Soviet Destroyers of World War II

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The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical assistance, and antiquated warships from the Tsarist era that were modernised for the conflict.

Some Soviet naval vessels saw limited involvement in the war against Finland in 1939–1940, but the main action occurred after the German invasion, when these destroyers escorted convoys, fought battles against other destroyers and the deadly threat posed by attacking aircraft, and provided fire support for Soviet troops. From the Gnevny class of the pre-war period to the specialist destroyer leaders of the Leningrad class and the unique Tashkent, Soviet Destroyers of World War II is a detailed guide to the often forgotten destroyers of the Soviet Navy .

Table of Contents

Soviet naval strategy and the role of the destroyer and destroyer escort
Former Tsarist destroyers of the Novik class
Soviet destroyer escorts of the Uragan class
Soviet flotilla leaders: Leningrad class and flotilla leader Tashkent
Other Soviet destroyers
Analysis and conclusion

Product details

Published Mar 22 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472822550
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 256
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Alexander Hill

Alexander Hill is an associate professor in milita…


Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born…


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