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ROMANIAN NAVY (ROMANIA)

ESCORTS

V31 submarine chasers (1967/1968-1969)

V31 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
V31 (ex-MPK-134), 8/1991- Contraamiral Nicolae Cristescu V31, later- 31 Zaliv, Kerch', USSR 15/7/1967 4/5/1968 30/9/1968 // 12/1968 stricken 1997
V32 (ex-MPK-124), 8/1991- Contraamiral Nicolae Negru V32, later- 32 Zaliv, Kerch', USSR 25/4/1968 12/9/1968 30/12/1968 // 4/1969 stricken 1997
V33 (ex-MPK-44), 8/1991- Contraamiral Ilie Irimescu V33, later- 33 Zaliv, Kerch', USSR 8/12/1968 19/6/1969 15/9/1969 // 10/1969 stricken 1997

 

Displacement standard, t

436

Displacement normal, t

546

Length, m

58.6

Breadth, m

8.13

Draught, m

3.06

No of shafts

2 with hydroturbines

Machinery

CODAG: 2 D-2B gas turbines, 2 M-503V diesels

Power, h. p.

36600 (30000 + 6600)

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

2500(13.5)

Armament

1 x 2 - 57/50 AK-725, 2 x 1 - 533 TT, 2 x 16 RBU-2500 Smerch ASWRL

Sensors

MR-302 Rubka, MR-103 Bars, Donets-2, GS-572 Gerkules-2M sonar, Bizan'-4A ECM suite

Complement

52

Ship project history: Soviet submarine small ASW ships of Project 204E, built specially for Romanian Navy but commissioned at first by Soviet Navy following standard Soviet practice.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016