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 Large ASW Corvette MPK-127
Project 1124 / Grisha III class

The Grisha class antisubmarine ship is designed to to find and destroy high-speed enemy submarines and warships escort convoys in the near sea zone. The first series of Grishas was built from 1968-74, but successive improvements to the design led to four discrete versions, three for the navy and one sub-class for the KGB coastal patrols. Classified by the Russians as small anti-submarine ships, the Grishas pack a heavy anti-submarine armament into a relatively small hull. Combined with a respectable anti-aircraft armament, this makes the Grishas much more effective than the profusion of older escort vessels that were retired in the late 1980s.

Large ASW corvette MPK-127 laid down 16 September 1974 at the Leninskaya Kuznitsa Shipyard, Kiev (yard No.102), launched 10 July 1976, commissioned 27 December 1976.

From 26.08.1980 - Komsomolets Gruzii, from 15.02.1992 - MPK-127.

MPK-127 was decommissioned and excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet on 22 June 2005 and scrapped.

Displacement (tons):
Full load:990
Dimensions (m):
Speed (knots):32
Range:4000 nmi (10 knots), 2700 nmi (14 knots), 950 nmi (27 knots)
Autonomy (days): 7

1x18000 hp M-8 gas turbine, 2x10000 hp M-507A diesels, 3 fixed pitch propellers, 1x500 kW ASDG-500 diesel generator, 1x300 kW DGN-300 diesel generator, 1x200 kW DG-200 diesel generator

Armament:1x2 ZIF-122 4K33 Osa-M SAM system launcher (20 9M33 missiles) - 4R-33 fire control system
1x2 57 mm AK-725 (1100 rounds) - MR-103 Bars fire control system
1x6 30 mm AK-630 (2000 rounds)
2x2 533 mm DTA-53-1124 torpedo tubes (4 TEST-71, TEST-71M, SET-65, SET-53, SET-53M, 53-65K torpedoes) - Drakon fire control system
2x12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 (96 RGB-60) - Burya fire control system
12 BB-1 or BPS depth charges
18 mines

MR-302 Rubka air/surface search radar, Bizan-4B reconnaissance radar , Donnavigation radar , Nickel IFF, ARP-50R radio direction finder, MG-322T Amgun sonar, MG-339T Shelonsonar, MG-26 Khosta underwater communication system, KMG-12 Kassandrasonar, MGS-407K sonar, MI-110K and MI-110R anti-submarine search station

Complement:83 (9 officers)
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