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Krab directed action

Country of Origin: Russia


This was a moored, medium-influence, electro-acoustic directed-action mine. Minimum distance between mines was 1,615 ft (41 m).


No longer in service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was reached in 1944. It was introduced by the start of World War II (1939).

The service status of this mine has not been reported for years. The Romanian version, the MMMCA (see “Variant,” below), was last reported to be in service in the 2006 edition of the Naval Institute Guide to World Naval...

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