Russian Navy – Destroyers


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Udaloy class / Project 1155 Fregat LOA 535′ / 163.1 m TDISP 7,500 tons (12, 1 modified Udaloy II, 8 active, 3 in refit)

Udaloy profile ALL HANDS JAN 1987 p45
Profile US Navy, public domain, from All Hands Magazine Jan. 1987 edition p45.

Udaloy class DD Severomorsk 2019

RFS Admiral Panteleyev Udaloy Class 2012 Pearl Harbor US Navy 617425 Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Furey

Udaloy and Sovremenny class DDs Vladivostok 2018Udaloy II variant / Project 1155.1 Fregat II  (some earlier ships may be upgraded to II standard) – Admiral Chabanenko (1999)Admiral Chabanenko Udaloy 2019 Murmansk

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andre Rhoden

Sovremenny class / Project 956 Sarych LOA 512′ / 156.1 m TDISP 8,500 tons (22, 2 active)

Sovremenny profile ALL HANDS FEB 1987 p42
Profile US Navy, public domain, from All Hands Magazine Feb. 1987 edition p42.
RFS Nastoychivy Sovremenny class destroyer 2005 participating in Baltic Ops NARA 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-00069 CDR Jamie Morrison, USN

sovremenny class destroyer Vilkovo 2019Sovremenny class Severomorsk 2019

Sovremennyy class destroyer BYSTRIY 1993 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-94-01267

Burny (1988 – long refit since 2007 at Vladivostok) Burny Sovremenny class DDG refit Vladivostok 2019

Bespokoynyy (1991 – 2018) Museum Ship in KronstadtBespokoynyy Museum ship Kronstadt 2019

[Detail of] overhead view of the Sovremenny class destroyer Stoykiy underway, 1987. Victor12 [Public domain] Originally US Navy DN-SC-88-03141
Bezboyaznennyy (1990-2016). Pacific Fleet, in reserve since 1999. Laid up at Fokino, it was scrapped near Nakhodka, 2020.Bezboyaznennyy Nakhodka scrapping 2020

sovremenny class destroyers Severomorsk 2018
These two destroyers in Severomorsk are currently being dismantled. Based on decommissioning of Northern Fleet units, these are likely Gremyashchiy (1991 – 2006) and Rastoropnyy (1989 – 2012).

sovremenny class destroyers Severomorsk 2019

Sovremenny class hulk near Fokino 2002
Sovremenny class hulk being dismantled near Fokino. Based on Pacific Fleet destroyers, this is likely Osmotritelnyy (1984 – 1998).

Kashin class / Project 61 LOA 472′ / 143.9 m  TDISP 4,400 tons (20, all retired, 5 modified examples were transferred to India. 3 of these may remain in service)

Kashin profile ALL HANDS APR 1987 p45
Profile US Navy, public domain, from All Hands Magazine Apr. 1987 edition p45.
A Kashin class destroyer passing near USS Coral Sea in 1980 NARA DNSC8511137

Smetlivy (1969-2020) – at time of decommissioning in Aug. 2020, was the oldest active destroyer in the World. Intended to become a museum ship.

Smetlivy Kashin Class DD Sevastopol 2017Kashin Class Destroyer Sevastopol 2017

ORP Warszawa 271 (Polish Navy service 1988-2003) formerly Soviet Smelyi (1969-1988) scrapped at Gdansk 2005.

ORP Warszawa_II_TW_6-91
ORP Warszawa, ca 1991. Credit: I. Sobieszczuk, from Technika Wojskowa 6/91 ISSN 0867-5635 Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ORP Warszawa Kashin class Gdynia poland 2005

Kanin Class / Project 57A Gnevny LOA 456′ / 139 m TDISP 4,500 tons (8 all retired and scrapped, 1 uncompleted hull)

A starboard view of the Soviet Kanin class destroyer 639 underway, 1983. NARA: USN 330-CFD-DN-ST-84-01633 (PH2 D. Beech)

Khrabryy (cancelled 1963, completed 6 years later as power generation barge) derelict at Bukhta Bezymyannaya, near Vladivostok.Khrabryy wreck Kanin class DD Bukhta Bezymyannaya

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