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MPK-118 Suzdalets. Photo by A. Brichevsky (flot.sevastopol.info)
MPK-118 Suzdalets is a Project 1124M Small ASW Ship (SAS).
REGISTRATIONBlack Sea Fleet
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe ship was laid down on August 1, 1981 at Leninskaya Kuznitsa shipyard (Kiev); launched on March 27, 1983; commissioned on November 3, 1983. It had a name of Komsomolets Moldavii since April 10, 1984 till February 15, 1992. The ship obtained a name of Suzdalets on April 5, 1999.
MILESTONESIn 1986, 1991 and 1999 being a part of search-strike ASW force, the ship won a Navy Commander's Prize for antisubmarine warfare.
According to some reports, on August 10, 2008 it attacked three Georgian missile boats during South Ossetian conflict. One of the boats was scuppered; 5 crewmen died.
In October-November 2008 the ship was deployed at eastern part of the Black Sea.
In November 2008 it was laid up for recovery of operability.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 35 knots
Operational range: 2,700 miles
Crew: 89 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 930 tonnes
Extreme length: 71.07 meters
Extreme beam: 10.15 meters
Extreme draft: 3.71 meters
PROPULSIONDiesel gas turbine M-8M
18,000 shp gas turbine GTU-8
2 diesels M-507A, total power 20,000 shp
3 diesel generators (DG-500, DG-300, DG-200), total power 1,000 kW
ARMAMENT76-mm gun mount AK-176
30-mm gun mount AK-630M
Osa-M SAM launcher
2 coupled 533-mm torpedo tubes
RBU-6000 antisubmarine rocket launcher
12 depth bombs or 18 mines