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ALBANIAN NAVY (ALBANIA)

COASTAL FORCES

NO191 patrol craft (1951-1954/1958-1960)

No191 1965

 

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
(ex-MPK-388, ex-BO-388) 191, later- 150 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 5/1952 2/8/1952 12/1952 // 5/1958 stricken 1983
(ex-MPK-389, ex-BO-389) 192, later- 151 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 5/1952 10/8/1952 12/1952 // 5/1958 stricken 1979
(ex-MPK-345, ex-BO-345) 501 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 2/1951 31/3/1951 8/1951 // 4/1958 to USSR 7/1961 (MPK-345)
(ex-MPK-450, ex-BO-450) 502, later- 350, later- 340, late 1990s- F322, 2000s- P207 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 12/1953 11/3/1954 9/1954 // 3/1960 abandoned 2003
(ex-MPK-346, ex-BO-346) 503, later- 532 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 3/1951 6/4/1951 8/1951 // 4/1958 to USSR 9/1967 (MPK-346)
(ex-MPK-394, ex-BO-394) 504, later- 351, later- 341, later- 414, late 1990s- F324 340 Yd, Zelenodolsk, USSR 7/1952 14/9/1952 4/1953 // 11/1960 stricken 2000

 

Displacement standard, t

289

Displacement full, t

325

Length, m

49.5 wl 51.7 oa

Breadth, m

6.60

Draught, m

2.19

No of shafts

3

Machinery

502: 9D diesels

191, 192, 501, 503, 504: General Motors 12-278A diesels

Power, h. p.

502: 3300

191, 192, 501, 503, 504: 3600

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 18

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(12)

Armament

191, 192, 501, 503, 504: 1 x 1 - 85/52 90K, 2 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 2 - 12.7/79, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (60), 18 mines

502: 1 x 1 - 85/52 90K, 2 x 1 - 37/73 70K, 2 x 2 - 12.7/79, 2 x 5 - 250 RBU-1200 DCT, 1 DCR (36), 18 mines

Sensors

191, 192, 501, 503, 504: Gyuys or Zarnitsa radar, Tamir-9 sonar

502: Lin` or Neptun radar, Tamir-10 or Tamir-11 sonar

Complement

54

Ship project history: Former Soviet Project 122bis submarine chasers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: F324 ran aground off Brindisi 16/3/1997 with 858 refugees aboard. F322 defected to Italy in 1995 and was returned to Albania in 1998.

Ivan Gogin, 2016