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KAPITAN IZYLMETYEV destroyers (1916-1928)

Kapitan Izylmetyev 1917

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Капитан Изыльметьев <Kapitan Izylmetyev>, 12/1922- Ленин <Lenin>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 10/1913 3/10/1914 7/1916 scuttled 25/6/1941
Лейтенант Ильин <Leytenant Ilyin>, 7/1919- Гарибальди <Garibaldi>, 12/1922- Троцкий <Trotskiy>, 2/1928- Войков <Voykov>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 7/1913 28/11/1914 12/1916 stricken 6/1949
Капитан 1 ранга Миклухо-Маклай <Kapitan 1 ranga Miklukho-Maklay> (ex-Капитан Кингсберген <Kapitan Kingsbergen>), 12/1918- Спартак <Spartak>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 11/1914 27/8/1915 12/1917 captured by UK 26/12/1918 (Estonian Wambola)
Рыков <Rykov> (ex-Капитан Керн <Kapitan Kern>), 2/1937- Валериан Куйбышев <Valerian Kuybyshev> 08 Putilov, St. Petersburg 12/1913 27/8/1915 10/1927 stricken 12/1956
Карл Либкнехт <Karl Libknekht> (ex-Капитан Белли <Kapitan Belli>) 07 Putilov, St. Petersburg 7/1913 23/10/1915 8/1928 stricken 6/1955
Лейтенант Дубасов <Leytenant Dubasov>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 7/1913 26/7/1916 --- suspended late 1916
Капитан Конон Зотов <Kapitan Konon Zotov>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 7/1913 26/7/1916 --- suspended late 1916
Капитан Кроун <Kapitan Kroun>   Putilov, St. Petersburg 11/1914 26/7/1916 --- suspended late 1916

 

Displacement normal, t

1260

Rykov, Karl Libknekht: 1720

Displacement full, t

1450

Rykov, Karl Libknekht: 2020

Length, m

98.0

Breadth, m

9.34

Draught, m

3.90

Rykov, Karl Libknekht: 4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Brown-Boveri steam turbines, 4 Vulkan boilers

Power, h. p.

31500

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 350

Endurance, nm(kts) 1800(16)

Armament

Kapitan Izylmetyev, Kapitan 1 ranga Miklukho-Maklay and incomplete ships: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 80 mines

Leytenant Ilyin: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 Lender, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 80 mines

Rykov, Karl Libknekht: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, 50 mines

Complement

150

Ship project history: Large batch of turbine-driven of Imperial  Russian Navy. Built in several series with foreign technical help and possessed a number inter-subclass differences. Common for all ships were artillery (102mm/60 guns), powerful torpedo side salvo (from 8 to 12 450mm torpedoes in twin-and triple mounts) and, except for a lead ship, twin-shaft turbine machinery and a three-funnel outline profile.
   Novik was built under the project of Putilov plant and was equipped with triple-shaft Curtis-AEG-Vulkan and 6 Vulkan boilers. At the moment of commission she was one of the largest (1260t), well armed (4 102mm guns and 4 twin 450mm TTs) and fastest ships of this type in the world. On trials she shown average 36.3kts speed (maximum 37.3kts) at 41910hp.
    On her construction basis for Black Sea Fleet series of Schastlivy class was projected. They differed by machinery structure (2 shafts and 5 boilers), moderated to 30kts speed and arms structure: 3 102mm guns and 5 twin TTs.
    They, in turn, have formed a basis for project of Baltic Fleet Orfey, Leytenant Ilyin and Gavriil classes. Number of boilers on them was moderated to four, and armament in an ultimate variant included 4 102mm guns and 3 triple TTs. The engineering design was developed with the help of Blohm und Voss and Vulkan. At identical general arrangement, dimensions and appearance destroyers differed with type of turbines and boilers: Orfey class had Curtis-AEG-Vulkan turbines and Normand-Vulkan boilers; Leytenant Ilyin class Brown-Boveri-Parsons turbines and Normand boilers; Gavriil class Curtiss-AEG-Vulkan turbines and Normand boilers. On trials the majority of the ships exceeded 31kts.

Modernizations: 1926, Lenin: - 1 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K, 2 DCR (10), mine stowage decreased to 58.

1934, Voykov: + 2 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 2 DCR (10), mine stowage was decreased to 58.

1941, Lenin, Voykov, Valerian Kuybyshev, Karl Libknekht: - 2 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 4 x 1 - 12.7/79

1942, Valerian Kuybyshev, Karl Libknekht: + 2 DCT (24 DC at all)

1943, Valerian Kuybyshev: - 1 x 1 - 76/28, 1 x 1 - 12.7/79; + 2 x 1 - 45/65 21KM, 2 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

11/1944, Karl Libknekht: - 1 x 1 - 76/28; + 4 x 1 - 37/63 70K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

1945, Voykov: - 1 x 1 - 76/28, 2 x 1 - 45/43; + 4 x 1 - 37/63 70K

1/1946, Voykov: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 4 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 2 DCR (10), 58 mines

1/1946, Valerian Kuybyshev: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 2 x 1 - 45/69 21KM, 2 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 3 x 1 - 12.7/79, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (24), 50 mines

1/1946, Karl Libknekht: 4 x 1 - 102/60, 4 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 6 x 1 - 12.7/79, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (24), 50 mines

Naval service: Spartak ran aground off Develsej bank 26/12/1918 (on approaches to Tallinn), came into British hands. In 1919 British transferred her to Estonian fleet; as Wambola she served in its structure up to 1933, when she was sold to government of Peru. Destroyer served in the Peruvian fleet as Villar till 1955. Kapitan Kroun, Leytenant Dubasov, Kapitan Konon Zotov in view of bad technical condition were broken up after the termination of Civil war.

   Lenin on the night of 24/6/1941 was blown up at Libava (Latvia).

Spartak as Estonian Wambola

Karl Libknekht 1945

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