Fidonisy-class destroyer

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Dzerzhinskiy 01.jpg
Class overview
Operators:  Russian Navy
 Soviet Navy
 Bulgarian Navy
Preceded by: Derzky-class destroyer
In commission: 1916–1956
Completed: 8
Lost: 7
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: 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
5 boilers
32,500 hp
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 1,800 nmi (3,330 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 168
Armament: 4 × 4 in (102 mm) guns
1 × 40 mm AA gun
4 × machine guns
12 × 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes, (4 × 3)
80 mines
Service record
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.

Ships[edit]

All ships were built by Rossud Shipbuilding in Nikolayev, and were originally named after battles from the wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

Ship Launched Fate
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

See also[edit]

Media related to Gadzhibey class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert and Randal Gray, eds. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. ISBN 0-87021-907-3. OCLC 12119866.
  • Gardiner, Robert and Roger Chesneau, eds. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1980. ISBN 0851771467. OCLC 7734153.
  • Whitley, M.J. Destroyers of World War II. London: Arms & Armour, 1999. ISBN 1854095218. OCLC 46505277.