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Russian cruiser Ochakov
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Ochakov in 1982
Career (Russia) Russian Naval Ensign
Name: Ochakov
Builder: 61 Kommunara Shipbuilding Plant (SY 445), Nikolayev
Laid down: 25 December 1969
Launched: 30 April 1971
Commissioned: 4 November 1973
Decommissioned: August 2011(?)
Status: Laid up, Black Sea Fleet
General characteristics
Class & type: Kara-class cruiser
Displacement: 8,900 tons
Length: 173.4 m (568.9 ft)
Beam: 18.5 m (60.7 ft)
Draft: 5.4 m (17.7 ft)
Propulsion: 4 turbine-type generators GTG-12,5A x1250 kW
1 turbine-type generator GTG-6M 600 kW
Speed: 32 knots
Range: 9,000 miles
Complement: 425
Armament: 2 quad SS-N-14 Silex anti-submarine missiles
2 twin SA-N-3 Goblet surface to air missile launchers (80 missiles)
SA-N-4 Gecko surface to air missile launchers (40 missiles)
2 twin 76mm AK-726 dual purpose guns
4 30mm AK-630 CIWS
2x5 533 mm PTA-53-1134B torpedo tubes
2 RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
2 RBU-1000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 1 Kamov Ka-25

Ochakov is a Kara-class cruiser of the Russian Navy. Officially, the ship is stationed in the Russian Black Sea Fleet as of 2011. However, the cruiser has not been operational since the early 2000s.

History

Ochakov was laid down in the Soviet Union on 25 December 1969, launched on 30 April 1971 and was commissioned in the Soviet Black Sea Fleet on 4 November 1973. The ship was constructed in the 61 Kommunar Shipyard at Nikolayev (Mykolaiv) on the Black Sea. She was in service with the Soviet Fleet until 1991, and then joined its successor, the Russian Navy. In 2000 the ship was laid up for modification and repairs. By 2006 all work on the ship had been halted and in 2008 the ship was towed from Sevmorzavod.[1][2]

On 20 August 2011 the naval flag of Ochakov was hauled down and the ship prepared to be sold for scrap.[3][4]

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