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TK-7 ODESSKIY PATRIOT motor torpedo boats (project 123bis) (1944-1948)

 

TK-7 Odesskiy Patriot 1945

 

Names

project 123bis: ТК-7 Одесский Патриот <TK-7 Odesskiy Patriot>; ТК-100 Одесский Колхозник <TK-100 Odesskiy Kolkhoznik>; TK-110 - 112; TK-120; TK-122; TK-123; TK-130; ТК-131 Речник Ангары <TK-131 Rechnik Angary>; ТК-132 Артёмовец <TK-132 Artyomovets>; ТК-133 Трудящийся Артёма <TK-133 trudyashchiysya Artyoma>; TK-140; ТК-141 Одесский Комсомолец <TK-141 Odesskiy Komsomolets>; TK-142; TK-143; TK-146; TK-148; ТК-350 Черноморец <TK-350 Chernomorets>; ТК-472 Моряк Дальстроя <TK-472 Moryak Dalstroya>; ТК-473 Ливадия <TK-473 Livadiya>; TK-474 - 481; ТК-607 Комсомол Казахстана <TK-607 Komsomol Kazakhstana>; ТК-608 Пионер Казахстана <TK-608 Pioner Kazakhstana>; TK-687 - 690 and 85 others

postwar boats may include numbers TK-1 - 6; TK-8 - 12; TK21 - 30; TK-46; TK-95; TK-188 - 191; TK-271 - 301; TK-317 - 320; TK-327 - 332; TK-337 - 350; TK-352 - 380; TK-386 - 420; TK-460 - 471; TK-482 - 512; TK-551 - 558; TK-574; TK-575; TK-597; TK-599; TK-601 - 606; TK-609; TK-721 - 740; TK-940 - 957; TK-972; TK-980 - 995

project 123bis: TK-687

 

121 boats at all

Builders

639 Yd, Tyumen`: all

Commissioned

1944: TK-131 Rechnik Angary, TK-132 Artyomovets, TK-133 trudyashchiysya Artyoma, TK-141 Odesskiy Komsomolets, TK-350 Chernomorets

1945: TK-7 Odesskiy Patriot, TK-100 Odesskiy Kolkhoznik, TK-110 - 112, TK-120, TK-122, TK-123, TK-130, TK-140, TK-142, TK-143, TK-146, TK-148, TK-472 Moryak Dalstroya, TK-473 Livadiya, TK-474 - 481, TK-607 Komsomol Kazakhstana, TK-608 Pioner Kazakhstana

1946 - 1948: TK-687 - 690 and 85 others

Losses

TK-132 Artyomovets (9/5/1945)

Transfers

Albania, 1953: 3 pr. 123bis (No221 - 223); 1954: 3 pr. 123bis (No224-226)

Bulgaria, 1956: 8 boats

China, 1952 - 1961: 55 boats

Cuba, 1962 - 1964: 12 boats

Cyprus, 1964 - 1965: 6 boats

North Korea, 1952 - 1953: 12 boats

Romania, 1953: 12 boats

Somalia, 1972: 4 boats

Syria, 1958 - 1960: 17 boats

Tanzania, 1972 - 1973: 4 boats

North Vietnam, 1961: TK-287, TK-294, TK-296, TK-299, TK-317, TK-319, TK-320, TK-552, TK-553, TK-556

North Yemen, 1960 - 1971: 4 boats

South Yemen, 1978: 4 boats

 

these numbers include also boats of post-war M-123bis and 123K projects

Discarding

1950/70s: almost all

 

 

Displacement standard, t

18

Displacement full, t

21

Length, m

18.7

Breadth, m

3.44

Draught, m

1.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Packard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

48

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 345(28)

Armament

2 x 2 - 12.7/79, 2 - 450 TT

Complement

7

Ship project history: Small dural step-hulled MTBs. Slightly differing from G-5 on displacement, possessed better seaworthiness and stronger artillery. The deck house was protected by 7mm armour. The lead boat was equipped with two 533mm torpedo cradles. Serial boats were equipped with 450mm torpedo tubes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

nearly sister-ship TK-917

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