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MPK-228 Bashkortostan


Project 1331M ship. Photo from atrinaflot.narod.ru

MPK-228 Bashkortostan is a Project 1331M Small ASW Ship (SAS).

REGISTRATION

Baltic Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The ship was laid down on November 20, 1987 at Peene-Werft shipyard (Wolgast, GDR); launched on October 31, 1988; commissioned on October 31, 1989. The ship obtained a name of Bashkortostan on September 2, 1999 as Republic of Bashkortostan took patronage over her.

MILESTONES

In April 2005 the ship's crew received 20 tonnes of gifts from Bashkortostan.

On February 7, 2007 compressed air exploded on board the ship based in Baltiysk. An extremely hard fire was extinguished by 13 fire trucks and Baltic Fleet's fireboat. Ship's deckhouse, deck midsection, cookroom, and armory were damaged in consequence of the fire outbreak.

Decommissioned in May 2010.

PERFORMANCE

Speed: 24.5 knots
Operational range: 2,200 miles at 12 knots
Crew: 80 men

DIMENSIONS

Displacement: 935 tonnes
Extreme length: 75.2 meters
Extreme beam: 9.78 meters
Extreme draft: 2.8 meters

PROPULSION

3 diesels M-504A, total power 14,250 shp

ARMAMENT

2 MANPADS Strela-3 or Igla-1 launchers
16 antiaircraft guided missiles 9M32M or 9M313
76-mm gun mount AK-176
30-mm 6-barelled gun mount AK-630
2 coupled 533-mm torpedo tubes
2 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 antisubmarine rocket launchers
96 RGB-60 depth charge rockets
2 release tracks