The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a
mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical
assistance, and antiquated warships from the Tsarist era that
were modernized for the conflict.
Some Soviet naval vessels saw limited involvement in the war
against Finland in 1939–1940, but the main action occurred after
the German invasion, when these destroyers escorted convoys,
fought battles against... more...