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-278 laid down at the Sosnovsky
Shipyard (yard No.411), commissioned in 1990 and
was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):
||1250 nmi (15,5 knots), 1116
nmi (28,7 knots)
||2x5000 hp M-504B diesels, 2
fixed propellers, 2 D6-150AF-2 diesel-generators
||Mius navigation radar, MG-329
||6-8 533 mm torpedoes