Soviet destroyer leader Baku

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History
Soviet Union
Name: Baku
Namesake: Baku
Builder: Dalzavod, Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Laid down: 15 January 1935 as Kiev
Launched: 25 July 1938
Decommissioned: 30 July 1963
In service: 1938-1963
Renamed:
  • Sergo Ordzhonikidze, 27 December 1939
  • Baku 25 September 1940
Honours and
awards:
Order of the Red Banner, 6 March 1945
General characteristics
Class & type: Leningrad-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,350 long tons (2,390 t) standard
  • 2,680 long tons (2,720 t) full load
Length: 127.5 m (418 ft 4 in)
Beam: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)
Draught: 4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 3 shaft geared turbines, 3 boilers, 66,000 shp (49,000 kW)
Speed: 40 knots (46 mph; 74 km/h)
Range: 2,100 nmi (3,900 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Complement: 250 (311 wartime)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Arktur hydrophones
Armament:

Baku (Russian: "Баку") was a Soviet Red Banner destroyer leader of the Leningrad class (she was reclassfied as a destroyer in 1949). She was built by Dalzavod in Komsomolsk na Amure. The ship was laid down on 15 January 1935 as Kiev. On 27 December 1939, the vessel was renamed Sergo Ordzhonikidze and on 25 September 1940, Baku. The ship was launched on 25 July 1938 and attached to the 1st Division of destroyers of the Pacific Fleet. In 1942 Baku was transferred to the Soviet Northern Fleet via the Arctic Ocean.

During World War II Baku travelled over 42,000 miles. On 6 March 1945 her crew was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

References[edit]

  • Breyer, Siegfried (1992). Soviet Warship Development: Volume 1: 1917-1937. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-604-3. 
  • Roger Chesneau, ed. (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. 
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (Third Revised ed.). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8. 
  • Yakubov, Vladimir; Worth, Richard (2008). Raising the Red Banner: A Pictorial History of Stalin' s Fleet. Gloucestershire, England: Spellmount. ISBN 978-1-86227-450-1. 

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