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Career (USSR) [2]
Name: Baku
Namesake: Baku
Builder: Dalzavod, Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Laid down: 15 January 1935 as Kiev
Launched: 25 July 1938
Renamed: Sergo Ordzhonikidze, 27 December 1939Baku 25 September 1940
Honours and

awards:

Order of the Red Banner, 6 March 1945
General characteristics
Class and type: Leningrad-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,350 long tons (2,390 t) standard

2,680 long tons (2,720 t) full load

Length: 127.5 m (418 ft 4 in)
Beam: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)
Draught: 4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 3 shaft geared turbines, 3 boilers, 66,000 shp (49,000 kW)
Speed: 40 knots (46 mph; 74 km/h)
Range: 2,100 nmi (3,900 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Complement: 250 (311 wartime)
Sensors and

processing systems:

Arktur hydrophones
Armament:

5 × 1 - 130 mm (5.1 in) B-13 guns 2 × 1 - 76.2 mm (3.00 in) 34-K AAguns 2 × 1 - 45 mm (1.8 in) 21-KAA guns 4 × 2 - 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes 68–115 mines 52 depth charges

Baku (Russian: "Баку") was a Soviet Red Banner destroyer leader of the Leningrad-class (she was reclassfied as a destroyer in 1949). She was built by Dalzavod in Komsomolsk na Amure. The ship was laid down on January 15, 1935 as Kiev (on December 27, 1939 renamed to Sergo Ordzhonikidze and on September 25, 1940 to Baku), launched on July 25, 1938 and attached to the 1st Division of destroyers of the Pacific Fleet. In 1942 Baku was transferred to the Soviet Northern Fleet via the Arctic Ocean.

During World War II Baku travelled over 42,000 miles. On March 6, 1945 her crew was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

[edit] ReferencesEdit

  • Breyer, Siegfried (1992). Soviet Warship Development: Volume 1: 1917-1937. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-604-3.
  • Roger Chesneau, ed. (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. Greenwhich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (Third Revised Edition ed.). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2.
  • Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8.
  • Yakubov, Vladimir; Worth, Richard (2008). Raising the Red Banner: A Pictorial History of Stalin' s Fleet. Gloucestershire, England: Spellmount. ISBN 978-1-86227-450-1.

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