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-1539 laid down at the Sosnovsky
Shipyard, commissioned on 30 November 1985 and was assigned to the Caspian Flotilia.
1992 the torpedo retriever was transferred to the Baltic Fleet, and in 1998 -
to the Black Sea Fleet.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Range:||1250 nmi (15,5 knots),
1116 nmi (28,7 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x5000 hp M-504B
diesels, 2 fixed propellers, 2 D6-150AF-2 diesel-generators x150 kW|
radar, MG-329 Sheksna sonar|
533 mm torpedoes|