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Don-class submarine tender
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Fyodor Vidyaev
Class overview
Builders: Nikolayev shipyard
Operators: Soviet Navy, Indonesian Navy
Succeeded by: Ugra-class submarine tender
Built: 1958-61
In commission: 1961-89?
Completed: 7
Retired: 7
General characteristics
Type: Submarine tender
Displacement: 6730 tons standard, 9000 tons full load
Length: 140 m
Beam: 17.7 m
Draught: 6.4 m
Propulsion: 4 Diesel engines, 8000 hp
Speed: 17 knots
Range: 21,000 km / at 10 knots
Complement: 300 to 450
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar: Hawk Screech, Slim Net
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
2 Watch dog ECM systems, Vee cone communication system
Armament: 4 - 100mm guns (4x1), 4 - 57mm guns,

The Don class submarine tender was the NATO reporting name for a group of submarine tenders built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1950s. The Soviet designation was Project 310 Batur.

Design[]

The class were designed to support Soviet submarines on distant operations. They had significant self-defence armament and contained numerous workshops

Ships[]

7 ships were built for the Soviet Navy and one ship was exported to Indonesia

The Soviet ships were mostly named after submarine commanders killed in World War II:

  • Dmitriy Galkin, named after Dmitriy Galkin
  • Fyodor Vidyaev, named after Fyodor Vidyayev
  • Kamchatskiy Komsomolets
  • Magomed Gadzhiev, named after Magomet Gadzhiyev
  • Magdanskiy Komsomolets
  • Viktor Kotelnikov named after Viktor Kotelnikov

Magomed Gadzhiev with Frigate Bezzavetny and cruiser Zhdanov

References[]


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