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Koni class is the NATO reporting name for a anti-submarine warfare frigate built by the Soviet Union. They were known in the Soviet Union as Project 1159. 14 were built in Zelenodolsk shipyard between 1975 and 1988. They were originally intended to replace the older Riga class frigates, but were instead chosen as a design for export to various friendly navies. The Koni I sub class were designed for European waters and the Koni II were made for warmer waters. One was retained by the Soviets in the Black Sea for training foreign crews. Only a few of these vessels remain in service today.
The Romanian Tetal class frigates were similar.In September 1996 a former Cuban Navy Koni II Class frigate designated 356was scuttled in shallow water in Cayman Brac. This ship was built in 1984 as one of three Koni II class frigates sold to Cuba to support its Cold War fleet. In 1996 the ship was purchased from Cuba by the Cayman Islands government to be scuttled in Cayman Brac as a dive attraction. The remaining two Cuban Koni II class were expended as targets. Frigate 356 was sunk upright, and initially her deck rested 90 ft (27 m) below the surface. A serious storm in 2004 broke the ship in two, and her bow now lists at a 45 degree angle, while her midships have become a debris field. Before being sunk the ship was renamed Captain Keith Tibbetts after a local politician and diver. It is one of only a few sunken Soviet Naval vessels in the Western Hemisphere, and the only one that is easily dived.
|Name:||Koni class (project 1159)|
|Operators:|| Soviet Navy
Algerian National Navy
Libyan People's Army
|Preceded by:||Mirka class frigate|
|Succeeded by:||Gepard class frigate|
|Displacement:||1,140 tons (standard)
1,900 tons (full load)[
|Draft:||5 m |
|Propulsion:||CODAG 2 diesels + 1 gas turbine,
3 shafts; 35,000 shp total
|Range:||1,800 nm at 14 knots
3,300 km at 26 km/h
|Radar barret-2, Slim Net, Strut curve, pop group, Hawk Screech, Drum Tilt, Sonar - Herkules hull mounted & dipping sonar|
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