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Torpedo Retriever TL-1133

Torpedo Retriever TL-1105
Project 1388 / Shelon Class


The Torpedo Retrievers is utilized in support of torpedo exercises. It is designed as retrieve torpedoes in the sea. The boat had their aft ends cut away and are open to the sea, and an inclined deck from about deckhouse to the stern. The retrievers jump into action thenever a submarine or warship has firing practice torpedo. They chase a torpedo as it nears the end of its run, toss a lasso over it and wiggle the torpedo aboard.

Torpedo Retriever TL-1105 laid down at the Sosnovsky Shipyard (yard No.2181), launched on 11 December 1974, commissioned on 31 December 1974 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

In 1997 the torpedo retriever was transferred to the Ukrainian Naval Forces, with rename to Malin (hull number U890).

On 13 March 2002 the torpedo retriever was decommissioned.

Displacement (tons):
Standard: 269
Full load: 310
Dimensions (m):
Length: 48,6
Beam: 9
Draft: 2,22
Speed (knots): 28,7
Range: 1250 nmi (15,5 knots), 1116 nmi (28,7 knots)
Autonomy (days): 8
Propulsion: 2x5000 hp M-504B diesels, 2 fixed propellers, 2 D6-150AF-2 diesel-generators x150 kW
Electronics: Mius navigation radar, MG-329 Sheksna sonar
Cargo: 6-8 533 mm torpedoes
Complement: 20


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