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Ochakov. Photo from rustrana.ru

Ochakov is a Project 1143-B Large ASW Ship.


Black Sea Fleet


The ship was laid down on December 19, 1969 at Nikolayev 61 Communards Shipyard; launched on April 30, 1971; commissioned on November 28, 1973.


The ship took part in exercises Ocean-75 and Crimea-76.

The ship was awarded with the pennant of USSR Minister of Defense "For courage and military merits".

The best ship of Soviet Navy in 1977, 1979 and 1986.

She paid numerous visits to following ports:

June 14-19, 1978 – Latakia (Syria)
April 13-18, 1979 – Rijeka (Jugoslavia)
June 11-16, 1979 – Toulon (France)
August 10-13, 1979 – Varna (Bulgaria)
October 20-24, 1986 – Havana (Cuba)
March 26-31, 1987 – Istanbul (Turkey)
October 26-30, 1987 – Split (Jugoslavia)
1989 – Constanta (Romania)
May 8-12, 1990 – Split (Jugoslavia)
June 11-14, 1990 – Taranto (Italy)

Since March 26, 1980 through July 18, 1984 the ship was undergoing complete overhaul at the Sevastopol Marine Yard.

In 1991, a new repair period started in Sevastopol, but was not completed due to the breakup of the Soviet Union.

In 1993, the ship was seriously damaged by fire.

In 2004-2005, the ship was planned for commission, but failed.

On 20 October 2008, the ship left Sevastopol Marine Yard and was moored in the Troitskaya Harbor, Sevastopol.

On 20 August 2011, Russian naval ensign was hauled down. The ship is to be sold for scrap, the buyer is unknown so far.


Speed: 33 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 380 men


Displacement: 8,565 tonnes
Length: 173.4 meters
Beam: 18.5 meters
Draft: 7.8 meters


2 quadruple Metel ASW rocket launchers
Shtorm SAM launchers
Osa-M SAM launchers
2 x 2-bareled 76-mm gun mounts AK-726
4 x 6-bareled 30-mm machineguns AK-630
2 x 5-container 533-mm torpedo tubes
2 RBU-6000 ASW rocket launchers
2 RBU-1000 ASW rocket launchers