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TORPEDO SHIPS

BOYKIY torpedo boats (1902-1907)

Boykiy 1913

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Бойкий <Boykiy> (ex-Акула <Akula>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 24/8/1901 8/1902 interned by China 1/1/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Бурный <Burnyy> (ex-Макрель <Makrel>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 12/10/1901 8/1902 wrecked 11/8/1904
Буйный <Buynyy> (ex-Бычок <Bychok>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 24/8/1901 9/1902 scuttled 28/5/1905
Бравый <Bravyy> (ex-Налим <Nalim>), 9/1923- Анисимов <Anisimov>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 12/10/1901 9/1902 captured by Japan 30/6/1918, re-captured 10/1922, stricken 11/1925
Быстрый <Bystryy> (ex-Плотва <Plotva>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 9/11/1901 1902 wrecked 28/5/1905
Блестящий <Blestyashchiy> (ex-Окунь <Okun`>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg early 1901 9/11/1901 9/1902 scuttled 28/5/1905
Бодрый <Bodryy> (ex-Пескарь <Peskar`)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 17/5/1902 9/1902 interned by China 4/6/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Бедовый <Bedovyy> (ex-Кета <Keta>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 17/5/1902 10/1902 captured by Japan 28/5/1905 (Satsuki)
Безупречный <Bezuprechnyy> (ex-Палтус <Paltus>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 14/6/1902 late 1902 sunk 28/5/1905
Видный <Vidnyy> (ex-Сиг <Sig>)   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1901 1904 8/1905 interned by Germany 12/4/1918 - 5/1918, stricken 3/1922
Жаркий <Zharkiy>   Nikolayev Admiralty 1902 5/1904 1905 captured by Germany 19/6/1918, to White Army 12/1918, interned by France 29/12/1920
Живой <Zhivoy>   Nikolayev Admiralty 1902 10/4/1903 2/1906 captured by Germany 19/6/1918 (R12), to White Army 12/1918, foundered 15/11/1920
Живучий <Zhivuchiy>   Nikolayev Admiralty 1902 5/1904 1906 sunk 25/4/1916
Жуткий <Zhutkiy>   Nikolayev Admiralty 1902 5/1904 1905 captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Заветный <Zavetnyy>   Naval, Nikolayev 7/1901 late 1901 1903 captured by Germany 1/5/1918
Завидный <Zavidnyy>   Naval, Nikolayev 1902 Spring 1903 late 1903 captured by Germany 1/5/1918 (R13)
Зоркий <Zorkiy>   Naval, Nikolayev 1/1904 10/1904 8/1905 captured by Germany 1/5/1918 (R10), to White Army 10/1920, interned by France 29/12/1920
Звонкий <Zvonkiy>   Naval, Nikolayev 1/1904 11/1904 8/1905 captured by Germany 1/5/1918 (R11), to White Army 9/1919, interned by France 29/12/1920
Лейтенант Пущин <Leytenant Pushchin> (ex-Задорный <Zadornyy>)   Naval, Nikolayev 1/1904 11/1904 8/1907 sunk 9/3/1916
Грозный <Groznyy>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 6/1903 19/7/1904 Autumn 1904 captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Громкий <Gromkiy>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg Summer 1903 Spring 1904 10/1904 scuttled 28/5/1905
Громящий <Gromyashchiy>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1903 1904 1905 interned by Germany 12/4/1918 - 5/1918, stricken 1924

 

Displacement normal, t

427 - 445

Displacement full, t

520 - 530

Length, m

64.0

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

2.39 - 2.54

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Zavetnyy, Zavidnyy, Zorkiy, Zvonkiy, Leytenant Pushchin: VTE, 4 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

5700

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts) 1200(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 5 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 - 381 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 381 TT, 18 mines

Complement

62 - 69

Ship project history: Differed from a prototype by strengthened hull construction, arrangement of superstructures and internal compartments. By the moment of the beginning of WWI they were morally become outdated and had no the big battle value. Rated as torpedo boats, since September, 1907 as destroyers.

Modernizations: 1909, Boykiy, Bravyy, Bodryy, Vidnyy, Gromyashchiy; 1911, Zvonkiy; 1912, Zhivuchiy, Zhutkiy, Zorkiy, Leytenant Pushchin; 1913, Zhivoy, Groznyy; 1914, Zavetnyy, Zavidnyy; 1916, Zharkiy: - 5 x 1 - 47/40, 1 - 381 TT, 2 x 1 - 381 TT; + 1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 6 x 1 - 7.6/94, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service: Burny was wrecked 11/8/1904 off Shangtung beacon (Yellow Sea) and blown up by crew. Buynyy expended all fuel in battle off Tsushima and was sunk by gunfire of cruiser Dmitriy Donskoy 28/5/1905 in 70nm S of Dajelet Island. Bystry 28/5/1905 after Tsushima battle ran aground at Korean Coast and blown up by crew. Blestyashchiy and Gromkiy were badly damaged by Japanese ships 28/5/1905 and scuttled by own crews in Sea of Japan. Bedovy after Tsushima battle 28/5/1905 surrendered to Japanese in Tsushima Strait and was commissioned by IJN as Satsuki. Bezuprechnyy was sunk by Japanese cruiser Chitose 28/5/1905 in Tsushima Strait.

    Boykiy, Grozny and Bodry were captured by Japanese at Vladivostok 30/6/1918, in 1922 destroyed by White Army and never repaired. Bravy was also captured by Japanese at Vladivostok by 30/6/1918 but after liberation by Red Army 25/10/1922 returned to fleet list. Leytenant Pushchin and Zhivuchiy were lost respectively at 9/3/1916 Varna and 25/4/1916 off Sevastopol on mines. Zavetny was scuttled by crew by order of Bolsheviks. Zhivoy was sunk during a storm at Sevastopol 15/11/1920. Zharkiy, Zvonkiy and Zorkiy were withdrawn to Bizerte in November, 1920 and in late 1920s sold for scrap by Soviet Government. Zavidny and Zhutkiy were abandoned by Whites, but never commissioned by Soviet Navy.

Leytenant Pushchin

Bedovyy and Bravyy

Zavetnyy

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