bennett123
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Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 8:08 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 8:34 pm

Is this what you read: КИДВАИН ?
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 8:49 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 9:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 9:31 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 9:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 10:40 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sat May 19, 2012 11:21 pm

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".

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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 5:33 am

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 5:48 am

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

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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 6:47 am

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 2:51 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 4:20 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 4:28 pm

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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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 5:53 pm

Glad to have helped. Wish I could learn Russian  
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Sun May 20, 2012 6:15 pm

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

What's stopping you?
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RE: Cyrillic Script

Mon May 21, 2012 7:34 pm

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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