Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet M57-class guided missile destroyer Strogiy underway on October 1st 1985.

The M-57 class destroyers are a group of guided missile destroyers built for the Soviet Navy in the 1960s and early 1970s. Their Soviet designation was Project 61.

In the USSR they were officially classified as "guard ships" (storozhevoi korabl - SKR), then "large ASW ships" (BPK) or "large missile ships" (BRK), but in the rest of world they are commonly regarded as missile destroyers due to their size and armament. They were the first Soviet purpose-built anti-air warfare ships and the first to carry an ASW helicopter.

The M-57 class destroyers OTL equivalents are the Kashin class destroyers.


  • Type: Destroyer
  • Entered Service: 1964-2003
  • Crew: 266-320
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 472 feet (143.87 meters)
    • Beam: 52 feet (15.85 meters)
    • Draft: 15 feet (4.572 meters)
    • Displacement: 3,400 tons (Standard); 4,390 tons (Full Load)
  • Propulsion: 2 x COGAG; 2 shafts, 4 x M8E gas turbines; 72,000 hp (88 MW)
  • Speed: 33 Knots (61.17 Kilometers/Hour; 37.98 Miles/Hour)
  • Armament
    • 2 x double barreled 76 mm AK-726 guns,
    • 2 x twin launchers (Allied Pact reporting name: SA-N-1 Goa), Navalised version of the Isayev S-125 (SA-3 Goa) system, 32 missiles
    • 1×5 533 mm torpedo tubes
    • 2 x twelve barrel RBU-6000 ASW rocket launchers
    • 2 x six barrel RBU-1000 ASW rocket launchers

Unit RunEdit

Soviet NavyEdit

Project 61Edit

  • SVK Komsomolets Ukrainy
  • SVK Soobrazitelny
  • SVK Provorny
  • SVK Obraztsovy
  • SVK Odarenny
  • SVK Otvazhny
  • SVK Steregushchy
  • SVK Krasny Kavkaz
  • SVK Reshitelny
  • SVK Strogiy
  • SVK Smetlivy
  • SVK Krasny Krym
  • SVK Sposobny
  • SVK Skory

Project 61MEdit

  • SVK Ognevoy
  • SVK Slavny
  • SVK Stroyny
  • SVK Smyshleny
  • SVK Smely
  • SVK Sderzhanny

Arabian NavyEdit

  • Al Jawf
  • Shaqra
  • Khalid
  • Tariq

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