Derzky-class destroyer

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Destroyer Frunze
Class overview
Operators:  Imperial Russian Navy
 Soviet Navy
Preceded by: Novik
Succeeded by: Fidonisy class
In commission: 1913–1941
Completed: 9
Lost: 3
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,100 long tons (1,100 t) standard
1,320 long tons (1,340 t) full load
Length: 98 m (321 ft 6 in)
Beam: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Installed power: 5 boilers
19,000 kW (25,500 hp)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Brown Boverei turbines
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Complement: 125
Armament:
  • 3 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
  • 2 × 47 mm AA guns
  • 4 × machine guns
  • 10 × 457 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes, (5 × 2)
  • 80 mines
Service record
Part of: Black Sea Fleet

The Derzky or Bespokoiny-class destroyers was a class of destroyers built for the Imperial Russian Navy just before World War I. Nine ships were built for the Black Sea Fleet. These ships were a derivative of the Russian destroyer Novik, but were slightly smaller. These ships were popular with the Russians and effective particularly in the Black Sea, where the Ottoman Navy had no similar ships.

Ships[edit]

Ship Builder Launched Fate
Bespokoiny
(Turbulent)
Nikolayev Navy Yard 31 October 1913 Interned in Bizerte with Wrangel's fleet and scrapped 1924
Derzky
(Impertinent)
Nikolayev Navy Yard 15 March 1914 Interned in Bizerte and scrapped 1924
Gnevny
(Furious)
Nikolayev Navy Yard 31 October 1913 Interned in Bizerte and scrapped 1924
Pronzitelny
(Shrill)
Nikolayev Navy Yard 15 March 1914 Scuttled 18 June 1918 near Novorosiysk
Bystry
(Rapid) - renamed Frunze
Metal works, Kherson 7 June 1914 Scuttled to avoid capture in 1919 and raised and repaired by the Soviet Navy. Sunk by Stuka dive bombers on 21 September 1941
Gromki
(Loud)
Metal works, Kherson 18 December 1913 Scuttled 18 June 1918 near Novorosiysk
Pospeshny
(Hasty)
Nikolayev Navy Yard 4 April 1914 Interned in Bizerte and scrapped 1924
Pylki
(Ardent)
Metal works, Kherson 28 July 1914 Interned in Bizerte and scrapped 1924
Schastlivy
(Happy)
Putilov yard (Nikolayev) 29 March 1914 Grounded 24 October 1919 while being towed to internment

References[edit]

  • Conway's All the world's Fighting Ships 1906-1922
  • Whitley, M.J (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Derzkiy class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons