Fidonisy Type, also known as the Kerch class, were a group of eight destroyers
built for the Black Sea Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy during World War I.
They participated in World War I, the Russian Civil War, and World War II.
early 1914, several months before the beginning of World War I, the construction
of a third series of eight destroyers based on Novik for the Black Sea Fleet was
proposed by the Naval Ministry in response to a perceived strengthening of the
Ottoman Navy. The Fidonisy Type ships were designed as an improved version of
the Derzky class destroyers with an additional 102-mm gun.
15 July 1915 is enlisted in the lists of the ships of the Imperial Black Sea Fleet.
Laid down in 1915 at the Russud Shipyard, Nikolaev, launched on 27 March 1917.
halted after the Russian Revolution and on 17 March 1918 the shipyard was captured
by German troops, followed by the Ukrainian People's Army and the White Armed
Forces of South Russia. When a White commission examined her, they deemed her
93% complete, as piping, armament, and torpedo tubes had not yet been installed.
In January 1920, as the Red Army approached Nikolayev, the unfinished destroyer
was towed to Odessa and then to Sevastopol. Its armament was never installed nor
did it enter service. On 14 November 1920 she was towed from Crimea with Wrangel's
fleet during the White evacuation of the peninsula. After landing evacuees in
Istanbul, she was again towed to Bizerte, Tunisia, where she was interned by the
French on 29 December. The Whites sold her for scrap in 1923. Following the French
recognition of the Soviet Union, her Imperial Russian naval jack was lowered and
the crew left the destroyer on 29 October 1924 when the French declared her to
be Soviet property. Due to the state of Franco-Soviet relations, however, the
ship was never returned to the Soviet Union and in the late 1920s the Soviet scrapmetal
trust Rudmetallorg sold the hulk to a French firm for scrapping. Tserigo rusted
in Bizerte until 1934, when she was scrapped in place by a French company.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Full load:||1580 |
Thornycroft boilers, 2 steam turbines, 29000 shp (22000 kW), 2 shafts|
|Armament:||4x1 102-mm guns|
40-mm Vickers AA guns
4x1 7,62-mm machine guns
4x3 450-mm torpedo tubes