|Operators:|| Russian Navy
|Preceded by:||Derzky-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,326 long tons (1,347 t) standard
1,700 long tons (1,700 t) full load
|Length:||102 m (334 ft 8 in)|
|Beam:||9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft Parsons type turbines
|Speed:||33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)|
|Range:||1,800 nmi (3,330 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Armament:||4 × 4 in (102 mm) guns
1 × 40 mm AA gun
4 × machine guns
12 × 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes, (4 × 3)
|Part of:||Black Sea Fleet|
The Fidonisy or Kerch class were a group of destroyers built for the Black Sea Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. They were a slightly enlarged version of the Derzky-class destroyer, with an extra 4-inch (102 mm) gun and more torpedo tubes. These ships fought in World War I, the Russian Civil War, and World War II.
All ships were built by Rossud Shipbuilding in Nikolayev, and were originally named after battles from the wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
|Fidonisi||31 May 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Gadzhibei||27 August 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Kaliakria - renamed Dzerzhinski||27 August 1916||Scuttled in 1918, raised and repaired by the Soviet Navy 1925, Sunk 13 May 1942|
|Kerch||31 May 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Korfu - renamed Zhelezniakov||1924||Broken up 1956|
|Levkas - renamed Shaumyan||1924||lent to the Bulgarian Navy after World war II, sunk 10 April 1942|
|Tserigo||1917||Interned in Bizerte with Wrangel's fleet and scrapped 1924|
|Zante renamed Nyezamozhnik||1917||Scuttled 1919, refloated 1923, broken up 1950s|
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