Soviet communications ship SSV-33
The Ural , SSV-33 underway
|Name:||SSV 33 Ural|
|Builder:||Baltic Yard, Leningrad|
|Status:||Reportedly scrapped 2010|
|Class and type:||Project 1941 Titan (NATO "Kapusta")|
|Displacement:||32,780 tons standard; 36,500 tons full load|
|Length:||265 m (869 ft)|
|Beam:||30 m (98 ft)|
|Draught:||7.5 m (25 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft combined nuclear and steam (CONAS), 66500 hp, 2 × KN-3 nuclear propulsion with 2 × GT3A-688 steam turbines
|Speed:||21.6 kn (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph)|
|Complement:||950 (233 officers, 690 NCOs and enlisted men)|
|Armament:||2 × 76mm guns,|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Ka-32 Helicopter|
|Aviation facilities:||hangar and helipad|
SSV-33 Ural (ССВ-33 Урал) (NATO reporting name: Kapusta (Russian for "cabbage")) was a command and control naval ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33 's hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers with nuclear marine propulsion. SSV-33 served in electronic intelligence, missile tracking, space tracking, and communications relay roles. Due to high operating costs, SSV-33 was laid up.
The SSV-33 carried only light defensive weapons. These were two AK-176 76-mm guns, four AK-630 30-mm guns, four quadruple Igla missile mounts.
The SSV-33 was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, but there was no pier large enough for the ship. She was forced to anchor out. Machinery had to remain running while at anchor to support other systems and its crew; the ship became a floating barracks. She never went to sea, while her powerful radioelectronic equipment gradually began to decay.
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