The ‘Aleksandrovets’ small antisubmarine ship is the Black Sea ‘brother’ of ‘Naryan-Mar’ and ‘Onega’. Vladimir Nikiforov has been on board of SAS, moored at the Crimean Donuzlav, and taken detailed pictures of the ship.
The ship of the Project 1124 ‘Albatross’ was designed to search for and to defeat enemy’s submarines in the close-in sea zone. It is 71 meters long, 10 meters wide and has water displacement of 1070 tons.
BDSH large smoke boxes are placed on the stern.
The AK-725 57 mm artillery system, which can fire 400 a minute. The ship is also armed with the AK-630 six-barrel ‘metal cutter’.
The ship is equipped with two 533 mm coaxial torpedo systems.
Torpedo systems, fore view.
The RBU-6000 rocket launcher.
The ship’s fore houses the ‘Osa-MA2’ air defense system.
The large anti-submarine ship ’Ochakov’ was scuttled to prevent quitting Seagate at the Donuzlav. Later on, the ship was moved deeper into the bay.
The SAS ‘Aleksandrovets’ duty sailor standing on the afterdeck.
SAS-49 of the Project 1124 was keel laid on March 23, 1980 at the Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant. It was launched on February 14, 1982 and entered service with the Navy on August 31 of the same year. In July of 2004 it was renamed into ‘Aleksandrovets’. In August of 2008 along with the same type ships (‘Suzdalets’, ‘Muromets’, ‘Povorino’ and ‘Kasimov’ it participated in the Russo-Georgian armed conflict. The ship was initially operated in the Baltic Sea. In September of 1984, it was redeployed to the Black Sea.