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COASTAL FORCES

TK-501 attack craft (torpedo) (project 183) (1949 - 1960)

TK-519 attack craft (torpedo) (project 183T) (1953)

TK-39 attack craft (torpedo) hydrofoils (project 183TK) (1955 - 1958)

TK-38 attack craft (torpedo) (project 183U) (1957)

TK-501 1950

Names

pr. 183: 333 boats - TK-20, 27, 28, 61-67, 69, 72; TK-97, 9/1957- 涎市-132 <PSKR-132>; TK-112-114, 151-161, 172, 174, 175, 192-199, 221-247, 251-254, 267-271; TK-383, 9/1957- 涎市-123 <PSKR-123>; TK-503, 9/1957- 涎市-107 <PSKR-107>; TK-778, 9/1957- 涎市-127 <PSKR-127>, 10/1960- TK-101, 5/1966- T-101; TK-779, 9/1957- 涎市-119 <PSKR-119>; TK-851-889, 962-979, 1000, 1031-1034; TK-1035, 5/1966- T-1035; TK-1036-1043; TK-1044, 5/1966- T-1044; TK-1045-1089, 1101, 1102, 1107-1114; TK-1115, 9/1957- 涎市-125 <PSKR-125>, 10/1960- TK-98; TK-1116-1148; TK-1149, 9/1957- 涎市-100 <PSKR-100>; TK-1150-1235; TK-1236, 5/1966- T-1236; TK-1237, 5/1966- T-1237; TK-1238-1311; TK-1312, 5/1966- T-1312; TK-1313-1316; TK-1323, 5/1966- T-1323; TK-1330-1334; TK-1335, 9/1957- 涎市-136 <PSKR-136>; TK-1336-1355; TK-1356, 5/1966- T-1356; TK-1357; TK-1358, 5/1966- T-1358; TK-1359, 5/1966- T-1359; TK-1360, 1361; TK-1362, 5/1966- T-1362; TK-1363, 5/1966- T-1363; TK-1364-1375; TK-1376, 5/1966- T-1376; TK-1377-1386; TK-1387, 5/1966- T-1387; TK-1388-1449; TK-1450, 9/1957- 涎市-128 <PSKR-128>, 10/1960- TK-103, 5/1966- T-103; TK-1453, 5/1966- T-1453; TK-1457, 5/1966- T-1457; TK-1459; 涎市-113 <PSKR-113>, 1/1961- TK-1; 涎市-114 <PSKR-114>, 1/1961- TK-2

pr. 183T: 1 boat

pr. 183TK: 25 boats - TK-39, 5/1966- T-39; TK-40-43; TK-44, 5/1966- T-44; TK-45, 5/1966- T-45; TK-46; TK-47, 5/1966- T-47; TK-48, 5/1966- T-48; TK-49, 5/1966- T-49; TK-50, 5/1966- T-50; TK-51 etc

pr. 183U: 1 boat - TK-38

Builders

640 Yd, Sosnovka: 54 pr. 183 (Yard nos 201, 205, 207, 208, 210-251, 383, 3391 etc) - TK-383, 9/1957- 涎市-123 <PSKR-123>, TK-1244-1294, 1298-1311, TK-1312, 5/1966- T-1312, TK-1313-1316, TK-1395, 5/1966- T-1395

5 Yd, Leningrad: 220 pr. 183 (Yard nos 501-503, 515, 550, 565, 566, 568, 569, 572, 574, 624, 660, 774-776, 778-780, 787-789, 791-801, 817-829 etc) - TK-503, 9/1957- 涎市-107 <PSKR-107>; TK-778, 9/1957- 涎市-127 <PSKR-127>, 10/1960- TK-101, 5/1966- T-101; TK-779, 9/1957- 涎市-119 <PSKR-119>; TK-1115, 9/1957- 涎市-125 <PSKR-125>, 10/1960- TK-98; TK-1149, 9/1957- 涎市-100 <PSKR-100>; TK-1362, 5/1966- T-1362; TK-1450, 9/1957- 涎市-128 <PSKR-128>, 10/1960- TK-103, 5/1966- T-103 etc

602 Yd, Vladivostok: 59 pr. 183 (Yard nos 50-108) - TK-97, 9/1957- 涎市-132 <PSKR-132>; TK-1335, 9/1957- 涎市-136 <PSKR-136>; TK-1401-1433

also pr. 183 (undefined yard)- TK-20, 27, 28, 61-67, 69, 72, 112-114, 151-161, 172, 174, 175, 192-199, 221-247, 251-254, 267-271, 851-889, 962-979, 1000, 1031-1034; TK-1035, 5/1966- T-1035; TK-1036-1043; TK-1044, 5/1966- T-1044; TK-1045-1089, 1101, 1102, 1107-1114, 1116-1148, 1150-1235; TK-1236, 5/1966- T-1236; TK-1237, 5/1966- T-1237; TK-1238-1243, 1295-1297; TK-1323, 5/1966- T-1323; TK-1330-1334, 1336-1355; TK-1356, 5/1966- T-1356; TK-1357; TK-1358, 5/1966- T-1358; TK-1359, 5/1966- T-1359; TK-1360, 1361; TK-1363, 5/1966- T-1363; TK-1364-1375; TK-1376, 5/1966- T-1376; TK-1377-1386; TK-1387, 5/1966- T-1387; TK-1388-1400, 1434-1449; TK-1453, 5/1966- T-1453; TK-1457, 5/1966- T-1457; TK-1459; 涎市-113 <PSKR-113>, 1/1961- TK-1; 涎市-114 <PSKR-114>, 1/1961- TK-2

