|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comm||Fate|
|Свердлов [Sverdlov]||408||189 Ordzhonikidze Yd, Leningrad||15.10.1949||5.7.1950||15.5.1952||stricken 5.1989|
|Жданов [Zhdanov], 2.1989- КРУ-101 [KRU-101]||419||189 Ordzhonikidze Yd, Leningrad||11.2.1950||27.12.1950||31.12.1952||command cruiser 12.1971, stricken 4.1990|
|Адмирал Ушаков [Admiral Ushakov]||420||196 Yd (Sudomekh), Leningrad||31.8.1950||29.9.1951||8.9.1953||stricken 9.1987|
|Александр Суворов [Aleksandr Suvorov]||436||189 Ordzhonikidze Yd, Leningrad||26.2.1951||15.5.1952||31.12.1953||stricken 12.1989|
|Адмирал Сенявин [Admiral Senyavin]||437||189 Ordzhonikidze Yd, Leningrad||31.10.1951||22.12.1952||30.11.1954||command cruiser 3.1973, stricken 5.1989|
|Дмитрий Пожарский [Dmitriy Pozharskiy]||445||189 Ordzhonikidze Yd, Leningrad||28.2.1952||25.6.1953||31.12.1954||stricken 3.1987|
|Дзержинский [Dzerzhinskiy]||374||444 Marti Yd, Nikolayev||21.12.1948||31.8.1950||18.8.1952||training cruiser 8.1961, stricken 10.1988|
|Адмирал Нахимов [Admiral Nakhimov]||375||444 Marti Yd, Nikolayev||27.6.1950||29.6.1951||27.3.1953||stricken 7.1960|
|Михаил Кутузов [Mikhail Kutuzov]||385||444 Marti Yd, Nikolayev||23.2.1951||29.11.1951||30.12.1954||stricken 8.1998|
|Орджоникидзе [Ordzhonikidze]||600||194 Marti Yd, Leningrad||19.10.1949||17.9.1950||18.8.1952||to Indonesia 1.1963 (Irian)|
|Александр Невский [Aleksandr Nevskiy]||625||194 Marti Yd, Leningrad||30.5.1950||7.6.1951||31.12.1952||stricken 5.1989|
|Адмирал Лазарев [Admiral Lazarev]||626||194 Marti Yd, Leningrad||6.2.1951||29.6.1952||30.12.1953||stricken 10.1986|
|Молотовск [Molotovsk], 8.1957- Октябрьская Революция [Oktyabr'skaya Revoliutsiya]||301||402 Yd, Molotovsk||15.7.1952||25.5.1954||30.11.1954||stricken 9.1987|
|Мурманск [Murmansk]||302||402 Yd, Molotovsk||28.1.1953||24.4.1955||22.9.1955||stricken 7.1992|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
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2 TV-7 geared steam turbines sets, 6 KV-68 boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
belt: 100 - 20, bulkheads: 120 - 100, deck: 50 - 20, turrets: 175, barbettes: 130, CT: 130
Sverdlov, Ordzhonikidze: 4 x 3 - 152/59 MK-5-bis, 6 x 2 - 100/70 SM-5-1, 16 x 2 - 37/70 V-11, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 40 - 132 mines
Dzerzhinskiy, Zhdanov: 4 x 3 - 152/59 MK-5-bis, 6 x 2 - 100/70 SM-5-1, 16 x 2 - 37/70 V-11M, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 40 - 132 mines
Aleksandr Nevskiy, Admiral Nakhimov, Admiral Ushakov, Admiral Lazarev, Aleksandr Suvorov, Molotovsk, Murmansk: 4 x 3 - 152/59 MK-5-bis, 6 x 2 - 100/70 SM-5-1s, 16 x 2 - 37/70 V-11, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 40 - 132 mines
Admiral Senyavin, Dmitriy Pozharskiy, Mikhail Kutuzov: 4 x 3 - 152/59 MK-5-bis, 6 x 2 - 100/70 SM-5-1s, 16 x 2 - 37/70 V-11M, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 40 - 132 mines
Sverdlov, Ordzhonikidze, Dzerzhinskiy, Zhdanov: Rif, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun, 2x Zalp, 2x Yakor', Zaria radars, Tamir-5N sonar
