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Country of Origin: Russia

ship list


 Name        Launched        Commissioned     Status

 BIRIUSA     Nov. 29, 1985   June 20, 1986    Reserve
 KEM'        Nov. 23, 1985   Nov. 24, 1986    Active


Cable ships lay and tend underwater cables for communications purposes and support sea-floor hydrophone arrays. They are supplemented in these roles by several civilian-operated cable ships.

KEM' was overhauled in South Korea in 1994.


Both are active in the Pacific Fleet....

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