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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7464 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Hi, I am trying to identify a ship that I saw at Valletta last year.

The name was in cyrillic script.

It was K, (reverse N), (Upside down V), b, A, (reverse N), H.

If anyone could translate, it would be much appreciated.

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User currently onlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2994 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Is this what you read: КИДВАИН ?


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6133 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
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That would be KILBAIN, totally letter for letter translation (although my Cyrillic is kinda rustiy), but I hope it will help you.


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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7464 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

It is very similar.

My first attempt was a bit shaky, as I do not have a Cyrillic keyboard.

КИ(upside down V)bДВИН is a bit closer to the name on the ship.

KI?bLIN seems to be the translation.


User currently onlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2994 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

I assume that first 'b' is Ь...it looks similar, but this is not really a consonant...and I haven't found the upside down V (could it have been the Greek letter lambda?).


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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7464 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Many thanks.

It does look like Ь. The other letter is Lambda.

I may have been misled by thinking that the ship was Russian. I did not consider Greece.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7824 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

КИЛЬАИН ? Sure it wasn't КИЛЬДИН ? The "Д" is a D, not an A but looks like an A and is used in every Russian game and movie title as a gimmick. I googled КИЛЬДИН and got:

http://flot.sevastopol.info/photos/photo_razvedka/kildin_02.jpg

I'm no detective but I think I may be on to something...



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21522 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Did the "b" look like a "b" with an extra bit on top, or like a "B"?

If it's the former, it would be "Kilbain". If the latter, "Kilvain".

-Mir



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
"Kilvain".

That's what I was thinking with the "upside down V" The only thing on Google that comes up is generic Russian navy posts and this thread.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21522 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
That's what I was thinking with the "upside down V"

The upside-down V is definitely an L sound. Sometimes also depicted as "Л"

So, now that I've found my Russian keyboard function, to the OP, which one of these is it?

1) КИЛВАИН

2) КИЛЬАИН

3) КИЛБАИН

4) КИЛЪАИН

-Mir



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7692 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
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I would go with Кильдин, simply because I know that name exists (it is a French female name) and that is how it would be written in Cyrillic.


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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7464 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

DeltaMD90

That is the one.

The writing is the second ot the options that you suggest.

Knowing that ship's name is Kildin, I found the following;

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1403684

My photo shows at least 4 men standing guard on the gang plank, (1 in some sort of camo gear).

Knowing it's role, that makes sense.

Many thanks for everyone's help.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10888 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1119 times:

Not sure if KILDIN is the one...

Marinetraffic.com (AIS ship tracker) lists KILDIN as a Norwegian fishing trawler now positioned in the Sea of Barents.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=259635000

I don't see any cyrillic...

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=9205196

   

[Edited 2012-05-20 09:27:22]


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7692 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1112 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 12):
Not sure if KILDIN is the one...

It is. Here is (yet another) source to confirm, along with the fact that the OP has already positively identified it.

http://flot.sevastopol.info/ship/razvedka/kildin.htm

Part of the Black Sea fleet, and indeed a medium-range reconnaissance vessel. I was probably wrong about the origin of the name though. It seems that there is an island in the Barents sea named Kil'din (Кильдин), and that is probably why the vessel is named so.

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%...0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BD



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7824 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1099 times:

Glad to have helped. Wish I could learn Russian  


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7692 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
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Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 14):
Wish I could learn Russian

What's stopping you?



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7824 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 15):
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 14):
Wish I could learn Russian

What's stopping you?

Time! Also it's very hard because I'm not near any Russian speakers. It's a goal I have later in life when I can settle down stuff...



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