Aleksandr Nevskiy, Admiral Nakhimov, Admiral Ushakov, Admiral Lazarev, Aleksandr Suvorov, Molotovsk, Admiral Senyavin, Dmitriy Pozharskiy, Mikhail Kutuzov: Rif, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun, 2x Zalp, 2x Yakor'-M, Zaria radars, Tamir-5N sonar
Murmansk: Rif, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun, 2x Zalp, 2x Yakor'-M2, Zaria radars, Tamir-5N sonar
These large light cruisers were enlarged versions of the prewar Chapaev (Project 68). They had the same machinery, main armament and side protection, but had much increased fuel capacity and introduced an all-welded hull and a new type of underwater protection (incuding a i: double bottom over 75 per cent of their length, and twenty-three watertight bulkheads). These ships had new fire control radars as well as new types of directors (stabilised SPN-500 for the 100mm guns). Their version of the MK-5 of the Chapaev class; the stabilised German-style 100mm/70 (SM-5-1) secondary mounts were new. The Zenit-68-bis AA fire control system could control both the secondary guns and 37mm light AA guns. The torpedo fire control system employed both optical rangefinders and a dedicated radar (Zarya). The Project 68bis design was formally approved on 27 May 1947, three month before the 68K version to which the Chapaevs were completed. The first three ships were named after Chapaevs abandoned incomplete in 1941: Sverdlov, Ordzhonikidze, Dzerzhinskiy.
On trials Sverdlov made 114000shp=32.69kts and 121700shp=33.04kts. Reportedly the rated endurance of 9000nm was 1600nm above the design figure. Reportedly, too, Sverdlov came out 370t light at 13230t standard.
The postwar ten-year plan originally called for thirty cruisers. One account of the Sverdlov claims that five were dropped in favour of the three Project 82s, but it seems more likely that the five Chapaevs counted as the first five postwar cruisers. At Stalin's death, the class was cut to twenty-one ships. After the first fifteen were laid down, the Soviet Navy ordered the remaining six (none was completed) protected against radioactive fallout as Project 68bis-ZIF. It appears that plans were soon made to convert all these ships to missile units (Protect 75). The early 1956 decision to stop construction presumably followed the October 1955 cancellation of Project 75. When work stopped, Admiral Kornilov was nearly complete, and she alone of the incomplete ships was hulked. In 1959 all the others were ordered broken up by the end of 1961.
In appearance these ships generally resembled the Chapaev, but with their hull plating carried much further aft, with an additional pair of twin 100mm mounts near the bridge, and a taller cap to their second funnels.
Main 100mm belt (3.3m high) protected space between end barbettes and was closed by 120mm fore and 100mm aft bulkheads, there was thin 20mm belt between citadel and ship ends. 50mm flat main deck connected with upper edge of main belt, outside citadel it was 20mm. Steering gear compartment had 100mm sides and 20mm roof. CT had 130mm sides, 100mm roof and 30mm deck, secondary CT had 10mm protection. Main turrets had 175mm faces, 65mm sides, 60mm rears and 75mm roofs. Barbettes were protected by 130mm armour. Secondary turrets had 20mm faces, sides and rears, 10mm roofs and 20mm barbettes.
