Russian cruiser Marshal Ustinov
Marshal Ustinov leaving Norfolk, Virginia, 1989
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[update]|
|Class & type:||Slava-class cruiser|
The RFS Marshal Ustinov , Маршал Устинов, is a Slava-class cruiser of the Russian Navy. The Russian name for the ship type is Gvardeysky Raketnyy Kreyser (GRKR), meaning "Guards Missile Cruiser". She is named after Dmitriy Ustinov, a former Soviet Minister of Defence.
Hull number 070 was laid down at the 61 Kommuna #445 Yard, Nikolayev (Mykolaiv) in 1978 as the second Slava class ship. She was launched in 1982 and commissioned in the Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet four years later in 1986.
In 1994, then commissioned in the Russian Northern Fleet, the Marshal Ustinov was laid up somewhere in the Baltic awaiting extensive repairs. In December 1996, the People's Republic of China bought two Sovremenny class destroyers, and the income from this sale made it possible to pay for the $169 million repairs to the Ustinov.
- "Refitted Slava class guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov to rejoin Russian Fleet in 2015". December 16, 2013.