KANIN class

The eight Kanin class ASW destroyers were originally designed as “rocket carriers” of the Krupny class and were the first guided missile destroyers of the Red Fleet. The main role was the anti-ship fighting and they carried two SS-N-1 Scrubber anti-ship missile launchers. They were located one forward and one aft, and the armament was completed with four quadruple 57mm AA gun mountings. When the SS-N-1 missile was outdated in the mid-1960s, it was decided to convert this destroyers to anti-submarine role. Works were carried out between 1968 and 1977 in the Zhdanov and Komsomolsk shipyards. After conversion, the SS-N-1 launchers were replaced by a SA-N-1 “Goa” SAM missile launcher at stern and by a RBU-6000 ASW mortar in the bow. In addition, two more RBU-6000 ASW mortars were added to the sides of the mast tower and the 533mm triple torpedo mountings became quintuplets. Regarding the 57mm guns, only the two bow assemblies were maintained. The bridge was enlarged, and the ship’s electronics were improved, installing a MF-type bow sonar among other devices. A helicopter pad was installed to operate a Ka-25 Hormone, but without maintenance facilities. The eight vessels were decommissioned between 1987 and 1993.

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Country of origin

Soviet Union


Zhdanov and Komsomolsk shipyards


Guided missile destroyer

Entered service




Displacement, (full load)

4,700 tonnes

Dimensions (length x beam x draught)

126.10 x 12.70 x 4.20 meters


4 boilers – 2 shaft geared steam turbines

Power, (total)

72,000 shp

Shafts - Screws

2 shafts – 2 screws


34.5 knots (64 km/h)

AA guns

Originally: 4 x 57mm quad mounts – Rebuilt; 2 x 57mm quad mounts + 4 x 30mm AK.230 twin guns


Originally: 2 x triple 533mm torpedo tubes – Rebuilt: 2 x quintuple 533mm torpedo tubes

ASW armament

Originally: 2 x RBU.2500 rocket launchers – Rebuilt: 3 x RBU.6000 rocket launchers

SAM launcher

Rebuilt: 1 x twin SA.N.1 "Goa" misile launcher with 32 Missiles

SSM launcher

Originally: 2 x single SS.N.1 "Scrubber" anti-ship missile launchers with 12 missiles


8 ships: Boiky – Derzky – Gnevny – Gordy – Gremyashchy – Uporny – Zhguchy – Zorky