*Nikolayev *1980

*Azov *1990

*Ochakov *2000

Name | Yard No | Builder | Laid down | Launched | Comm | Fate |

Project 1134B |
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Николаев <Nikolayev> | 2001 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 25/6/1968 | 19/12/1969 | 31/12/1971 | stricken 10/1992 |

Очаков <Ochakov> | 2002 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 19/12/1969 | 30/4/1971 | 4/11/1973 | stricken 8/2011 |

Керчь <Kerch'> | 2003 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 30/4/1971 | 21/7/1972 | 25/12/1974 | museum 8/2015 |

Петропавловск <Petropavlovsk> | 2005 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 9/9/1973 | 22/11/1974 | 29/12/1976 | stricken 2/1997 |

Ташкент <Tashkent> | 2006 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 22/11/1974 | 5/11/1975 | 31/12/1977 | stricken 7/1992 |

Таллин <Tallin>, 8/1990- Владивосток <Vladivostok> | 2007 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 5/11/1975 | 5/11/1976 | 31/12/1979 | stricken 7/1994 |

Project 1134BF |
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Азов <Azov> | 2004 | 61 Kommunar, Nikolayev | 21/7/1972 | 14/9/1973 | 25/12/1975 | stricken 5/1998 |

Displacement standard, t |
pr. 1134B: 6670 pr. 1134BF: 7010 |

Displacement full, t |
pr. 1134B: 8530 pr. 1134BF: 8900 |

Length, m |
173.4 |

Breadth, m |
18.5 |

Draught, m |
5.74 hull 7.80 max |

No of shafts |
2 |

Machinery |
2 M-5 gas turbine units, consisted of 1 M-62 vruising and 2 M-8E boosting gas turbines each |

Power, h. p. |
12000 + 80000 = 92000 |

Max speed, kts |
33 |

Fuel, t |
gas turbine oil |

Endurance, nm(kts) |
7100(18) |

Armament |
2001: 2 x 2 M-11 Shtorm SAM (80 V-611 (4K60)), 2 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (40 9M33), 2 x 4 URPK-3 Metel' ASuM (8 85R), 2 x 2 - 76/59 AK-726, 2 x 5 - 533 TT (10), 2 x 12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 ASWRL, 2 x 6 RBU-1000 Smerch-3 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Ka-25) 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006: 2 x 2 M-11 Shtorm SAM (80 V-611 (4K60)), 2 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (40 9M33), 2 x 4 URPK-3 Metel' ASuM (8 85R), 2 x 2 - 76/59 AK-726, 4 x 6 - 30/54 AK-630 CIWS, 2 x 5 - 533 TT (10), 2 x 12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 ASWRL, 2 x 6 RBU-1000 Smerch-3 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Ka-25) 2007: 2 x 4 URK-5 Rastrub-A SSM/ASuM (8 85RU), 2 x 2 M-11 Shtorm SAM (80 V-611 (4K60)), 2 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (40 9M33), 2 x 2 - 76/59 AK-726, 4 x 6 - 30/54 AK-630 CIWS, 2 x 5 - 533 TT (10), 2 x 12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 ASWRL, 2 x 6 RBU-1000 Smerch-3 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Ka-25) pr. 1134BF (2004): 6 x 1 Fort-M SAM (48 V-500R (5V55RM)), 1 x 2 M-11 Shtorm SAM (40 V-611 (4K60)), 2 x 2 4K33 Osa-M SAM (40 9M33), 2 x 4 URPK-3 Metel' ASuM (8 85R), 2 x 2 - 76/59 AK-726, 4 x 6 - 30/54 AK-630 CIWS, 2 x 2 - 533 TT (4), 2 x 12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 ASWRL, 2 x 6 RBU-1000 Smerch-3 ASWRL, 1 helicopter (Ka-25) |

