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Rastoropnyy 1904

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Коршун [Korshun], 3/1902- Послушный [Poslushnyy]   1455 Crichton, Abo 1898 5/1898 7/1900 captured by Finland 13/4/1918 (S3)
Кречет [Krechet], 3/1902- Пылкий [Pylkiy]   1456 Crichton, Abo 1897 1/10/1899 7/1900 oil depot 8/1911
Прочный [Prochnyy] (ex-Ястреб [Yastreb])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino 10/1896 1/10/1898 5/1902 stricken 8/1922
Поражающий [Porazhayushchiy] (ex-Нырок [Nyrok])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino 1896 15/11/1898 5/1902 dispatch vessel 1/1914, interned by Germany 12/4/1918 - 5/1918, torpedo boat 8/1918, stricken 11/1925
Пронзительный [Pronzitelnyy] (ex-Беркут [Berkut])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino 7/1897 29/6/1899 5/1902 stricken 7/1911
Прозорливый [Prozorlivyy] (ex-Гагара [Gagara])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1898 8/7/1899 5/1902 dispatch vessel 9/1914, torpedo boat 1/1916, captured by Finland 13/4/1918 (S2)
Резвый [Rezvyy] (ex-Ворон [Voron])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1899 31/8/1899 5/1902 captured by Finland 13/4/1918 (S4)
Ретивый [Retivyy] (ex-Филин [Filin])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1899 22/6/1900 5/1902 stricken 8/1922
Рьяный [Ryanyy] (ex-Сова [Sova])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg 1899 7/7/1900 5/1902 dispatch vessel 9/1914, torpedo boat 1916, captured by Finland 13/4/1918 (S1)
Подвижный [Podvizhnyy] (ex-Альбатрос [Albatros])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino 10/1899 3/6/1901 5/1902 captured by Finland 13/4/1918 (S5)
Решительный [Reshitelnyy (ex-Кондор [Kondor], ex-Баклан [Baklan])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1900 // 4/1901 26/7/1901 7/1902 captured by Japan 12/8/1904 (暁 [Akatsuki])
Строгий [Strogiy] (ex-Лебедь [Lebed]), 12/1922- Марти [Marti]   1470 Crichton, St. Petersburg 8/1899 2/8/1901 9/1902 captured by Germany 1/5/1918, to White Army 5/1919, to Red Fleet 12/1920 (re-commissioned 7/1923), dispatch vessel 2/1926, stricken 7/1929
Сметливый [Smetlivyy] (ex-Пеликан [Pelikan])   1469 Crichton, St. Petersburg 8/1899 2/8/1901 9/1902 scuttled 18/6/1918
Свирепый [Svirepyy] (ex-Павлин [Pavlin]), 12/1922- Лейтенант Шмидт [Leytenant Shmidt]   1472 Crichton, St. Petersburg 8/1899 7/9/1901 9/1902 captured by Germany 1/5/1918, to White Army 5/1919, to Red Fleet 12/1920 (re-commissioned 7/1921), stricken 4/1927
Стремительный [Stremitelnyy] (ex-Фазан [Fazan])   1471 Crichton, St. Petersburg 8/1899 1/10/1901 9/1902 scuttled 18/6/1918
Сердитый [Serdityy] (ex-Бекас [Bekas])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1901 // 1901 4/11/1901 6/1903 interned by China 1/1/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Смелый [Smelyy] (ex-Горлица [Gorlitsa])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1901 // 1901 10/2/1902 9/1903 interned by China 1/1/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Сторожевой [Storozhevoy] (ex-Грач [Grach])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1901 // 1901 31/3/1902 9/1903 damaged 16/12/1904, scuttled 2/1/1905
Стерегущий [Steregushchiy] (ex-Кулик [Kulik])     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1901 // 1902 22/6/1902 9/1903 sunk 10/3/1904
Разящий [Razyashchiy] (ex-Дрозд [Drozd])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino // Port Arthur Wks 1901 // 1902 10/12/1902 9/1903 scuttled 2/1/1905
Расторопный [Rastoropnyy] (ex-Дятел [Dyatel])     Izhora Wks, Kolpino // Port Arthur Wks 1900 // 3/1902 12/3/1903 11/1903 scuttled 16/11/1904
Сильный [Silnyy]     Izhora Wks, Kolpino // Port Arthur Wks 7/1902 // 1903 21/6/1903 12/1903 scuttled 2/1/1905, to Japan (文月 [Fumizuki])
Скорый [Skoryy]     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 12/1902 // 1903 17/5/1903 12/1903 interned by China 1/1/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918
Страшный [Strashnyy]     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1902 // 1903 1903 3/1904 sunk 13/4/1904
Стройный [Stroynyy]     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1902 // 1903 1903 3/1904 sunk 13/11/1904
Статный [Statnyy]     Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Port Arthur Wks 1902 // 1903 21/11/1903 7/1904 interned by China 2/1/1905 - 11/1905, captured by Japan 30/6/1918


