Izyaslav-class destroyer

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Destroyer Kalinin
Class overview
Name: Izyaslav class
Builders: Bocker and Lange, Reval, Estonia
Preceded by: Orfey class
In commission: 1916–1954
Planned: 5
Completed: 3
Cancelled: 2
Lost: 2
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
  • 1,350 long tons (1,370 t) standard
  • 1,440 long tons (1,460 t) full load
Length: 99.1 m (325 ft 2 in)
Beam: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Draught: 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • 2 shaft Brown Boverei turbines
  • 5 boilers
  • 19,000 kW (25,500 hp)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Complement: 150
  • 5 × 100 mm (4 in) guns
  • 2 × machine guns
  • 9 × 457 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes, (3×3)
  • 80 mines
Service record
Part of: Baltic Fleet

The Izyaslav class (Russian: Изяслав) were a class of destroyers built for the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. They were modified versions of the Orfey class built in Russia with the assistance of the French Company Augustin Normand. These ships fought in World War I, Russian Civil War, Estonian War of Independence, and World War II.


The ships were an enlarged version of previous designs with a longer raised forecastle, and Frahm-type anti-rolling tanks. An extra 100-millimetre (4 in) gun was added and the number of torpedo tubes reduced.


These ships were built by Bocker and Lange in Reval, Estonia. The ships were delayed due to ordering machinery from Switzerland which was embargoed on the outbreak of World War I. New machinery was ordered from Britain.

ship Launched Fate
Avtroil - renamed Lennuk - renamed Almirante Guise 13 January 1915 Captured by the British in 1918, given to the Estonian Navy and sold by the Estonians to Peru, in 1933, scrapped in 1954
Izyaslav - renamed Karl Marx 27 June 1915 Sunk 8 August 1941
Prymyslav - renamed Kalinin 9 August 1915 Sunk 28 August 1941
Bryachislav 1 October 1915 Evacuated to Petrograd but scrapped incomplete 1923
Fedor Stratilat 1915 Evacuated to Petrograd but scrapped incomplete 1923
Avtroil, between 1913-1919
Izyaslav, 1921


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  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War Two. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1. 

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