Skoryy class were the first destroyers built for the Soviet Navy after World War
II. The Soviet designation was Project 30bis. The ships were derived from the
Project 30 Ognevoy-class destroyer, but were slightly larger with better sea-keeping
and significantly increased endurance. These ships were longitudinally framed
and completely welded. The ships were built in 101 modular pre-fabricated sections
which led to rapid building times.
Their general design also remained very
classical, with benches of torpedo tubes distributed between the two chimneys
and the quarter deck, a more modern double turret artillery, and a powerful AA
battery, according to the standards imposed in 1944-45. The machinery and main
armament was essentially identical to those of the Ognevoy class destroyers but
the boilers employed forced draught for increased power.
The ships were
modernised in the 1950s with new anti-aircraft guns and anti-submarine mortars
and updated sensors (new radar and sonar). One bank of torpedo tubes were removed
and extra accommodation (deckhouses) added.
In total 70 ships seems to
have been built between 1949 and 1953. This was the largest operational Soviet
destroyer class ever, answering the Gearing class. These ships served on the four
fleets (Baltic, Arctic, Black Sea and Far East) until the end of the Cold War.
Bezukorizenny 22 June 1951 is enlisted in the lists of the ships of the Soviet
Fleet. Laid down on 29 July 1951 at the Shipyard named after 61 kommunara, Nikolaev
(yard No.1116), launched
on 31 January 1952, commissioned on 30 September
1952 and 19 October 1952 was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
18 July 1960
the ship transferred to Northern Fleet.
Then - CL-78 target-ship, from
03 October 1961 - PBO-31, from 27 June 1964 - PKZ-32 floating barrack.
January 1967 the ship was excluded from the lists of the Northern Fleet and scrapped.
| Displacement (tons):|
3500 nmi (14,9 knots), 2900 nmi (18,4 knots), 1000 nmi (35 knots), 900 nmi (35,5
hp TV-6 GTZA, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2x150 kW turbine-type generators, 2x75
kW diesel-generators |
2x2 130 mm B-2LM (600 rounds) - Redan radar
1x2 85 mm 92K (600 rounds)
- MPUAZO Soyuz-30bis with Vympel-2 radar
4x2 37 mm V-11 – 8000 rounds
2x5 533 mm PTA-53-30bis torpedo tubes (10 torpedoes) - Mina-30bis with radar Redan-4
fire control system
50 BB-1 depth-charges
52 KB- Krab mines
or 60 M-26 mines
Gyuys-1M air search radar, Rif-1 surface search radar, Rym-1 navigation radar,
Fakel IFF, Tamir-5N sonar