Don-class submarine tender

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Fyodor Vidyaev
Class overview
Builders: Nikolayev Shipyard
Operators: Soviet Navy, Indonesian Navy
Succeeded by: Ugra-class submarine tender
Built: 1958-61
In commission: 1961-89?
Completed: 7
Retired: 7
General characteristics
Type: Submarine tender
Displacement: 6730 tons standard, 9000 tons full load
Length: 140 m (460 ft)
Beam: 17.7 m (58 ft)
Draught: 6.4 m (21 ft)
Propulsion: 4 Diesel engines, 8000 hp
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range: 21,000 km (11,000 nmi; 13,000 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 300 to 450
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar: Hawk Screech, Slim Net
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
2 Watch dog ECM systems, Vee cone communication system
Armament: 4 - 100mm guns (4 × 1), 4 - 57mm guns,

The Don class submarine tender was the NATO reporting name for a group of submarine tenders built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1950s. The Soviet designation was Project 310 Batur.

Design[edit]

The class were designed to support Soviet submarines on distant operations. They had significant self-defence armament and contained numerous workshops

Ships[edit]

7 ships were built for the Soviet Navy and one ship was exported to Indonesia

The Soviet ships were mostly named after submarine commanders killed in World War II:

Magomed Gadzhiev with Frigate Bezzavetny and cruiser Zhdanov

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