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Fishing Boat SRT-129

The SRT-129 is one of the post-war period fishing boats; she is the only one that has been preserved in the northwestern region of Russia. These types of ships (logger and logger-trawler) were first built in Germany from 1939-1944. Then, from 1947-1949, they were completed and transferred to the USSR as reparation. The ships were designed for herring fishery in the North Atlantic with drift nets and bottom trawl in accordance with the practice of trawling from both sides.

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Ships of this type played a great role in fishing during the postwar period. It was those ships that helped Kaliningrad fishers to explore new fishing areas in the mid-1950s and form the famous Kaliningrad fishing school, which made up 11 % of the entire national fish supply during the its productive years. New methods of fishing, storage and processing of fish were implemented aboard the SRTs. About 60 outstanding research vessels (such as the Alexander A. Kovalevsky, the Academik Berg, the Miklouho-Maclay, the Shelf and many others) were constructed in accordance to this standard.

General figures: 
- Overall length – 38.5 m; 
- Beam on load waterline – 7.8 m; 
- Overall height of spars – 17.35 m; 
- Full-load draught – 5.86 m; 
- Displacement – 410 t; 
- Endurance of the ship – 8 140 miles; 
- Power of the primary motor – 300 hp; 
- Speed – 9 knots; 
- Capacity – 110 t; 
- Crew – 26 persons. 





The SRT-129  is the only afloat museum fishing boat with an exposition aboard. It is devoted to the history of Russian fishing fleet.  

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