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Soviet communications ship SSV-33
Soviet command ship SSV-33.jpg
The Ural , SSV-33 underway
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Name: SSV 33 Ural
Builder: Baltic Yard, Leningrad
Launched: May 1983
Commissioned: 1989
Decommissioned: 2001
Status: laid up
General characteristics
Class & type: Project 1941 Titan (NATO "Kapusta")
Displacement: 32,780 tons standard; 36,500 tons full load
Length: 265 m (869 ft)
Beam: 30 m (98 ft)
Draught: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft combined nuclear and steam (CONAS), 66500 hp, 2 × KN-3 nuclear propulsion with 2 × GT3A-688 steam turbines
140,000 shp[1]
Speed: 21.6 kn (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph)
Complement: 950 (233 officers, 690 NCOs and enlisted men)

2 × 76mm guns,

Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-32 Helicopter
Aviation facilities: hangar and helipad

SSV-33 Ural (ССВ-33 Урал) (NATO reporting name: Kapusta (Russian for "cabbage")) was a command and control ship operated by the Soviet Navy. SSV-33's hull was derived from that of the nuclear powered Kirov-class battlecruisers.[2] SSV-33 served in electronic intelligence, missile tracking, space tracking, and communications relay roles. Due to high operating costs, SSV-33 was laid up.[2]

The on board radio reconnaissance system was called "Coral", this involved two computer types: "Elbrus" and several "EC-1046" computers.

This ship is mentioned in the popular post-apocalyptic fiction novel World War Z.


  2. 2.0 2.1 "SSV-33 Project 1941." Pike, J.

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Coordinates: 42°55′42″N 132°25′14″E / 42.92833°N 132.42056°E / 42.92833; 132.42056

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