Soviet communications ship SSV-33

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The Ural , SSV-33 underway
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Name: SSV 33 Ural
Builder: Baltic Yard, Leningrad
Laid down: 1981
Launched: May 1983
Commissioned: 1989
Decommissioned: 2001
Status: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & 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
140,000 shp[1]
Speed: 21.6 kn (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph)
Range: unlimited
Complement: 950 (233 officers, 690 NCOs and enlisted men)
Armament:

2 × 76mm guns,

  • 4 × 30mm guns (AK-630),
  • 9K38 Igla SAM missiles,
  • 4 × 12.7mm machine 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 ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33 '​s hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers.[2] SSV-33 served in electronic intelligence, missile tracking, space tracking, and communications relay roles. Due to high operating costs, SSV-33 was laid up.[2]

The on board radio reconnaissance system was called "Coral", this involved two computer types: "Elbrus" and several "EC-1046" computers.

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 ready for the ship.[clarification needed] 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.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Janes.com
  2. ^ a b "SSV-33 Project 1941." Pike, J. GlobalSecurity.org.
  3. ^ "[1]." Genys, A. MilitaryToday.com.

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Kirov-class battlecruiser

Coordinates: 42°55′42″N 132°25′14″E / 42.92833°N 132.42056°E / 42.92833; 132.42056