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SSV-33 Project 1941

The SSV-33 was the sole Project 1941 "Titan" 'KAPUSTA' class command ship. This 36,000 ton nuclear-powered command ship, built on the hull of a Kirov class cruiser, served the combined roles of fleet flagship, space tracking ship, missile tracking ship, electronic intelligence ship, and communications relay ship. Designated a Sudno Suyazyy ["communications vessel"], the NATO designator 'KAPUSTA' means 'cabbage', in reference to the large dome on the forward superstructure. The vessel is laid up in the Pacific fleet because of high operating costs.

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