5 Yd, Leningrad: 1 pr. 183T (Yard no 519)

5 Yd, Leningrad: 25 pr. 183TK (Yard nos 4-16 etc) - TK-39, 5/1966- T-39; TK-40-43; TK-44, 5/1966- T-44; TK-45, 5/1966- T-45; TK-46; TK-47, 5/1966- T-47; TK-48, 5/1966- T-48; TK-49, 5/1966- T-49; TK-50, 5/1966- T-50; TK-51 etc

5 Yd, Leningrad: 1 pr. 183U (Yard no 785) - TK-38

Commissioned

1949-1960: pr. 183

1953: pr. 183T

1955-1958: pr. 183TK

1957: pr. 183U

Losses

none

Transfers

Algeria: 1963-1968- 12 pr. 183

China: 1951-1952- 12 pr. 183

Cuba: 1962-19965- 12 pr. 183 (inc. T-61, 1331, 1341, 1346, 1347, 1349, 1350, 1384, 1385)

Egypt: 1956-1970- 46 pr. 183

Equatorial Guinea: 1974- 1 pr. 183

GDR: 1957-1960- 27 pr. 183

Guinea: 1971-1972- 4 pr. 183

Guinea-Bissau: 1970-1974- 5 pr. 183

Indonesia: 1961- 8 pr. 183, 1962 - 6 pr. 183, 1963- 10 pr. 183

Iraq: 1959- 2 pr. 183, 1960- 4 pr. 183, 1961- 6 pr. 183

Kazakhstan: 1992- 1 pr. 183 (T-47)

Korea (North): 1953-1972- 27 pr. 183

Poland: 1956-1958- 19 pr. 183

Syria: 1960s- 8 pr. 183

Vietnam: 1962-1967- 6 pr. 183 (inc. TK-1432, 1433)

Yemen (South): 1966- 2 pr. 183

Discarding

1960: TK-40

1961: TK-1115

1964: TK-1149, 1269, 1404, 1405, PSKR-113

1965: TK-42, 1401, 1407

1966: T-1035, 1395

1967: T-1406

1969: T-97, 1427

1970: T-1335

1972: T-69

1973: T-1236, 1363, 1373, 1402

1974: T-778

1978: T-1282, 1284

1994: T-1362

about 100 were in service in 1975

 

 

Displacement standard, t

pr. 183: 57

pr. 183T: 63

pr. 183TK: 72

Displacement full, t

pr. 183: 67

pr. 183T: 77

pr. 183TK: 79

pr. 183U: 92

Length, m

pr. 183, 183T, 183TK: 25.5

pr. 183U: 27.3

Breadth, m

pr. 183, 183U: 6.18

pr. 183T, 183TK: 6.19

Draught, m

pr. 183: 1.24

pr. 183TK: 1.40

No of shafts

pr. 183: 4

pr. 183T, 183TK: 5

pr. 183U: 2

Machinery

pr. 183 earlier: 4 M-50F diesels

pr. 183 later: 4 M-50FTK diesels

pr. 183T: 4 M-50F diesels, 1 TVM gas turbine

pr. 183TK: 4 M-50F-2 diesels, 1 M-1 gas turbine

pr. 183U: 2 M-503A diesels

Power, h. p.

pr. 183 earlier: 4800

pr. 183 later: 6000

pr. 183T, 183TK: 8800 (4800 + 4000)

pr. 183U: 6600

Max speed, kts

pr. 183: 43

pr. 183T: 49.7

pr. 183TK: 48.5

pr. 183U: 47

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

pr. 183: 1000(14)

pr. 183T: 510(26)

pr. 183TK: 700(10)

Armament

pr. 183: 2 x 2 - 25/112 2M-3M, 2 x 1 - 533 TT or 18 mines, 8 DC

pr. 183T, 183TK: 2 x 2 - 25/112 2M-3M, 2 x 1 - 533 TT

pr. 183U: 2 x 2 - 25/112 2M-3M, 4 x 1 - 533 TT or 18 mines, 8 DC

Sensors

pr. 183 (ex Yard No 502), 183TK Yard No 1, 2: Zarnitsa radar

pr. 183 Yard No 502 pr. 183TK (ex Yard No 1, 2), pr. 183U: Reya radar

Complement

pr. 183: 14

pr. 183TK: 15

Ship project history: This was the large MTB (BTKA) designed for construction under the 1946-55 Plan. It was designed by a special NKVD bureau, SKB-5. which later became TsKB-5 and then the current Almaz. It had a large stepless semi-planning wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Project 183TK 1968

Ivan Gogin, 2015