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-997 laid down at the Sosnovsky
Shipyard (yard No.78), commissioned in 1973 and was assigned to the Black Sea
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Propulsion:||2x1200 hp M-50F-4
diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers|
Donets-2 navigation radar|