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Tuesday, 20 September 1983
Page: 1039

Question No. 362


Mr Rocher asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 23 August 1983:

(1) How many warships of the Soviet Union were sighted in the Indian Ocean (a) in 1981, (b) in 1982 and (c) to 30 June 1983.

(2) Is he able to say what is the estimated number of days spent in the Indian Ocean by each Soviet warship.


Mr Scholes —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) 1981, 25; (b) 1982, 18; (c) to 30 June 1983, 6.

(2) Ship/day figures for each particular ship are shown in the following tables :

(a) 1981-

Total

Numbers ship days

SHIP (see note)

Sverdlov Cl 016 1 224 Kashin DDG 562 1 93 Kotlin DDG 785 1 161 Krivak I FFG 646 1 4 Krivak II FFG 678 1 224 Krivak II FFG 789 1 93 Petya II FFL 664 1 6 Riga FF 827 1 129 Kotlin DD 718 1 190 Kresta I CG 032 1 148 Kara CG 730 1 99 Riga FF 819 1 103 Krivak II FFG 712 1 99 Krivak I FFG 699 1 72

14 1,645

SUBMARINE-CLASS

Charlie I SSGN 1 140 Mod Echo II SSGN 1 193 Victor SSN 3 374 Foxtrot SS 6 546

11 1,253

Total 25 2,898

(b) 1982-

Total

Numbers ship days

SHIP (see note)

Kara CG 730 1 90 Krivak I FFG 699 1 138 Krivak II FFG 712 1 90 Kresta II CG 549 1 245 Krivak II FFG 690 1 236 Krivak II FFG 675 1 19 Krivak I FFG 623 1 12 Kara CG 556 1 40 Kiev CVHG 011 1 40

9 910

SUBMARINE-CLASS

Charlie I SSGN 2 149 Mod Echo II SSGN 1 132 Victor SSN 3 302 Foxtrot SS 3 234

9 817

Total 18 1,727

(c) 1983 (up to 30 June 1983)-

Total

Numbers ship days

SHIP (see note)

Kara CG 556 1 76 Kiev CVHG 011 1 17 Kashin DDG 544 1 115 Krivak II FFG 695 1 109

4 317

SUBMARINE-CLASS

Charlie I SSGN 1 38 Mod Echo II SSGN 1 83

2 121

Total 6 438

Note-Only major combatants have been listed, therefore the data does not include minor war vessels (i.e.) minesweepers and patrol craft, amphibious units , or naval/naval-associated auxiliaries (i.e.) tankers and stores ships.