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Gyurza-M class artillery boats
UkrNavy U175 Gurza-M.jpg
U175 «Berdiansk» in Black Sea near Odesa
Class overview
Builders: Kuznya na Rybalskomu
Operators: Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Preceded by: Gurza-class boat
Subclasses: uk (Centaur-class boat)
Built: from 2012
In commission: from 2016
Planned: 18
Completed: 6
Active: 2
Laid up: 6
General characteristics
Displacement: 54 tons
Length: 23,0 m
Beam: 4,8 m
Draught: 1,0 m
Speed: 25 knots
Range: 900 miles (12 knots)
Complement: 5
Armament:
  • 2 × BM-5M.01 «Katran-M»

The Project 58155 Gurza-M class — is a series of small armored artillery boats built for the Ukrainian Navy started to be built at the Leninska Kuznya (now Kuznya na Rybalskomu) in October 2012.[1] Originally it was planned to build nine such vessels by 2017. In December 2013 the Ministry of Defense withdrew its contract.

In summer of 2014 construction of Gurza-M was revived and the first two vessels were expected to be completed in fall of 2015.[2] In December 2016 the first two Gurza-M did officially join the Ukrainian Navy.[3] The new military contract is for 20 vessels that should be completed by 2020.[3]

OperatorsEdit

  • Naval Ensign of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Navy: 2 vessels on December 2016.[4][5] At the beginning of February 2016 testing begins in open sea with all equipment.[6] In November of the same year, the tests were successfully completed.[7] In December 2016 both was included in fleet same year.[4][5]

VesselsEdit

Name Producer Hull № Setup date Launch date Commission date Fleet State
BK-01 «Akkerman» U174 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01023 25 October 2012[8] 11 November 2015 6 December 2016[4][5] Ukrainian Navy In Western Naval Base
BK-02 «Berdiansk» U175 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01024[9] 25 October 2012[8] 11 November 2015 6 December 2016[4][5] Ukrainian Navy In Western Naval Base
BK-03 Vyshhorod U176 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01028 7 April 2016[7] 20 June 2017 Ukrainian Navy
BK-04 U177 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01029 7 April 2016[7] 30 June 2017 Ukrainian Navy
BK-05 U178 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01030 7 April 2016[7] 29 June 2017[10][11] Ukrainian Navy
BK-06 Nikopol U179 «Kuznya na Rybalskomu» 01031 7 April 2016[7] 24 June 2017 Ukrainian Navy

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ukraine is completing creation of the River battle fleet. Agency of Strategic Research. 3 January 2013
  2. At the capital city factory in shocking pace are being built armored boats for the Odessa river division of Ukrainian Navy. Dumskaya. 3 February 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Year of Ukrainian arms: smashing "Thunder" and "Missile Shield", UNIAN (8 January 2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Бронекатера «Аккерман» и «Бердянск» вошли в состав Военно-морских сил Украины(Russian)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Українським ВМС в Одесі передали нові броньовані катери
  6. "Поблизу Одеси тестують бронекатер "Гюрза-М"". Народна Армія. 4 Feb 2016. http://na.mil.gov.ua/29425-poblizu-odesi-testuyut-bronekater-gyurza-m. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Закладено чотири броньовані артилерійські катери для Військово-Морських Сил". Ukrainian Military Pages. 8 April 2016. http://www.ukrmilitary.com/2016/04/zakladeno-chotyry-mbak-proektu-58155.html. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Закладка бронекатеров «Гюрза-М» для ВМС Украины
  9. Закладная табличка бронекатера «БК-02»
  10. "Відбувся урочистий спуск на воду чергового бронекатеру проекту 58155". Ukrainian military portal. 2017-06-29. http://mil.in.ua/vidbuvsya-urochystyy-spusk-na-vodu-cherhovoho-bronekateru-proektu-58155/. 
  11. "Ще один новозбудований катер для Військово-Морських Сил типу "Гюрза-М" спущено на воду". Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. 2017-06-29. http://www.mil.gov.ua/news/2017/06/29/shhe-odin-novozbudovanij-kater-dlya-vijskovo-morskih-sil-tipu-gyurza-m-spushheno-na-vodu/. 

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