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Besshumny Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Кит [Kit], 3.1902- Бдительный [Bditelnyy]   657 Schichau, Elbing, Germany 3.1899 30.11.1899 6.1900 scuttled 2.1.1905
Скат [Skat], 3.1902- Беспощадный [Besposhchadnyy]   658 Schichau, Elbing, Germany 3.1899 24.10.1899 7.1900 interned by China 12.8.1904 - 11.1905, captured by Japan 30.6.1918
Дельфин [Delfin], 3.1902- Бесстрашный [Besstrashnyy]   659 Schichau, Elbing, Germany 3.1899 13.8.1900 9.1900 interned by China 12.8.1904 - 11.1905, captured by UK 3.1918, re-captured 2.1920, stricken 6.1924
Касатка [Kasatka], 3.1902- Бесшумный [Besshumnyy]   660 Schichau, Elbing, Germany 1898 17.3.1900 7.1900 interned by China 12.8.1904 - 11.1905, captured by UK 3.1918, re-captured 2.1920, stricken 6.1924


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

350

Displacement full, t445
Length, m

63.5

Breadth, m

7.01

Draught, m

2.72 - 2.87

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Schichau boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts)1500(10)
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 5 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 3 x 1 - 381 TT

Complement

64



Standard scale images


<i>Besshumnyy</i> 1914
Besshumnyy 1914
<i>Besstrashnyy</i> 1904
Besstrashnyy 1904


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<i>Besshumny</i> <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Besshumny Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

Project of Schichau under Russian requirements. Rated as torpedo boats, since September, 1907 as destroyers.

Modernizations

1912, all survived: - 5 x 1 - 47/40, 3 x 1 - 381 TT; + 1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 6 x 1 - 7.6/94, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service

Bditelnyy was scuttled by own crew 2.1.1905 in Port Arthur harbour to avoid capture by Japanese. Besposhchadny was captured by Japanese 30.6.1918 at Vladivostok, later she was destroyed by Whites in 1922 and never repaired. Besshumny and Besstrashny were captured by British troops at Arkhangelsk in March, 1918 but re-captured by Red Army 21.2.1920 and commissioned by Red Navy.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.