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Artem Class, Russian Destroyers


Photograph of Artem class destroyer

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Specifications:


Tonnage

1440 tons standard displacement

Dimensions

312'6" by 30'6" by 10'6"
95.25mm by 9.30m by 3.20m

Maximum speed     

24 knots

Complement

160

Armament

4x1 4"/60 guns
4x1 37mm/73 guns
4x1 12.7mm/79 machine guns
4x1 7.6mm/94 machine guns
3x3 18" torpedo tubes
2 depth charge rails (10 depth charges)
58 mines
Machinery
2-shaft geared turbine (30,500 shp)
4 boilers

Bunkerage

500 tons fuel oil

Range

2800 nautical miles (4500 km) at 15 knots

The Artems were obsolete destroyers of German design. It seems likely that Stalin participated in the Russian seizure of the Kuriles following Japan's acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration.

The specifications given above are for August 1945.


Units in the Pacific:

Stalin       Far East Flotilla


References

Gogin (2010; accessed 2013-2-18)

Whitley (1995)



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