Russian Project 1241 Molniya-1 missile ships return to Russian-occupied Sevastopol
OLHA HLUSHCHENKO – TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2022, 06:00
Four Russian Project 1241 Molniya-1 missile corvettes with missing hull numbers of the 295th Sulina missile boat battalion are on standby in Sevastopol's Karantinnaya Bay [quarantine - ed.].
Source: Krym.Realii [Crimea Reality - ed.]
Details: The following missile ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are currently in service: Naberezhnye Chelny (hull number 953), Ivanovets (954), R-60 (955). According to official information, Shuya (962) is currently not in action.
Earlier it was reported that one of the ships of Project 1241 was being repaired at the 13th Black Sea Fleet Ship Repair Plant in Kilen Bay.
Since the start of its full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, Russia has painted over the hull numbers of all its ships to make their identification more difficult.
The Project 1241 Molniya [Lightning - ed.] (NATO reporting name Tarantul) missile corvettes comprise a series of Soviet and Russian missile ships built in the Soviet Union from 1979 to 1996 and then in the Russian Federation. Molniya missile corvettes, which are part of the Black Sea Fleet, were built in 1981-1989.
Project 1241 ships were designed to destroy warships, transport and amphibious vehicles, and to increase the air defense capabilities of ship groups.
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