Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko

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RFNS Admiral Levchenko DDG-605.jpg
Admiral Levchenko (DDG-605) sailing along with USS Hue City in the North Sea, 2004
Career (Russia)
Name: Admiral Levchenko
Laid down: 27 January, 1982
Launched: 21 February, 1985
Commissioned: 30 September, 1988
Homeport: Russian Northern Fleet
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Udaloy-class destroyer
Displacement: 6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard
7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 19 m (62 ft)
Draught: 7.8 m (26 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 120,000 hp
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 10,500 nmi (19,400 km; 12,100 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 300
Armament:
  • 2 x 4 SS-N-14 anti submarine missiles
  • 8 x vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles
  • 2 x 1 barrel 100 mm gun (ak-100)[1]
  • 4 x 30 mm Gatling guns
  • 2 x Altair CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS
  • 2 x 4 553 mm Torpedo tube, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo
  • 2 x RBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 x Ka-27 'Helix'series helicopters
Aviation facilities: Helicopter deck and hangar

RFS Admiral Levchenko is a Russian destroyer of the Udaloy-class. The ship was laid down in 1982 and was commissioned in the Soviet navy in 1988. After the fall of the Soviet union the ship continued to serve in the Russian navy. As of 2010 the destroyer is active with the Russian Northern Fleet.

In 2010 Admiral Levchenko was part of the Russian operations to combat piracy off the Somalian coast.[2]

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