Izyaslav-class destroyer

The Izyaslav class (Russian: Изяслав) were a class of destroyers built for the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy. They were modified versions of the Orfey class built in Russia with the assistance of the French company Augustin Normand. These ships fought in World War I, Russian Civil War, Estonian War of Independence, and World War II.

Class overview
Name: Izyaslav class
Builders: Bocker and Lange, Reval, Estonia
Preceded by: Orfey class
In commission: 1916–1954
Planned: 5
Completed: 3
Cancelled: 2
Lost: 2
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
  • 1,350 long tons (1,370 t)
  • 1,440 long tons (1,460 t) (full load)
Length: 99.1 m (325 ft 2 in)
Beam: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Draught: 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 steam turbines
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Complement: 150


The ships were an enlarged version of previous designs with a longer raised forecastle, and Frahm-type anti-rolling tanks. An extra 100-millimetre (4 in) gun was added and the number of torpedo tubes reduced.


These ships were built by Bocker and Lange in Reval, Estonia. The ships were delayed due to ordering machinery from Switzerland which was embargoed on the outbreak of World War I. New machinery was ordered from Britain.

ship Launched Fate
Avtroil - renamed Lennuk - renamed Almirante Guise 13 January 1915 Captured by the British in 1918, given to the Estonian Navy and sold by the Estonians to Peru, in 1933, scrapped in 1954
Izyaslav - renamed Karl Marx 27 June 1915 Sunk 8 August 1941
Prymyslav - renamed Kalinin 9 August 1915 Sunk 28 August 1941
Bryachislav 1 October 1915 Evacuated to Petrograd but scrapped incomplete 1923
Fedor Stratilat 1915 Evacuated to Petrograd but scrapped incomplete 1923


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