|The SSV-33 was the sole Project 1941 "Titan" 'KAPUSTA' class command ship. This 36,000 ton nuclear-powered command ship, built on the hull of a Kirov class cruiser, served the combined roles of fleet flagship, space tracking ship, missile tracking ship, electronic intelligence ship, and communications relay ship. |
Built at Baltisky Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The keel was laid down on July 25, 1981. It was launched in May 1983 and commissioned on December 30, 1988. The vessel was taken out of use a short time later, and as of 2001 was in use as a power plant on the Pacific Coast. There are now plans to either sell or decommission the ship.
Length: 265 m
Displacement: 34 640 tons
Beam: 29.9 m
Draught: 7.81 m
Speed: 21.6 knots
Two pressurised water reactors, model KN-3 (OK-900) with a VM-16 type reactor core generating 171 MWt. The reactors are used in tandem with an oil turbine and together generate 66 500 hp.
Originally designed as Project 1153 - a new nuclear powered full -deck aircraft carrier - construction was suspended in 1983 when 50% completed and put aside for 5 years when when it was decided the hull was too small to launch aircraft and the catapult system designed for the ship failed. The hull was then used for the Ural Project #1941 "Titan" (Nato Codename "Kapusta" ). Officially designated 'Sudno Suyazyy' (Communications Vessel). She has since been laid up and is in used as a powerplant on the Pacific coast.