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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

COASTAL FORCES

Sh-4 type motor torpedo boats (1928-1932)

TK-557 1945

Names

11 <No11 Revolyutsionnyy Metallist>, 8/1932- 55 <No55 Revolyutsionnyy Metallist>; 12 (i) <No12>, 2/1931- 11 <No11>, 7/1932- 114 <No114>, 12/1935- 112 <No112>, 3/1940- -3 <U-3>, 11/1944- TK-557; 12 (ii) <No12 Pioner>, 7/1931- 32 <No32 Pioner>, 7/1932- 24 <No24 Pioner>, 5/1935- 12 <No12 Pioner>, 5/1936- 131 <No131 Pioner>, 3/1940- -2 <U-2 Pioner>; 12 (iii) <No12>, 8/1932- 85 <No85>, 11/1932- 16 <No16>, 1/1934- 11 <No11>, 12/1934- 14 <No14>, 5/1935- 22 <No22>; 16 <No16>, 11/1932- 65 <No65>, 12/1934- 12 <No12>, 4/1939- 74 <No74>, 5/1940- 15 <No15>, 9/1941- 133 <No133>; 21 <No21 Osoaviakhimovets>, 8/1932- 65 <No65 Osoaviakhimovets>, 12/1932- -1 <I-1 Osoaviakhimovets>, 12/1934- 92 <No92 Osoaviakhimovets>, 4/1939- 154 <No154 Osoaviakhimovets>, 4/1940- -10 <UO-10 Osoaviakhimovets>; 22 (i) <No22>, 2/1931- 91 <No91>, 7/1932- 94 <No94>, 3/1934- 22 <No22>, 5/1935- 71 <No71>; 22 (ii) <No22>, 1/1934- 11 <No11>, 1937- 15 <No15>; 24 <No24>, 6/1934- 12 <No12>; 25 <No25>, 12/1934- 62 <No62>, 4/1939- 104 <No104>, 5/1940- 45 <No45>, 9/1941- 153 <No153>, 5/1944- TK-153; 26 (i) <No26>, 11/1932- 85 <No85>, 12/1934- 22 <No22>, 4/1939- 134 <No134>, 5/1940- 75 <No75>, 9/1941- 173 <No173>; 26 (ii) <No26>, 1/1934- 21 <No21>, 1937- 25 <No25>; 31 <No31 Sibiryak>, 8/1932- 28 <No28 Sibiryak>, 12/1934- 23 <No23 Sibiryak>, 4/1939- 164 <No164 Sibiryak>, 4/1940- -11 <UO-11 Sibiryak>; 32 <No32>, 2/1931- 121 <No121>, 7/1932- 124 <No124>, 5/1935- 122 <No122>, 3/1940- -4 <U-4>, 11/1944- TK-558; 34 <No34>, 3/1934- 12 <No12>, 5/1935- 81 <No81>; 35 <No35>, 12/1934- 42 <No42>, 4/1939- 84 <No84>, 5/1940- 25 <No25>, 9/1941- 143 <No143>; 36 (i) <No36>, 11/1932- 95 <No95>, 3/1934- 63 <No63>, 5/1935- 131 <No131>; 36 (ii) <No36>, 1/1934- 31 <No31>, 1937- 35 <No35>; 41 <No41 Proletariy Ukrainy>, 8/1932- 18 <No18 Proletariy Ukrainy>, 12/1934- 13 <No13 Proletariy Ukrainy>, 4/1937- 24 <No24 Proletariy Ukrainy>, 11/1940- 144 <No144 Proletariy Ukrainy>, 4/1941- -2 <U-2 Proletariy Ukrainy>; 41 <No41>; 42 <No42>, 7/1932- 34 <No34>, 5/1935- 32 <No32>; 44 <No44>, 3/1934- 42 <No42>, 5/1935- 91 <No91>, 3/1940- 92 <No92>, 4/1944- TK-553; 45 <No45>; 46 (i) <No46>, 11/1932- 105 <No105>, 12/1934- 32 <No32>, 4/1939- 144 <No144>, 5/1940- 85 <No85>, 9/1941- 183 <No183>; 46 (ii) <No46>, 1/1934- 41 <No41>, 1937- 45 <No45>; 51 (i) <No51>, 8/1932- 38 <No38>, 12/1934- 33 <No33>; 51 (ii) <No51>, 3/1940- 72 <No72>, 4/1944- TK-551; 52 <No52>, 7/1932- 44 <No44>, 5/1935- 42 <No42>, 5/1936- 71 <No71>, 3/1940- -5 <U-5>; 54 <No54>, 3/1934- 52 <No52>, 5/1935- 101 <No101>; 56 (i) <No56>, 11/1932- 15 <No15>, 12/1934- 52 <No52>, 4/1939- 94 <No94>, 5/1940- 35 <No35>; 56 (ii) <No56>, 1/1934- 51 <No51>, 1937- 55 <No55>; 61 (i) <No61>, 8/1932- 48 <No48>, 12/1934- 43 <No43>, 4/1939- 174 <No174>, 4/1940- -12 <UO-12>; 61 (ii) <No61>, 3/1940- 82 <No82>, 4/1944- TK-552; 62 <No62>, 7/1932- 54 <No54>, 5/1935- 52 <No52>, 5/1936- 111 <No111>, 3/1940- 102 <No102>, 4/1944- TK-554; 64 <No64>, 6/1934- 22 <No22>; 66 (i) <No66>, 11/1932- 11 <No11>, 3/1940- -1 <U-1>; 66 <No66>, 1/1934- 61 <No61>, 1937- 65 <No65>, 11/1940- 164 <No164>, 4/1941- -3 <U-3>, 10/1941- 184 <No184>, 8/1942- 64 <No64>; 68 <No68>, 12/1934- 63 <No63>, 4/1939- 114 <No114>, 5/1940- 55 <No55>, 9/1941- 163 <No163>, 4/1944- TK-163; 71 <No71>, 8/1932- 58 <No58>, 12/1934- 53 <No53>, 4/1939- 184 <No184>, 4/1940- -13 <UO-13>; 72 <No72>, 7/1932- 64 <No64>, 5/1935- 62 <No62>, 5/1936- 72 <No72>; 74 <No74>, 3/1934- 62 <No62>, 5/1935- 111 <No111>; 78 <No78>, 3/1934- 13 <No13>, 5/1935- 141 <No141>, 4/1940- 112 <No112>, 4/1944- TK-555; 81 <No81>; 82 <No82>, 7/1932- 84 <No84>, 5/1935- 82 <No82>; 84 <No84>, 6/1934- 32 <No32>, 11/1940- 134 <No134>, 4/1941- -1 <U-1>; 88 <No88>, 3/1934- 23 <No23>, 5/1935- 151 <No151>, 3/1940- 122 <No122>, 4/1944- TK-556; 92 <No92>, 12/1931- 102 <No102>, 7/1932- 104 <No104>, 12/1934- 102 <No102>; 94 <No94>, 6/1934- 42 <No42>, 11/1940- 73 <No73>; 95 <No95>, 11/1932- 21 <No21>; 98 <No98>, 12/1934- 73 <No73>, 4/1939- 124 <No124>, 5/1940- 65 <No65>, 9/1941- 83 <No83>; 104 <No104>, 3/1934- 32 <No32>, 5/1935- 121 <No121>; 105 <No105>, 11/1932- 31 <No31>; 108 <No108>, 3/1934- 33 <No33>, 5/1935- 161 <No161>; 111 <No111>, 2/1931- 81 <No81>, 7/1932- 74 <No74>, 5/1935- 72 <No72>; 114 <No114>, 6/1934- 52 <No52>, 1937- 55 <No55>, 11/1940- 83 <No83>; 118 <No118>, 3/1934- 43 <No43>, 5/1935- 171 <No171>, 3/1940- -6 <U-6>; 121 <No121>, 2/1931- 101 <No101>, 8/1932- 75 <No75>, 12/1934- 102 <No102>, 4/1937- 34 <No34>, 11/1940- 63 <No63>, 2/1944- TK-346; 124 <No124>, 6/1935- 62 <No62>, 11/1940- 174 <No174>, 4/1941- -5 <U-5>, 10/1941- 174 <No174>, 8/1942- 106 <No106>; 128 <No128 Partizan>, 3/1934- 53 <No53 Partizan>, 5/1935- 181 <No181 Partizan>

