|Builders:||Russud Shipyard, Nikolaev|
|Preceded by:||Derzky class|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Length:||95 m (311 ft 8 in)|
|Beam:||9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)|
|Draught:||3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts; 2 steam turbines|
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)|
|Range:||1,210 nmi (2,240 km; 1,390 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|General characteristics (1943)|
|Displacement:||1,760 t (1,730 long tons) full load|
|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 during World War I. They were a slightly enlarged version, with an extra 102 mm (4.0 in) gun and more torpedo tubes, of the Derzky-class destroyers, a derivative of the Russian destroyer Novik. These ships fought in World War I, the Russian Civil War, and World War II.
Design and description
The Fidonisy-class ships measured 92.5 metres (303 ft 6 in) long overall with a beam of 9.1 metres (29 ft 10 in) and had a maximum draft (ship) of 3.8 meters (12 ft 6 in). They displaced 1,329 metric tons (1,308 long tons) at normal load.
All ships were originally named after battles from the wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
|Fidonisi||Battle of Fidonisi||31 May 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Gadzhibei||27 August 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Kaliakria - renamed Dzerzhinski||Battle of Cape Kaliakra / Felix Dzerzhinski||27 August 1916||Scuttled in 1918, raised and repaired by the Soviet Navy 1925, Sunk 13 May 1942|
|Kerch||Battle of Kerch Strait||31 May 1916||Scuttled 16 June 1918|
|Korfu - renamed Zheleznyakov||Siege of Corfu||1924||Transferred to Bulgaria in December 1947, returned in 1949, converted to barracks ship in 1953, Broken up 1956|
|Levkas - renamed Shaumyan||Lefkada||1924||sunk 10 April 1942|
|Tserigo||Cythera||1917||Interned in Bizerte with Wrangel's fleet and scrapped 1924|
|Zante, renamed Nyezamozhnik||Zakynthos||1917||Scuttled 1919, refloated 1923, broken up 1950s|
- Chesneau, Roger, ed. (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. Greenwich, UK: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
- Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval Weapons of World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7.
- Gardiner, Robert & Gray, Randal, eds. (1984). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5.
- Watts, Anthony J. (1990). The Imperial Russian Navy. London: Arms and Armour. ISBN 0-85368-912-1.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War Two. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.
- "Эсминцы и миноносцы" [Destroyers and Torpedo Boats] (in Russian). Retrieved 12 March 2017.
Media related to Gadzhibey class destroyer at Wikimedia Commons