1953, Dzerzhinskiy: - 2x Yakor' radars; + 2x Yakor'-M radars
1954, Admiral Nakhimov - under project 68E: - 2 x 3 - 152/59, 2 x 2 - 100/70, 2 x 2 - 37/70; + 1 x 1 KSShch SSM (1 KSS)
1954, Dzerzhinskiy: + Korall ECM suite
3/1955, Admiral Nakhimov - under project 68ER: - 1 x 1 KSShch SSM (V-8 launcher) (1 KSS); + 1 x 1 KSShch SSM (V-16 launcher) (1 KSS)
1955, Admiral Nakhimov - under project 67EP: - 1 x 1 KSShch SSM; + 1 x 1 KSShch SSM (V-16E launcher) (4 KSS)
1956, Mikhail Kutuzov; 1957, Dmitriy Pozharskiy, Molotovsk: + P-8 radar
1956, Admiral Senyavin, Dzerzhinskiy, Zhdanov: + Krab ECM suite
1957, Admiral Ushakov; 1961, Dzerzhinskiy: + Krab-11 ECM suite
1957-1976, Admiral Lazarev, Admiral Ushakov, Aleksandr Nevskiy, Aleksandr Suvorov, Dmitriy Pozharskiy, Mikhail Kutuzov, Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya, Sverdlov: + Krab-12 ECM suite
1958-1962, all: - 2 x 5 - 533 TT, Zaria radar
1958, Aleksandr Nevskiy, Dmitriy Pozharskiy: + P-500 Kliver radar
7/1961, Sverdlov: - Rif radar; + Fut-N radar
(10/1957-8/1962), Dzerzhinskiy - under project 70E: - 1 x 3 - 152/59, 8 x 2 - 37/70, 2 x 5 - 533 TT, 2x Zalp, Zaria radars; + 1 x 2 M-2 Volkhov SAM (10 V-750), P-500 Kliver, Fut-N, MR-200 Kaktus, Razliv radars; 12970/16070t, 7.2m draught, 32kts, 7400(17)nm, compl. 1266.
1958-1967, Admiral Senyavin, Dmitriy Pozharskiy, Admiral Ushakov, Aleksandr Suvorov, Murmansk, Sverdlov: + P-10 radar
1966, Sverdlov: - Fut-N radar; + Kil'-U radar
1967, Mikhail Kutuzov; 1969, Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya: - P-8 radar; + Kil'-U, P-10 radars
1969-1970, Admiral Senyavin, Aleksandr Suvorov, Dmitriy Pozharskiy: - P-10 radar; + P-12 Yenisey radar
1969-1970, Admiral Ushakov, Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya, Murmansk, Sverdlov, Mikhail Kutuzov: - P-10 radar
(4/1969-10/1970), Dmitriy Pozharskiy; (10/1966-9/1967), Mikhail Kutuzov: - 4 x 2 - 37/70
(10/1965-11/1971), Zhdanov - under project 68U1: - 1 x 3 - 152/59, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun radars; + 1 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (20 9M33), 4 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230, Kil', Don, 4R-33, 2x MR-104 Rys' radars, Krab-11 ECM suite, Planshet CCS; 14340/17890t, 7.8m draught, 32kts, 5800(17)nm, compl. 1083.
(12/1966-7/1972), Admiral Senyavin - under project 68U2: - 2 x 3 - 152/59, Giuys-2, Rif, 2x Neptun radars; + 1 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (20 9M33), 8 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230, 1 helicopter (Ka-25), Kil'-U, MR-302 Rubka, Don, 4R-33, 4x MR-104 Rys' radars, Krab-11 ECM suite, Planshet CCS; 14350/17890t, 7.8m draught, 32.4kts, 6940(18)nm, compl. 856.
1970s, Admiral Lazarev: - 6 x 2 - 37/70; + P-20 radar
(12/1972-12/1976), Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya; (1973-1979), Aleksandr Suvorov - under project 68A: - 4 x 2 - 37/70, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun radars; + 8 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230, Kil'-U, Don, 4x MR-104 Rys' radars, Machta-P4, Machta-P10 ECM suites; 14600/18090t, 7.8m draught, 32kts, 6450(18.2)nm, compl. 1257
((5/1974-12/1978), Admiral Ushakov - under project 68A: - 4 x 2 - 37/70, Giuys-2, 2x Neptun radars; + 8 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230, Kil'-U, Don, 4x MR-104 Rys' radars, Krab-11, Krab-12 ECM suites; 14600/18090t, 7.8m draught, 32kts, 6450(18.2)nm, compl. 1257
(9/1979-4/1986), Mikhail Kutuzov - under project 68A: - Giuys-2, 2x Zalp, 2x Neptun radars; + 8 x 2 - 30/71 AK-230, Kil'-U, Don, 2x Zalp-M2, 4x MR-104 Rys' radars, Machta-P4, Machta-P10 ECM suites; 14600/18090t, 7.8m draught, 32kts, 6450(18.2)nm, compl. 1257
All were classified as light cruisers and were re-rated in June 1977 as cruisers.