Introduction Soviet naval strategy and the role of the destroyer and destroyer escort Former Tsarist destroyers of the Novik class Soviet destroyer escorts of the Uragan class Soviet flotilla leaders: Leningrad class and flotilla leader Tashkent Other Soviet destroyers Analysis and conclusion Bibliography
An authoritative concise study of the Soviet destroyers that fought in World War II, from modernised ex-Tsarist warships to the Type 7, the modern backbone of the fleet. It will have strong appeal to the many naval enthusiasts of World War II, and those interested in the little-known warships of Soviet Russia, as well as modellers and wargamers.
Alexander Hill is an associate professor in military history at the University of Calgary in Canada, and specializes in Soviet military history from 1917 to 1945. He has published a range of books and articles that cover not only the Red Army at war but also the Soviet navy and Soviet partisan movement.
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