Lieutenant Pushchin

Bulgaria,Black Sea

The Russian steam powered torpedo boat Zadornyy ( Задорный ) was built by the Naval wharf in Nikolayev in Russia and was launched in November 1904. She entered service three years later in the Imperial Black Sea fleet and was renamed to Lieutenant Pushchin. In 1910 to 1912 she was modernized with a new engine and improved weapons. After the outbreak of world war one and the Turkish joining the Central Powers in 1915, she came in contact with the former German battlecruiser SMS Goeben, now named Yavuz Sultan Selim under Turkish flag and was severely damaged. After repairs she was used as support for the Russian troops at the Caucasian and Bulgarian front. Outside Varna 9.March 1916 she hit a mine that broke her in two and she quickly sank. The wreck was found on a depth of 35 meter right outside Varna.

Former names:
Lieutenant Pushchin
Zadornyy ( Задорный )
64,0 x 6,4 x 2,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
427 displ
Nikolayev ( RU ) 1904
Sevastapol ( RU  )

Picture: Torpedo boat Pushchin
Courtesy of Pu Ru

Last updated: June 2017