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SCHASTLIVYY destroyers (1915)

Gromkiy 1917

Frunze 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Счастливый <Schastlivyy>   Putilov, St. Petersburg // Vaddon, Kherson 10/1913 // early 1914 29/3/1914 5/1915 captured by Germany 1/5/1918 (R01)
Быстрый <Bystryy>, 2/1925- Фрунзе <Frunze>   Metal Wks, Kolpino // Vaddon, Kherson 10/1913 // early 1914 7/6/1914 5/1915 captured by Germany 1/5/1918 (R02), re-captured by Red Army 29/4/1919, captured by White Army 24/6/1919, abandoned 11/1920, re-commissioned by Red Fleet 12/1927, sunk 21/9/1941
Громкий <Gromkiy>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Nikolayev Admiralty 11/1912 // 10/1913 18/12/1913 5/1915 scuttled 17/6/1918
Пылкий <Pylkiy>   Metal Wks, Kolpino // Vaddon, Kherson 10/1913 // late 1913 28/7/1914 6/1915 captured by Germany 19/6/1918, to White Army 10/1920, interned by France 29/12/1920
Поспешный <Pospeshnyy>   Nevskiy Wks, St. Petersburg // Nikolayev Admiralty 11/1912 // 7/1913 4/4/1914 9/1915 captured by Germany 19/6/1918, to White Army 11/1918, interned by France 29/12/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

1110

Displacement full, t

1450

Length, m

98.0

Breadth, m

9.30

Draught, m

3.41

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Schastlivyy, Gromkiy, Pospeshnyy: AEG steam turbines, 5 Vulkan boilers

Bystryy, Pylkiy: Brown-Boveri steam turbines, 5 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

23000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

oil 390

Endurance, nm(kts) 1800(16)

Armament

3 x 1 - 102/60, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94, 5 x 2 - 450 TT, 80 mines

Complement

112

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.

Modernizations: 1916, all: + 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss AA, 2 x 1 - 7.6/94

1927, Frunze: - 5 x 2 - 450 TT, 4 x 1 - 7.6/94; + 1 x 1 - 102/60, 1 x 1 - 76/28 8K, 3 x 3 - 450 TT, 2 DCR (16), mine stowage decreased to 40.

1940, Frunze: + 1 x 1 - 45/43 21K, 2 x 1 - 12.7/79

Naval service: Gromkiy was scuttled 17/6/1918 at Novorossiysk by order of Bolsheviks. Schastlivy, Pylkiy and Pospeshny in 1919 were withdrawn abroad. Schastlivy sank under tow in Aegean sea, remaining ships were returned to the Whites and in November, 1920 were withdrawn to Bizerte where they were BU. Damaged Bystry has been abandoned at Sevastopol; after the Civil war she was commissioned by Soviet Navy.

   Frunze 21/9/1941 was sunk by German aircraft at Tendra plait (Crimea)

Pospeshnyy

Gromkiy 1916

Frunze

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