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ALBANIAN NAVY (ALBANIA)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS AND CRAFTS

NO151 minesweepers (1953-1954/1960)

No151 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
(ex-T-484), 2004- Mujo Ulkinaku 151, later- 360, later- 740, later- AS341, later- M221, later- M111 363 Yd, Pontonnyy, USSR 22/1/1953 15/10/1953 17/12/1953 // 23/11/1960 in service (2016)
(ex-T-495) 152, later- 460, later- 741, later- AS342, later- 227, later- M222, later- M112 363 Yd, Pontonnyy, USSR 26/10/1953 22/6/1954 16/9/1954 // 23/11/1960 deleted 2011

 

Displacement standard, t

510

Displacement normal, t

577

Length, m

58.0

Breadth, m

8.50

Draught, m

2.28

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 9D or 9DM diesels

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

3200(10)

Armament

2 x 2 - 37/70 V-11/V-11M, 4 x 2 - 12.7/79, 2 DCT, 2 DCR (22), 16 - 8 mines (8 AMD-1000 or 10 KB-3 or 16 obr. 1908/39), MT-2 mechanical sweeping gear, TEM-52 magnetic sweeping gear, 2 BAT-2 acoustic sweeping gears

Sensors

Lin', Rym-K radars, Tamir-10 sonar

Complement

68

Ship project history: Former Soviet Project 254K seagoing minesweepers.

Modernizations: 2000s, Mujo Ulkinaku: - 4 x 2 - 12.7/79; + 4 x 2 - 14.5/89

Naval service: AS342 defected to Brindisi 17/3/1997 and interned, the ship was returned to Albania late that year.

Ivan Gogin, 2016