Kiev Class Aircraft Carriers Class Overview

Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
895' 5" (a)
Engines:
4 steam turbines
Beam:
107' 3"
Boilers:
8 turbopressurized
Draft:
32' 10"
Shafts:
4
Flight Deck:
154' 10" (width)
HP:
200,000
Displacement:
36,000 std. / 43,000 full
Speed:
30 knots
Crew:
1,200 (including air group)
Range:
4,000 NM @ 30 knots / 13,500 NM @ 18 knots
Aircraft:
30

Construction notes:
(a):
Baku length 928' 4"


Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod
(Black Sea Shipbuilding Yard)
Nikolayev, Ukraine

Dec. 26, 1972
Dec. 28, 1975
Fate
On display as an amusement park in Tianjin, China.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod
(Black Sea Shipbuilding Yard)
Nikolayev, Ukraine

Sept. 30, 1975
Sept. 27, 1978
Fate
Sold to a South Korean businessman in 1995,
resold to Shenzhen Minsk Aircraft Carrier Industry Co. Ltd., China.
Displayed as a theme park named Minsk World in Shatoujiao, China
until the company went bankrupt in 2006.
Sold at auction on May 31, 2006 current disposition unknown.
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod
(Black Sea Shipbuilding Yard)
Nikolayev, Ukraine

Dec. 1978
Sept. 1982
Fate
Scrapped
Name
Builder
Launched
Commissioned
Baku
(Later
Admiral Gorshkov)
Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod
(Black Sea Shipbuilding Yard)
Nikolayev, Ukraine

Mar. 31, 1982
Dec. 1987
Fate
(Renamed Admiral Gorshkov in 1991)
Sold Jan. 20, 2004 to India and renamed Vikramaditya however the ship
is still under reconstruction in Severomorsk, Russia.
Planned turn over to India in 2008.


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