The Poti class was the NATO reporting name for
a group of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvettes built for the Soviet Navy. The
Soviet designation was Project 204 small anti-submarine ships. Built in Khabarovsk,
Zelenodolsk and Kerch, these 66 units were specialized in coastal anti-submarines
control and cheaper than the class Petya or Mirka frigates. They had new D-2B
gas turbines, giving them 35 knots, the best speed ever recorded by a Soviet ship
of this type. Two propellers were mounted in tunnels to give a very shallow draught.
Anti-submarine weapons included four single-tube 400-mm torpedo tubes for
SET-40 anti-submarine torpedoes and two RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.
The artillery weapons consisted only of a AK-725 twin automatic turret 57-mm gun
with the Bars fire control radar. Air/surface situation was carried out with the
help of the Rubka radar, and underwater - with the help of the MG-312 sonar.
ships served on all four fleets of the USSR Navy: 17 on the Black Sea Fleet, 11
on the Pacific Fleet, 22 on the Baltic Fleet and 11 on the Northtern Fleet.
corvette MPK-128 laid down 18 September 1967 at the Shipyard No.532, Kerch (yard
No.821), launched 10 January 1968, commissioned 30 April 1968.
was decommissioned and excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet on 24 June
1991 and scrapped.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (13,75 knots), 2500 nmi (14 knots), 1500 nmi (17,68 knots), 350 nmi (33 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x15000 hp V-1
gas turbines, 2x4750 hp M-504A diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers in hydro-motors,
2x200 kW diesel generators |
57 mm AK-725 (1100 rounds) – MR-103 Bars fire control system|
4x1 400 mm OTA-40-204
torpedo tubes (4 SET-40 torpedoes) – Zummer fire control system
«Smerch-2» (96 RGB-60) – Tyulpan control system
MR-302 Rubka air/surface search radar, Bizan-4B ESM radar system, Donets navigation
radar, Nichrom-M IFF, ARP-50 radio direction finder, MG-312 Titan-2 sonar