Builders

194 Yd (Marti Yd), Leningrad

Completed

1928: No21 Osoaviakhimovets

1929: No11 Revolyutsionnyy Metallist, No24, No31 Sibiryak, No34, No41 (i) Proletariy Ukrainy, No44, 51 (i), 54, 61 (i), 64, 71, 81

1930: No12 (i), 22 (i), 32, 74, 84, 94, 104, 111, 114, 121, 124

1931: No12 (ii) Pioner, No12 (iii), 22 (ii), 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92

1932: No16, 25, 26 (i), 26 (ii), 35, 36 (i), 36 (ii), 41 (ii), 45, 46 (i), 46 (ii), 51 (ii), 56 (i), 56 (ii), 61 (ii), 66 (i), 66(ii), 68, 78, 88, 95, 98, 105, 108, 118, No128 Partizan

Losses

U-2 Proletariy Ukrainy (13/8/1941), No64 (9/1942), U-1 (3/8/1941), No73 (22/6/1942), No83 (10/7/1942), No83 (22/6/1942), No106 (7/5/1943)

Transfers

none

Discarding

1931: No81

1934: No45

1937: No22, 71, 12, 131, 32, 33, 22, 111, 72

1938: No41, 31

1939: No15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 72

1940: No81, 101, U-1, 82, 102, 21, 121, 161, No181 Partizan

1941: No35, UO-12, UO-13

1942: No133, 173, 143, 183

1944: No55 Revolyutsionnyy Metallist, U-2 Pioner, U-5

1945: TK-557, TK-153, TK-558, TK-553, TK-551, TK-552, TK-554, TK-163, TK-555, TK-556, U-6

1946: UO-10 Osoaviakhimovets, UO-11, TK-346

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

10

Length, m

16.8

Breadth, m

3.33

Draught, m

0.80 - 1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Wright Typhoon petrol engines

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

45

Fuel, t

petrol 1

Endurance, nm(kts) 300(24)

Armament

1 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 - 450 TT (stern)

Complement

5

Ship project history: First Soviet serial built MTBs, designed by TsAGI under guidance of A. N. Tupolev. Dural stepped hull, by form reminding float of a seaplane; torpedoes were launched from chutes astern. Sh-4 class MTBs differed by high speed (up to 50.5 kts on trials), but low seaworthiness, small endurance and weak defensive armament.

Modernizations: late 1930s, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 1 x 2 - 7.6/94

1941, some boats: - 1 x 2 - 7.6/94; + 1 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14