of 20 knots.

During WW1, it served as a minelayer in the Austrian navy as KuK Basilisk. It saw action in the Adriatic Sea, laying minefields in the Cattaro and Otranto areas.

After the war, it was given to France, which renamed it "Aurore" and sold it to Romania in 1922. It was renamed again as "NMS Aurora" and served as a minelayer until 1927. One year later it was sold to the SRD shipping company.

In 1939 it was converted again as a minelayer and fitted with 40 mines and two 13.2 mm MGs. After the Soviet ultimatum in 1940, the Romanian navy decided to mine the mouths of the Danube in order to prevent the Soviet navy from entering the delta. Under the command of Lt-cdr. Baicu Stan, Aurora was one of the ships that executed this mission. It layed more mines in the area in January 1941.

After Romania declared war on the Soviet Union, Aurora layed its last minefield in the Sulina area on 27-28 June 1941. On 28 June it was attacked by enemy airplanes in the Sulina harbour and severely damaged, with the loss of 4 crew members. While under repairs at Ceamurlia, Aurora was again attacked on 15 July (this time by 11 SB bombers), hit by 3 bombs, and sunk.

(Source: Modelism 4/2002)
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Posted: July 15, 2006 06:30 pm
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mihai, have you seen the article on the website?
http://www.worldwar2.ro/arme/?article=255
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Posted: July 20, 2006 12:12 pm
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BASILISK according to all sources was built
by MARCO U. MARTINOLICH, LUSSINPICCOLO,
(now Lissiy Nos, Kroatia)
Laid down: 1901
Launched: 28.11.02
Completed: 21.2.03
314t 46x7,9x1,5m
! set Triple Expansion 1 Cylindrical Boiler 550ihp=111kts
In Austrian service 2-47mm/44 2-.8mmMG 145 mines crew:40
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Andreas von Mach
Posted: August 04, 2006 05:42 pm
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The AURORA 1909 built at Toranto
is still in Romonian register of 1980
as TROTUS ex TALLIN ex AURORA
owned by NAVROM Galati, reg. Braila

Perheps somebody has photos ?

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Posted: August 04, 2006 10:59 pm
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QUOTE (Andreas von Mach @ August 04, 2006 05:42 pm)
The AURORA 1909 built at Toranto
is still in Romonian register of 1980
as TROTUS ex TALLIN ex AURORA
owned by NAVROM Galati, reg. Braila

Perheps somebody has photos ?

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Thank you for information ans message.
I have scans of item in ebay lising.I could not won the items's,
I think that this is aurora.
I'm gals to see more information and message.
(IMG:http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/5013/aurora1xv2.th.jpg)
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mihai
Posted: August 04, 2006 11:00 pm
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QUOTE (Victor @ July 15, 2006 06:30 pm)
mihai, have you seen the article on the website?
http://www.worldwar2.ro/arme/?article=255

OH,I have not seed this content,Thank you!

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Andreas von Mach
Posted: August 05, 2006 11:28 am
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The problem was that there two ships were matched
minelayser AURORA ex Basilisk
tug AURORA ex LMR 3

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Posted: August 06, 2006 12:06 pm
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QUOTE (Andreas von Mach @ August 05, 2006 11:28 am)
The problem was that there two ships were matched
minelayser AURORA ex Basilisk
tug AURORA ex LMR 3

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THank you for good pointed out.

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