Egypt,Red Sea

Khanka was according to the rumors a Russian spy ship and little is known about her history. She has been identified as a ship in the Moma class and had the designation SSV which means she was a "communication vessel" for the Russian navy. She was built in Kerch as Project 861M and launched in 1969. She sank prior to 1985 and rest today on a depth of 5 to 25 meter in the western bay at Zabargad island.

Former names:
Project 861M
73,3 x 11,2 x 3,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1590 grt
Kerch ( RU ) 1969
( RU )

Picture: Russian Moma class, Project 861
Courtesy of Red Sea Wrecks

Last updated: August 2019