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Project 577 Uda class
Voyenyy Tanker (VT) Military Tanker

By the year 2001 it was expected that this class of aged light fleet oilers would soon be discarded. Ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and Baltic Fleets started exercises off the coast of Syria 11 January 2013. A Baltic Fleet group consisting of the patrol vessel Yaroslav Mudry and tanker Lena docked at Valetta on Malta for storing and to allow the crew to rest. The ships then headed for the eastern Mediterranean, where the two ships practiced stores transfer at sea in day and night and the Yaroslav Mudry carried out anti-submarine warfare drills.

Displacement 7,160 tons full load
Dimensions 121.2 x 16 x 6.3 meters/397.6 x 52.5 x 20.7 feet
Propulsion 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 9,000 bhp, 17 knots
Crew 74 civilian
Cargo 2,000 tons bunker fuel, 800 tons diesel, 100 tons lube oil, 300 tons feedwater, 200 tons water, 100 tons stores
Builders Karamaki Zavod, Vyborg SY. Built 1962-1967.

Name Year FLT Homeport Notes
Terek 1962 NOR
Sheksna 1962 NOR
Dunay 1965 PAC
Lena 1966 BALT
Vishera 1967 PAC

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