Gremyashchiy - Soviet destroyer project 7 is the most famous warship awarded the title "guards".
It had been laid down by 23 July 1936 at the factory number 190 in Leningrad. It was launched on 12 August 1937, and commissioned by 28 August 1939 year.
Soviet destroyer which was built in 30-ies.,differed in Second World War of 1941-45 (a vessel of 1860 tonsdisplacement, his speed about 70.4 km / h - 38 knots. It was armed by: 4 guns 130 mm, 2-16-mm, 4 mm-37-1-20-mm; 8 machine-guns, 2 three-pipes torpedo tubes, 60 mines.The crew consisted of 210 people.). In 1939 it was transferred from the Baltic Fleet to the Northern Fleet. During World War II Gremyashchiy provided the sea line-communications, escorted convoys, supported land forces by artillery fire. "Gremyashchiy"s" crew hited 14 and damaged more than 20 aircraft and enemy"s submarine. On March 1, 1943 Gremyashchiy was awarded the title "Guard ship".
After the war he ended the service. The name "Gremyashchiy" was given the new Soviet rocket ship.