The Pauk class is the NATO reporting name for
a class of small patrol corvettes built for the Soviet Navy and export customers
between 1977 and 1989. The Russian designation is Project 12412 Molniya-2. These
ships are designed for coastal patrol and inshore anti-submarine warfare. The
design is the patrol version of the Tarantul class which is designated Project
12411, but is slightly longer and has diesel engines.
The hull is built
of special low-alloy, high-strength steel, and the superstructure is constructed
of marine-grade aluminum alloy. The semi-planing hull has been designed with emphasis
on good seagoing capabilities for those water areas that are its primary mission
focus. Employment of the weapon system is promised in conditions up to and including
Sea State 4, and safe navigation is guaranteed up to and including Sea State 8.
The ship are armed with single AK-176 76mm gun at the bow (controlled
by the MR-123 radar), and single AK-630M 30mm Gatling gun are installed at the
rear end of the superstructure, normally controlled by the optical backup system,
designated Kolonka. For firing at underwater targets, torpedoes SET-40, SET-72
are used, which are marching in a torpedo launcher located in the middle of the
ship and consisting of four single torpedo tubes. To destroy underwater targets
with depth charges, the ship has a RBU-1200 rocket launcher, consisting of two
launchers with ammunition of 30 RGB-12 bombs, in the bow.
ASW corvette MPK-116
laid down 20 October 1983 at the Yaroslavl Shipyard (yard No.512), launched 26
January 1985, commissioned 09 September 1985.
MPK-116 served in the 307th
division of anti-submarine ships of the 17th Coastal Defense Ship Brigade, based
on Lake Donuzlav.
MPK-116 was excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet
on 01 August 1997 and transferred to Ukraine. The ship was renamed - Khmelnitsky
(hull number U208).
Due to the lack of financial resources, the ship was
put into reserve for a long time. In 2006, the Khmelnitsky was towed to Novoozernoye,
stayed there until the summer of 2011. It was again transferred to Sevastopol
for repair, and for the first time after a long time, went to sea tests in September
20 March 2014, the flag of the Ukrainian Navy was lowered on the ship,
and the flag of the Russian Navy was hoisted.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Draft:||2,1 (max 3,3)|
|Range:||1622 nmi (12,73 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x10000 hp M-507A
diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2x200 kW diesel generators, 1x100 kW diesel
1x1 76 mm AK-176M - 252 rounds - MR-123 Vympel-A fire control system
30 mm AK-630M - 3000 rounds
4x1 400 mm OTA-40-204A torpedo tubes - 4 SET-40,
2x5 RBU-1200M Uragan (30 RGB-12)
1x4 MTU-4S 9K34 Strela-3
SAM system launcher (9M36 missiles) or 9K310 Igla-1 (9M313 missiles)
1x7 55 mm MRG-1 Ogonyok grenade launcher (RG-55, GRS-55 grenades)
Reyd surface search radar, Kivach-2M navigation radar, Vympel-R2 reconnaissance
radar, MG-345 Bronza sonar, MG-329 Sheksna sonar, MG-7 Brasletanti-saboteur sonar,
PK-16 decoy RL (2 KL-101 launchers)
43 (5 officers)|