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Warship Class - Orfey - Destroyer

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Warship Class - Orfey - Destroyer
Name Orfey
Country Soviet Union (Details)
Period World War I
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Destroyer
Number Completed 16
First Commisioned 1914
Last Year Active 1956
Other Nations none

History: The Orfey-class destroyers were built for the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. They were modified versions of the earlier destroyer Novik and the Derzky class. These ships were larger, had triple torpedo tubes and an extra 102 mm (4.0 in) gun. One ship, Engels, was fitted with a 305 mm (12 in) recoilless rifle for testing in 1934. Fourteen ships were completed in 1914–1917 and fought in World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The survivors fought in World War II.

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-09-05 19:43:29

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