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

250

Displacement full, t305
Length, m

Korshun, Krechet: 60.7

Prochnyy, Pronzitelnyy, Strogiy, Smetlivyy, Svirepyy, Stremitelnyy: 58.1

Porazhayushchiy, Prozorlivyy, Rezvyy, Retivyy, Podvizhnyy: 57.9

Ryanyy: 58.5

Reshitelnyy, Serdityy, Smelyy, Storozhevoy, Steregushchiy, Razyashchiy, Rastoropnyy, Silnyy, Skoryy, Strashnyy, Stroynyy, Statnyy: 61.0

Breadth, m

5.64 - 5.67

Draught, m

2.26 - 2.39

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Korshun, Krechet, Prochnyy, Porazhayushchiy, Pronzitelnyy, Podvizhnyy, Reshitelnyy: 2 VTE, 8 Yarrow boilers

others: 2 VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

26.5 - 27.5

Fuel, t

coal 58 - 80

Endurance, nm(kts)450-660(13)
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 3 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 381 TT

Complement

51 - 58



Standard scale images


<i>Prozorlivyy</i> 1914
Prozorlivyy 1914
<i>Prozorlivyy</i> 1902
Prozorlivyy 1902
<i>Steregushchiy</i> 1904
Steregushchiy 1904
<i>Smetlivyy</i> 1914
Smetlivyy 1914


Graphics


<i>Rastoropnyy</i> 1904
Rastoropnyy 1904
<i>Stroynyy</i>
Stroynyy
<i>Reshitelnyy</i>
Reshitelnyy
<i>Serdityy</i> 1916 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Serdityy 1916 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


Modified Sokol. First serial-built seaworthy torpedo boat destroyers of Russian Navy, intended for service at squadron and operations against enemy`s torpedo boats. To the beginning of WWI they became outdated and made no more than 22-24kts. Rated as torpedo boats.

Modernizations


1909, Porazhayushchiy, Strogiy, Smetlivyy, Svirepyy, Stremitelnyy; 1910, Ryanyy; 1911, Poslushnyy, Prochnyy, Prozorlivyy, Rezvyy, Retivyy, Podvizhnyy; 1912, Serdityy, Smelyy, Skoryy, Statnyy: - 3 x 1 - 47/40, 2 x 1 - 381 TT; + 1 x 1 - 75/48 Canet, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 2 x 1 - 450 TT, 10 mines

1914, Porazhayushchiy, Prozorlivyy, Ryanyy; 1926, Marti: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT

1916, Prozorlivyy, Ryanyy; 1918, Porazhayushchiy: + 2 x 1 - 450 TT

1/1916, Poslushnyy, Prochnyy, Prozorlivyy, Rezvyy, Retivyy, Ryanyy, Podvizhnyy: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear

Naval service


Storozhevoy was torpedoed by Japanese torpedo boat 16/12/1904 at Port Arthur and ran ashore, she was ultimately destroyed by crew 1/1/1905, Razyashchiy and Silnyy 1/1/1905 were scuttled in Port Arthur harbour to avoid capture by Japanese. Steregushchiy was sunk by 4 Japanese torpedo boats in Liao Te Shan Strait 10/3/1904, Strashnyy was sunk by 6 Japanese torpedo boats off Elliot Islands 13/4/1904, Stroynyy was sunk by Russian mine in Port Arthur harbour 13/11/1904. Reshitelny was blown up by crew and abandoned at Chifu (China) 11/8/1904 but stay afloat, captured by Japanese, later repaired and commissioned by IJN as Akatsuki. Rastoropny was scuttled by crew at Chifu 16/11/1904 to avoid capture by Japanese.

Poslushny, Prozorlivy, Rezvy, Ryanyy and Podvizhnyy were captured by Finnish White troops at Helsingfors 13/4/1918 and were commissioned by Finnish Navy. Smetlivy and Stremitelny 18/6/1918 were scuttled by crews in Novorossiysk harbour to avoid capture by British troops; Strogiy and Svirepy were abandoned by Whites at Sevastopol, repaired and commissioned by Red Navy. Serdity, Skory, Statny and Smely were captured by Japanese troops at Vladivostok 30/6/1918, destroyed by Whites in October, 1922, later they were re-captured by Red Army but never repaired.