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NATYA-I** (642) class

Country of Origin: Syria

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     (ex-Russian NATYA-I minesweeper design)

 Pendant No.: 642


This ship was specifically built for Syria for use as a training ship (AX). She was completed without the usual minesweeping gear and ASW ordnance. She arrived in Syria in January 1985. She was employed as a training ship until the early 1990s when she was converted to an oceanographic research shi p (AGOR). The hull is now completely painted white.


Active and based at Latakia. The ship is in reasonably good condition.


 Sudostroitel'noye Obyedineniye "Almaz" (Stednyy Neva, Kolpino, Russia


 Displacement:        750 tons standard
                      804 tons normal
      length          200 ft  1 in (61.00 m) overall
      beam             33 ft  6 in (10.20 m)
      draft             9 ft 10 in ( 3.00 m) maximum
 Propulsion:          2 2 Russian type M504 diesels;
                        5,000 total bhp; 2 shafts
      speed           17 knots
      range           1,800 nm at 16 knots; 5,200 nm at 10 knots
 Manning:             65 total + unknown no. of scientists
 Combat Systems
      missiles        2 quad Grail** (SA-N-5) hand launchers
      guns            removed
      radars          1 Don-2** navigation
      fire control    1 MR-104 Rys'(Drum Tilt**) gunfire control
      EW              1 High Pole B transponder
                      2 Square Head** interrogators

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