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Bulgarian Navy Pauk class corvette Bodri
|Operators:|| Soviet Navy
Vietnamese People's Navy
|Preceded by:||Poti class corvette|
|Displacement:||500 long tons (508 t) standard, 580 long tons (589 t) full load|
|Length:||57 m (187 ft)|
|Beam:||9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)|
|Draught:||2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft M504 diesels, 20,000 shp (14,914 kW)|
|Speed:||28–34 knots (51.9 km/h/32.2 mph – 63 km/h/39.1 mph)|
|Range:||1,650 nautical miles (3,056 km; 1,899 mi) at 14 kn (25.9 km/h; 16.1 mph)|
The Pauk class is the NATO reporting name for a class of small patrol corvettes built for the Soviet Navy and export customers between 1977 and 1989. The Russian designation is Project 1241.2 Molniya-2. These ships are designed for coastal patrol and inshore anti-submarine warfare. The design is the patrol version of the Tarantul class corvette which is designated Project 1241.1 by the Russians, but is slightly longer and has diesel engines. The Ships are fitted with a dipping sonar which is also used in Soviet helicopters.
45 boats were built for the Soviets, of which 18 remain in Russian Navy service (including those operated by the Maritime border guard). Four ships are operated by the Ukrainian Navy or Ukrainian Coast Guard (sources vary)
Two ships transferred in 1989/90 - Bodri (Brisk) and Reshitelni (Decisive)
One ship in service.
Four ships transferred in the late 1980s and are known as the Abhay class. A plan to license-produce more units in India was abandoned in favor of the indigenous Kamorta class. Ships named INS Abhay (Fearless) INS Ajay (Unconquerable) INS Akshay (Indestructible) INS Agray (Aggressive)
Two ships transferred, the U207 Uzghorod (now decommissioned) and the U208 Khmelnytskyi (in service).
BG-51 Poltava is in service with the Ukrainian Sea Guard.
- Gardiner, Robert (ed.) (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130. Also published as Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.
- "P Project 1241.2 Molniya-2 Pauk class". Federation of American Scientists. 2000-09-07. Retrieved 2008-01-27.
- (English) All Pauk Class Corvettes - Complete Ship List
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