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“URAGAN” ["Hurricane"] type (pr. 2, 4 and 39)

The GUARD SHIPS (TFR) of “URAGAN” ["Hurricane"] type (pr. 2, 4 and 39) were the first-born of the Soviet surface shipbuilding. , were built according to three projects, which slightly differed in their performance characteristics, in Leningrad at the A.A. Zhdanov plant (now OJSC Severnaya Verf shipyard) and in Nikolaev at the plant named after Marty (now the Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant) from 1927 to 1938. (18 units). Ships took an active part in the Great Patriotic War. With these watchdogs began the revival of domestic shipbuilding, which was almost completely destroyed during the Civil War and devastation. For their "stormy" names, TFRs of the "Hurricane" type received the playful nickname of "bad weather ships." Created in the framework of the first Stalinist shipbuilding program of 1926-1931, these watchdogs were intended to protect battleships from attacks by enemy submarines and torpedo boats, as well as for patrol and reconnaissance services, escort escorts and the setting of minefields. But during the years of the Soviet-Finnish, World War II and Soviet-Japanese wars, “hurricanes” were also used as escort destroyers,



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