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Russian missile ship Serpukhov on fire in Kaliningrad region, source says

Russian missile ship Serpukhov on fire in Kaliningrad region, source says Russian missile ship Serpukhov on fire in Kaliningrad region (

A fire broke out on the Russian missile ship Serpukhov in the Kaliningrad region, causing significant damage, according to RBC-Ukraine source within special services.

The source says the fire engulfed the Serpukhov on April 7. It is a small missile ship of Project 21631 Buyan-M (the fifth ship in the series).

The missile carrier was burning at the military naval base Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation. The source did not specify the cause of the fire.

About the ship

Serpukhov is a small missile ship of Project 21631 Buyan-M. Until the end of 2016, it was part of the Black Sea Fleet. Since 2017, it has been part of the Baltic Fleet.

The ship was named after the city of Serpukhov and was launched on April 3, 2015.

Displacement - 949 tons, length - 74.1 m, width - 11 m, height - 6.57 m, draft - 2.6 m. Crew - 32 people. Maximum speed - 25 knots. Range - 2500 miles (at a speed of 12 knots). Autonomy - at least 10 days.

According to open sources, the ship is equipped with a vertical launch system (VLS) 3S14 for 8 Onyx cruise missiles, with plans for the 3M22 Zircon and Kalibr, allowing strikes with these missiles at ground targets up to 1500 km (with non-nuclear warheads) or according to other data, up to 2000 km.

The ship's artillery armament includes one 100 mm AU A-190 Universal and one 30 mm automatic AU AK-630M-2 Duet with two six-barrel guns that can rotate. The missile ship also has two SAM launchers 3M-47 Gibka, two 14.5 mm, and three 7.62 mm machine guns.

Russia losing ships

Since the full-scale war against Ukraine began, the Russians have already lost many ships, including those of the Black Sea Fleet. Recently, the Ukrainian military attacked large landing ships in Crimea, Yamal and Azov.

The Ukrainian Navy also confirmed the damage to the Russian medium reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs.

On March 24, Ukrainian forces hit with a missile the large landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, which Russia stole from Ukraine in 2014 during the occupation of Crimea.

As the spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy Dmytro Pletenchuk said in a comment to RBC-Ukraine, since the beginning of the full-scale war, Ukrainian fighters destroyed 4 large landing ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, leaving the occupiers with 5 amphibious assault ships in operation.