The Mirka class was the NATO reporting name for a class of light
frigates built for the Soviet Navy in the mid to late 1960s. The Soviet designation
was Storozhevoi Korabl (escort ship) Project 35 (Mirka I) and Project 35M (Mirka
Small fast combatant armed with 76-mm gung, torpedo tubes, and antisubmarine
rocket laumchers. The machinery consisted of two shafts with diesels and gas turbines
(CODAG). The propellers were in tunnels (similar to water jets). The main caliber
of the ship is a paired 76-mm AK-726 in two towers on the bow and stern. The total
ammunition load of 76 mm shells on board is 1360 rounds.
The ship of Project
35 had good seaworthiness: it could use weapons with sea waves up to 4 points,
to reduce pitching, special pitching dampers were placed on it, and during the
design a large cruising range was maintained at an economic speed (2000 nautical
A total of 18 ships were built by Yantar shipyard, Kaliningrad,
for the Soviet Navy. In 1970, Zelenodolsk Design Bureau proposed an improved Project
35M. According to this project, one torpedo tube was removed in front of the main
mast, two more RBU-6000 were installed on the aft superstructure and the sonars
were replaced with newer ones. In total, 8 ships were upgraded under Project 35M.
All ships were decommissioned between 1989 and 1992.
Frigate SKR-6 laid
down 10 April 1963 at the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad (yard No.182), launched
06 February 1964, commissioned 30 November 1966 and was assigned to the Baltic
28 July 1967 transferred from the Baltic Fleet to the Black Sea
From 19 July 1976 to 02 March 1978 the ship was modernized at the
Sevmorzavod named after S.Ordzhonikidze, Sevastopol, by the Project 35M.
SKR-6 was decommissioned and excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet on
19 April 1990 and scrapped.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (14 knots), 1400 nmi (18 knots), 500 nmi (30 knots)|
hp D-3 gas turbines, 2x6000 hp 61B diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers in hydro-motors,
1x200 kW diesel generator, 1x100 kW diesel generator |
2x2 76 mm AK-726 – Fut-B fire control system
2x5 400 mm PTA-40-159 torpedo
tubes – 10 torpedoes
2x12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2(120 RGB-60)) – Burya fire control
12 BB-1 depth charges
MR-302 Rubka air/surface search radar, Don navigation radar, Bizan-4B ESM
radar system, MG-312I Titan sonar, MG-311 Vychegda sonar