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Light Cruisers
Project 68K

NATO: Chapayev Class


Completed

5 units


Ships

Project 68K

Name
Yard ¹
Laid Down
Launched
Commissioned
Note
Baltic Shipyard ¹189 named after S. Ordzhonikidze, Leningrad – 2 units
Chapayev
¹305
8.10.1939
28.04.1941
16.05.1950
from 29.10.1960 - PKZ-25
Chkalov
¹306
30.09.1939
25.10.1947
25.10.1950
from 29.10.1958 - Komsomolets
Shipyard ¹194 named after A. Marti, Leningrad – 1 unit
Zheleznyakov
¹545
31.10.1939
25.06.1941
19.04.1950
 
Shipyard ¹200 named after 61 kommunara, Nikolaev (from 1945 Shipyard ¹445 named after 61 kommunara) – 1 unit
Kuybyshev
¹1088
31.08.1939
31.01.1941
20.04.1950
 
Shipyard ¹198 named after A. Marti, Nikolaev (from 1945 Shipyard ¹444 named after A. Marti) – 1 unit
Frunze
¹356
29.08.1939
30.12.1940
19.12.1950
 

General characteristics - Project 68K

Displacement (tons):
Standard:

11450

Full load:14138
Dimensions (m):
Length:199
Beam:18,73
Draft:6,93
Speed (knots):32,8
Range:6360 nmi (18 knots), 1445 nmi (32,8 knots)
Autonomy (days):30
Propulsion:2X55000 hp TV-7 GTZA, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 4x300 kW turbine-type genrators
Armament:4x3 152 mm MK-5 (2100 rounds) – «Molniya AC-68» with 2 radars «Redan-2» fire control system
4x2 100 mm SM-5-1 (2400 rounds) – «Zenit-68K» with 2 radars «Vympel-2» fire control system
14x2 37 mm V-11 (14400 rounds)
60 KB or AGSB or RM-1 mines or 78 KB-3 mines or 48 KDM-1000 mines or 90 Type 1931 mines or 88 Type 1926 mines or 146 Type 1908 mines
Electronics: «Rif» surface search radar, «Gyuys-1M4» air search radar, «Neptun» navigation radar, «Fakel-MZ»-«Fakel-MO» IFF, «Tamir-5N» sonar
Complement:1184

Schematics

Light Cruiser - Project 68K
Light Cruiser - Project 68K


Modernizations

On Zheleznyakov in 1957-61 2x2 37 mm V-11 were removed, and added 4?x1 45 mm 21KM
On Chapaev, Chkalov in 1962 were added P-10 air search radar
On Zheleznyakov, Kuybyshev was added «Fut-N» air/surface search radar
On Zheleznyakov in 1972 «Neptun» navigation radar was replaced by 2 «Don» navigation radars
On Zheleznyakov 2 «Redan-2» radars were replaced by 2 «Zalp» radars
On Zheleznyakov 2 «Vympel-2» radars were replaced by 2 «Yakor» radars
Floating barracks: PKZ-25 (Chapayev) 6.02.1960
Non-realized updatings of the project: Priject 68S - Chkalov with Germany middle-caliber guns


Fleets

Baltic Fleet: Zheleznyakov (from 30.07.1951 Northern Fleet, from 7.08.1968 Baltic Fleet), Chapayev (from 30.07.1951 Nothern Fleet), Chkalov
Black Sea Fleet: Kuybyshev, Frunze


Hull Numbers

Zheleznyakov: 08, 28, 105, 169, 163(1957), 263?(1959), 952(1959), 160(1961), 330, 852, 865, 101(1967), 805(1967), 861(1967), 297(1972), 892(1973), 885(1974)
Kuybyshev: 10(1953), 35, 43(1957), 508, 623(1959), 141(1964)
Frunze: 12(1953), 96, 20(1956), 44(1957), 21(1958), 775(1959), 572, 623
Chapayev: 10, 28, 37, 51, 101, 204, 267?
Chkalov: 43(1954), 263(1962), 105(1963), 692(Komsomolets), 882(1969), 805(11.1970), 861(1972), 892, 887(1973), 862(1975), 150(1978)


Decommissioned

1960 – Frunze (6.02)
1963 – Chapayev (12.04, was flooded as a basis for pier near Minkino)
1965 – Kuybyshev (24.04)
1975 – Zheleznyakov (21.10)
1979 – Chkalov (27.09)


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