Sensors |
2001: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332 Titan-2, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start, MRP-15-16M Zaliv, 2x MRP-11-14M ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS 2002: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332 Titan-2, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start, MRP-15-16M Zaliv, 2x MRP-11-14M ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS 2003: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332T Titan-2T, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start, Koltso ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS pr. 1134BF (2004): MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 3R41 Volna, Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332T Titan-2T, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS 2005: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332T Titan-2T, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS 2006: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332T Titan-2T, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K, 2x MG-7 Braslet sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS 2007: MR-600 Voskhod, MR-310A Angara-A, Grom-R, 2x Grom-M, 2x 4R-33, MR-105 Turel', 2x MR-123 Vympel-A, 2x Volga, Don radars, MG-332T Titan-2T, MG-325 Vega, MG-409K, 2x MG-7 Braslet sonars, MI-110R, MI-110K wake detectors, 2x Gurzuf, 2x Gurzuf-1, MR-262 Ograda, MP-401 Start ECM suites, 2x PK-2 decoy RLs, BOKA-DU torpedo decoy, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS |

Complement |
pr. 1134B: 425 pr. 1134BF: 389 |

**Ship project history:** Project 1134B
were redesigned versions of the version of Project 934 armed with short-range
anti-ship missiles (Project 934A). Beyond the changes introduced in Project
1134A, they were powered by gas turbines and were enlarged to provide
substantially better command control for associated ASW forces, such as
aircraft. Reportedly the gas turbines were used partly because they were far
quieter than the pressure-fired steam plant of the earlier ships. It was also
possible that gas turbines were used partly because the main Soviet gas turbine
plant was in southern Russia, near the building yard at Nikolayev on the Black
Sea. These ships also added a short-range defensive missiles (Osa-M), VDS, and
76mm rather than 57mm guns. The bow sonar was unofficially described as low-
rather than medium-frequency, and one can speculate that the VDS was
particularly attractive for use in the Mediterranean, where most of these ships
served.

* Azov *(Project 1134BF) was test ship for the Fort-M
missile system, with Volna fire control radar in place of Grom.

In 1987 *Nikolayev *was taken in hand for major
modernization under Project 11342, included replacing the Ka-25 helicopter by
Ka-27, installing 4 quadruple canisters of Uran SSMs (16 missiles) instead of
TTs, modernzation of Shtorm SAM to Shtorm-N (V-611M missiles), Osa-M SAM to
Osa-MA2, replacing of URPK-3 Metel' ASuM canisters by URK-5 Rastrub-B SSM/ASuM
canisters with 8 85RU or 85RUS missiles. Electronics would be also replaced:
MR-123 Vympel radars by MR-123-02, MR-600 Voskhod by MR-700 Podberiozovik,
MR-310A Angara-A by MR-750 Fregat-M2, MRP-15-16M Zaliv, Gurzuf-A and Gurzuf-B
ECMs by MP-401S Start and MP-407 Start-2, MG-332 Titan-2 and MG-325 Vega sonars
by Zvezda-M1 sonar suite, MVU-202 Koren'-1134B CCS by Lesorub-34 CCS, PK-2 decoy
RLs by PK-2M. RBU-1000 ASWRLs would be removed. Max speed can be 32kts,
endurance 6500nm, complement 430. Collapse of Soviet Union in 1990 and funds
shortage prevented return of ship to service and *Nikolayev* was stricken
in 1992. *Vladivostok*, being modernized that time under Project 11346, was
stricken by the same reasons.

**Modernizations: **1973, *Nikolayev*: + 4 x 6 -
30/43 AK-630 CIWS, 2x MR-123 Vympel-A radars

1975-1978, *Azov, Nikolayev*: M-11 Shtorm SAM was
replaced by M-11 Shtorm-M

1977, *Petropavlovsk*: - 2 x 6 RBU-1000 Smerch-3
ASWRLs, 1 Ka-25 helicopter; + 1 Ka-27 helicopter

1980s, all: - MI-110K, MI-110R wake detectors; + MI-110KM wake detector

1985, *Azov*; 1988, *Kerch'*: Shtorm-M SAM was
replaced by Shtorm-N

1987, *Kerch'*: - MR-600 Voskhod radar; + MR-650
Podberiozovik-ET2 radar

1988, *Kerch'*; 1989, *Petropavlovsk*: - 2 x 4
URPK-3 Metel' ASuM; + 2 x 4 URK-5 Rastrub-A SSM/ASuM (8 85 RU), Grom-R radar

1989, *Petropavlovsk*: - 2x PK-2 decoy RLs; + 2x
PK-2M, 8x PK-10 Smely decoy RLs, Spektr-F laser detector

**Naval service: **No significant events.

*Ochakov* 1979

*Kerch' *2000

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