Well, if today is day of Navy good news, here’s another one. The Russian small missile ship of project 21631 “Buyan-M” damaged by the Armed Forces was spotted on the Volga. It looks like it is being towed to a plant in Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan. Although on the Russian forum, where the photos were published, they believe that the ship is being towed to the Baltic, to participate in the parade.
Honestly, in this condition, with the engines out of order and obvious damage from a missile, participation in the parade is problematic.
Although the tactical number and name of the ship are painted, most likely it is Velikiy Ustyug, board number 651. It is a small small-capacity missile gunboat with guided-missile weapons of the near sea zone of the river-sea class. Velikiy Ustyug was assigned to the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Navy. Before the start of a full-scale invasion (of Ukraine), it was transferred to the Black Sea. In total, there are 9 ships of the 21631 Buyan-M project in Russia.
This is one of those bastards that fire at our cities with Caliber cruise missiles. We hope that it will not be returned to service soon. Again, thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Displacement tonnage – 850 tons (standard), 949 tons (full)
Length – 74.1 m
Width – 11.0 m
Height – 6.57 m
Gauge – 2.6 m
Speed – 12 knots (economic), 25 knots (full)
Endurance – 2500 miles
Autonomy – 10 days
Crew – 36 (up to 52) people
Artillery – 1×100 mm A-190 Wagon, 2×14.5 mm KPV, 3×7.62 mm PKM
Anti-aircraft artillery – 2×6 – 30 mm AK-630M-2 Duet
Missile armament – 1×8 UVP 3C14 Caliber-NK, Onyx, 2×3M-47-01 Gibka R with SAM Igla-C or Verba