Minsk

Type:
Aircraft Carrier
Class:
Kiev (Project 1143) (Class Overview)
Builder:
Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod
(Black Sea Shipbuilding Yard)
Nikolayev, Ukraine
Hull Number:
N/A
Ordered:
N/A
Commissioned:
September 27, 1978
Keel Laid:
December 1972
Decommissioned:
June 30, 1993
Launched:
September 30, 1975
Stricken:


N/A
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.


Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
895' 5"
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


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