Soviet destroyer leader Baku
|Laid down:||15 January 1935 as Kiev|
|Launched:||25 July 1938|
|Decommissioned:||30 July 1963|
|Order of the Red Banner, 6 March 1945|
|Class and type:||Leningrad-class destroyer|
|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)|
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.
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