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. This means she operated as a "communication vessel" for the Soviet navy. From what we can gather from various historical documents, she was built in Kerch as Project 861M and was launched in 1969. She sank prior to 1982 for reasons unknown. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 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