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443 Torpedo Boat

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:00 pm

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Thanks to Mr. Gennadiy Sitnikov who supplied me with images of the stamps and photos with additional information, on a new set of stamps issued by Kyrgyzstan in 2016 on shipping on Lake Issyk Kul.
Issyk Kul is also the highest mountain in Kyrgyzstan
Natural pearl of Kyrgyzstan, Lake Issyk-Kul is one of the 25 largest lakes in the world by area, and is a 6th place in the list of the deepest lakes in the world.
The first large ships in the Issyk-Kul were sailing barges and schooners. In the twentieth century, the relay was made for more powerful and efficient motor boats. In 1925, the Issyk-Kul State Shipping Company was formed, which played an important role in the delivery of transport in the regio. Cargo and passenger ships made transportation between the cities of Rybachye (now Balykchy) and Przhevalsk (nowadays Karakol), as well as other ports.

Lake Issyk-Kul payed and continues an important role in the Sovjet military and military - marine issues. The Russian Navy has a base at the lake, where they are testing torpedoes.
She are using a modernized torpedo boat the OK 443 built in the USSR for this testing.
It is one of the Shershen class of which 123 units were built for the USSR Navy, most are already scrapped only a few still exist under which the OK 443.

Her detail when she was built are:
Built as the T 443
Displacement 145 ton standard, 175 ton full load, dim. 34.08 x 6.72 x 1.46m. (draught)
Powered by three M503A diesels, 12,500 hp, three shafts, speed 45 knots.
Range 500 mile.
Armament 2 – AK-230 30mm, 1 SA-N-5 SAM missile, 4 – 533 torpedo tubes and 2 DC racks.
Crew 24.

The Shershen-class was the NATO reporting name for a class of torpedo boats built for the Soviet Navy and allies. The Soviet designation was Project 206 Shtorm.
Development
Designated as TKAs (ru. Torpednyy Kater; eng. Torpedo Cutter), the Project 206 boats were designed as simple fast attack craft suitable for cheap manufacture and easy maintenance. Intended as a successor to the Project 183 "Bolshevik" torpedo boats, development of the new class started in 1956. Like other similar boats, they were to be used near the coast, in good weather and under friendly air cover.
The first boat was completed at the Yaroslalv Shipyard and commissioned with the Soviet Navy in October 1960. Production was also organized at the Sredne-Nevskiy and Sosnovskiy Shipyard with a total of 80 boats being built at all three shipyards. A simplified export version was designated Project 206E (NATO designation Mol). Beside Soviet shipyards, Tito's Kraljevica Shipyard in SFR Yugoslavia licence built ten original Project 206 ships for the Yugoslav Navy.
Description
Shershen-class boats measure 34.7 m (114 ft) in length, with a 6.7 m (22 ft) beam and a draft of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). Standard displacement measures 129 tonnes (127 long tons) while full displacements varies from 161 to 170 tonnes (158 to 167 long tons), depending on source and ship configuration.
Propulsion is based on three M-503A diesel engines putting out 4,000 hp (3,000 kW) each, mounted on three shafts. Maximum achievable speed is 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph). With a sustainable speed of 42 knots (78 km/h; 48 mph) Shershens have a range of 460 nautical miles (850 km; 530 mi) and 850 nautical miles (1,570 km; 980 mi) if traveling at a cruising speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). Electricity is also provided by three 28 KW diesel generators. The boats have an autonomy of up to five days and can load 30 tonnes (30 long tons) of fuel. The crew is made of 20-21 men, including two officers.
Principal armament of the class consisted of four OTA-53-206M torpedo tubes located on the sides. The 533 mm torpedoes were ejected by a powder charge and, depending on version, had a rudimentary homing ability or were straight run only. Surface search and targeting information for the torpedo attack was obtained by the MR-102 "Baklan" (NATO designation: Pot Drum) radar with a search range of 18–20 nautical miles (33–37 km; 21–23 mi).[4] Defensive armament is made of two AK-230 CIWS located on the bow and the stern, guided by the MR-104 "Rys" (NATO designation: Drum Tilt) radar with a maximum tracking range of 12.31 nautical miles (22.80 km; 14.17 mi).[5] Secondary armament that could be carried included twelve BB-1 depth charges or six naval mines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shershen- ... rpedo_boat

The most interesting Russian Navy unit, which is stationed at the 954-St test base in Karakol. Of which OK-443 is a unit, which represents a modified former large torpedo boat t-443 of the 206 project, delivered to Issyk-Kul Lake in the late 1960 's, and its regular weapons received two specially established 533-mm torpedo tubes for shooting experienced torpedoes. Boat OK-443, in particular, was used for testing underwater VA-111 Shkval missiles. Now OK-443 is actually the last torpedo boat of the domestic fleet in Kyrgyzstan.
2016 In service.

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