Kanin class destroyer
|Preceded by:||Kildin class destroyer|
|Succeeded by:||Kashin class destroyer|
|Displacement:||as built 3,500 long tons (3,556 t) standard, 4,192 long tons (4,259 t) full load, as modenised 3,700 long tons (3,759 t) standard, 4,500 long tons (4,572 t) full load|
|Installed power:||72,000 hp|
|Propulsion:||2× shaft geared steam turbines, 4 boilers,|
|Speed:||as built 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h; 39.7 mph)|
|Sensors and |
Radar: Angara/Head Net (air search),Zalp-Shch (missile guidance) Neptun (surface) |
Sonar: Pegas-2, replaced by Titan-2
|Aviation facilities:||helicopter pad|
The Kanin class destroyers were warships of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. The Soviet designation was Project 57A Gnevny (not to be confused with the World War 2 era Project 7). These ships were the first Soviet guided missile destroyers and were initially designated Project 57bis (or 57b) and known to NATO as the Krupny class. Their primary mission was anti-surface warfare using the SS-N-1 anti-ship missile
The hull was scaled up from the Kotlin class (project 56) destroyers, and the machinery was the same as those ships, except that remote control stations were installed and electrical generating capacity was increased. The superstructure was made of steel rather than the aluminium/ magnesum alloy of the Kotlin class ships and accommodation was significantly improved
There were two missile launchers at each end, 12 reload missiles were carried. They had limited self-defence weaponry and their main weapon, the SSN-1 was soon obsolescent.
The limitations of the SS-N-1 Missile were clear by 1965 and the Soviet navy decided to convert the ships to a more general purpose / ASW role. The ships were called the Kanin Class by NATO. According to Conway's the modernisation proved very expensive and appeared to have deterred the Soviets from any further comprehensive rebuilding of older ships.
|Gremyashchiy (Гремящий – Thunderous)||Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad||25 February 1958||30 April 1959||30 June 1960||Northern Fleet||Decommissioned 1988|
|Zhguchiy (Жгучий – Burning)||Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad||23 June 1958||14 October 1959||23 December 1960||Northern Fleet||Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad|
|Zorkiy (Зоркий – Observant)||Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad||17 April 1959||30 April 1960||30 September 1961||Baltic Fleet||Decommissioned 1993|
|Derzkiy (Дерзкий – Impertinent)||Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad||10 October 1959||4/2/60||30 December 1961||Northern Fleet||Decommissioned 1990|
|Gnevnyy (Гневный – Wrathful)||Shipyard named after 61 Communards (North Nikolayev Shipyard), Mikolaiv||17 December 1957||30 November 1958||10/1/60||Black Sea Fleet (Pacific Fleet from 1970)||Decommissioned 1988|
|Upornyy (Упорный – Persistent)||Shipyard named after 61 Communards (North Nikolayev Shipyard), Mikolaiv||9/4/58||14 October 1959||3/12/60||Pacific Fleet||Decommissioned 1993|
|Boykiy (Бойкий – Brisk)||Shipyard named after 61 Communards (North Nikolayev Shipyard), Mikolaiv||2/4/59||15 December 1960||16 June 1961||Black Sea Fleet||Decommissioned 1988|
|Gordyy (Гордый – Proud)||Komsomolsk on Amur shipyard||May 1959||15 December 1960||6/2/61||Pacific Fleet||Decommissioned 1987|
|Khrabryy (Храбрый – Brave)||1959||1961||cancelled||n/a||completed as a stationary power generation ship "ЭНС-73" in 1969|
- Last link =, Robert (ed.); Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.
- "Project 57 Krupnyy Project 57A Kanin". Federation of American Scientists. 7 September 2000. http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/57PLO.htm. Retrieved 2008-01 -27.
- Page from Navycollection in Russian Language
- Page fro Atrina in Russian Language
- (English) All Russian Kanin Class Destroyers – Complete Ship List
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