This Novik-class destroyer was laid down in 1913 and launched in 1915, but because of the Revolution and Civil War construction was hold and continued only in 1924. The ship was completed in 1927 and was named after Russian revolutonary, commander and politician. The ship became the part of the Soviet Northern Fleet. During WWII she provided Red Army units with coastal support and escorted convoys. After the war the destroyer became the test ship for a new equipment. She participated in the nuclear test near Novaya Zemlya in 1955 and survived. Scrapped in 1957.
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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