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537 Elbrus Class Large Submarine Salvage/Rescue

An extremely large, complex submarine salvage and rescue ship; by far the largest in the world. Icebreaking hull; facilities for several 'Poisk-4' class salvage submersibles; extensive dive support and firefighting facilities. Builders: Zavod imeni 61 Kommunara, Nikolayev, Ukraine. Possibly employed as a submarine support tender while in port. El'brus not seen at sea since 1984, was stricken 1997-98; sources disagree as to whether the vessel was transferred to Ukraine. Sister Ayudag scrapped incomplete.

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