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The Ugra class
was the NATO reporting name
NATO reporting names are classified code names for military equipment of the Eastern Bloc...
for a group of submarine tender
A submarine tender is a type of ship that supplies and supports submarines.Submarines are small compared to most oceangoing vessels, and generally do not have the ability to carry large amounts of food, fuel, torpedoes, and other supplies, nor to carry a full array of maintenance equipment and...
s built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1960s. One extra ship the INS Amba
INS Amba was the only submarine tender ship in service with the Indian Navy. It is a modified Soviet design built to Indian specifications in Nikolayev in 1968...
was built for the Indian Navy
The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff , usually a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral, commands the Navy...
to a modified design. The Soviet designation was Project 1886
The ships were intended to provide afloat support, including supplies, water, torpedoes, fuel, and battery charging; minimal repair facilities. Often employed as flagships/command ships for submarine squadrons
Seven ships were built for the Soviet Navy in Nikolayev
- Ivan Kolyshkin (launched 30 March 1972, commissioned 27 December 1972)
- Ivan Kucherenko (launched 28 November 1965, commissioned 14 January 1967)
- Ivan Vakhrameev (launched 5 November 1968, commissioned 30 August 1969)
- Volga (launched 30 December 1966, commissioned 30 May 1968)
- Tobol (launched 31 September 1963, commissioned 25 September 1965)
- Vladimir Yegorov(launched 29 September 1962, commissioned 27 December 1963)
- Lena (launched 28 April 1963, commissioned 29 December 1964)
the last two Russian Navy ships Vladimir Yegorov
were scrapped in the late 1990s.
The last active ship the INS Amba
was decommissioned in 2006.
Borodino class training ships
Two ships were completed to a modified (Project 1886U, Russian: 1886У
) design as training ships. They were named Borodino
(launched 30 January 1970, commissioned 16 January 1971) and Gangut
(launched 30 December 1970, commissioned 10 October 1971) and they were also scrapped in the late 1990s.