Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov

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Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK 543) at sea
Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK 543) at sea
Career (Russia)
Name: Marshal Shaposhnikov
Launched: 1985
Status: In active service
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: 19.3 m (63 ft)
Draught: 7.8 m (26 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 120,000 hp
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) 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 1 100 mm guns
  • 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

Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK 543) is an Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy laid down in 1985. The vessel serves in the Russian Pacific Fleet. Her namesake is Boris Shaposhnikov.

Operational history[edit]

On 6 April 2003, Marshal Shoposhnikov left port, along with Admiral Panteleyev and the tanker Vladir Koechitsky, to start a deployment to the Indian Ocean, where exercises with the Indian Navy were planned for May 2003.[1] A number of Black Sea Fleet ships, plus, possibly, cruise missile submarines, joined the deployment.

Close-up of the "submarine chaser" Marshal Shaposhnikov in 2008

On 6 May 2010, Russian Naval Infantry from Marshal Shaposhnikov rescued the hijacked tanker MV Moscow University. The entire crew escaped unharmed.[2] Moscow University had been hijacked by Somali pirates on 5 May 2010 off Socotra Island.[3] The commandos from Marshal Shaposhnikov detained 10 pirates and killed one during the release of the tanker.[4]

In November 2014, Marshal Shaposhnikov was part of a four-ship deployment to international waters off Australia.[5] The deployment was believed to be linked to the 2014 G-20 Brisbane summit and growing tensions between the two nations.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Scott, 'Russia deploys naval squadron to Indian Ocean,' Jane's Defence Weekly, 16 April 2003, p.6
  2. ^ Ferris-Rotman, Amie (6 May 2010). "Russian warship frees hijacked tanker, no one hurt". Reuters. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pirates attack Russian oil tanker off Somalia coast". BBC News Online. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Russian destroyer frees tanker, captures pirates". The Raw Story. Retrieved 6 May 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Nicholson, Brendan; Martin, Sarah & Markson, Sharri (13 November 2014). "Troubled waters as Russians send warships". The Australian Business Review. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 

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