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Yuri Olefirenko (ex-Kirovgrad) U-401 Polnocny C class – Project 773 (1994) LOA 267′ / 81.4 m TDISP 1,170 tons (1 active, service since 1994) Formerly Soviet SDK-123 (1970s-1994) Seized 2014, returned, then recently reported as again taken after the Battle of Berdiansk, late February, 2022. Drone footage, however, showed U-401 under attack by Russian forces 2022/06/10, but reportedly undamaged.

U-401 Yuri Українсько-американське_навчання_“Сі_Бриз_-_2016”_(27989817584)
Yuri Olefirenko U-401, 2016. Credit: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Kirovograd U-401Polnocny C Sevastopol 2013

Polnocny-C Ochakiv 2020

Konstantin Olshansky U-402 – Ropucha I class – Project 775 (1996-2014) LOA 371′ / 113 m TDISP 4,470 tons. Formerly Soviet BDK-56 (1978-1996). Seized at Sevastopol during 2014 annexation by Russian Forces, not returned, current use unclear.

Konstantin Olshansky U-402, Exercise Sea Breeze, 2010. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Regan/released, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Konstantin Olshansky Ropucha I Sevastopol 2010

Zubr Class / Pomornik Project 1232.2 Landing Craft Air-Cushioned LOA 187′ / 57 m TDISP 550 tons. (4 built at Feodosia for Soviet Navy, transferred to Ukraine, all retired by 2008) One of these was transferred and continues to serve in the Greek Navy. Other units of the class, not built in Feodosia, are still in service in Russian Navy and the Chinese Navy. Currently these are the largest hovercraft.Zubr class LCAC for PLAN Feodosia 2007Zubr class LCAC for PLAN Feodosia 2011

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