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SOVIET NAVY (USSR)

COASTAL FORCES

"P" type armoured motor gunboats (1930s/1939)

Names

LKU25 series: 41 - 43 <No41 - 43> (ex-LKU25 - 27)

KU18 series: 44, 45 <No44, 45> (ex-KU18, 19)

KU1 series: 51 - 53 <No51 - 53> (ex-KU1 - 3)

KU21 series: 54 <No54> (ex-KU21)

 

In spring 1944 3 boats were salvaged, repaired and commissioned as -35 - 37 <BK-35 - 37>

Builders

Pinsk, Poland

Commissioned

1930s / 10/1939

Losses

9/1941: No41 - 45, 51 - 54

Transfers

none

Discarding

1944: BK-35

1945: BK-36, 37

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

ex-KU series: 12

ex-LKU series: 10

Length, m

ex-KU series: 11.2

ex-LKU series: 8.55

Breadth, m

ex-KU series: 3.00

ex-LKU series: 2.40

Draught, m

ex-KU series: 0.60

ex-LKU series: 0.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

diesel

Power, h. p.

ex-KU series: 40

ex-LKU series: 35

Max speed, kts

6

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Armour, mm

10 - 6

Armament

2 x 1 - 12.7/79, 1 x 1 - 7.6/94

Complement

 

 

Ship project history: Ex-Polish river armoured motor boats, captured by Soviet Army, rearmed and commissioned by the Navy.

Ship protection: Bullet-proof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

KU-1 series launch

KU-21 series launch

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14