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Soviet destroyer Bezzhalostny (1950)
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A Skory-class destroyer of Indonesian Navy c. 1960s
Career (Soviet Union)
Name:
  • Bezzhalostny
  • (Безжалостный)
Namesake: Ruthless in Russian
Builder: Mykolayiv Shipyard
Laid down: 12 July 1950
Launched: 30 December 1950
Commissioned: 6 July 1951
Decommissioned: 9 May 1964
Career (Indonesia)
Name: Brawidjaja
Namesake: Prabu Brawijaya, King of Majapahit
Commissioned: 1964
Decommissioned: 1973
Identification: Pennant number: 307
General characteristics
Class & type: Skory-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,316 long tons (2,353 t) standard
  • 3,066 long tons (3,115 t) full load
Length: 120.5 m (395 ft 4 in)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
Propulsion:
  • 3 × boilers 60,000 shp (44,742 kW)
  • 2 × shafts
Speed: 36.5 knots (67.6 km/h; 42.0 mph)
Range: 4,080 nautical miles (7,556 km; 4,695 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 286
Sensors and
processing systems:
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  • Bezzhalostny was a Skory-class destroyer of the Soviet Navy which later transferred to the Indonesian Navy and renamed RI Brawidjaja (307).[1]

    Development

    The development of the first post-war destroyer project based on the previous project 30 was entrusted to the TsKB-17 team. The composition of the armament was finally specified on November 28, 1945. The technical design materials and working drawings were developed under the leadership of the chief designer A. L. Fisher (deputies G. D. Agul, K. A. Maslennikov) in the new, recreated, TsKB-53. The technical design was approved by the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 149-95 of January 28, 1947.[2]

    The lead ship of this project was accepted into the USSR Navy on December 21, 1949, on the occasion of J.V. Stalin's birthday. Engineer-Lieutenant Colonel A.T.[2]

    Construction and career

    The ship was built at Mykolayiv Shipyard in Nikolaev and was launched on 30 December 1950 and commissioned into the Black Sea Fleet on 6 July 1951.[3]

    She was decommissioned on 9 May 1964 and sold to the Indonesian Navy. She was renamed RI Brawidjaja (307). She was again retired from service in 1973.

    References

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