Soviet communications ship SSV-33
The Ural , SSV-33 underway
|Name:||SSV 33 Ural|
|Builder:||Baltic Yard, Leningrad|
|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
|Speed:||21.6 kn (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph)|
|Complement:||950 (233 officers, 690 NCOs and enlisted men)|
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 ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33's hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers. 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 Pacific Fleet, however there wasn't a pier ready for this ship. She was forced to anchor out. Machinery had to remain running while at anchor to support other systems and huge crew. Ship became a floating barracks. She never went to sea, while her powerful radioelectronic equipment gradually began to decay.
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