Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate

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Class overview
Name: Admiral Grigorovich class
Builders: Yantar Shipyard
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Burevestnik class
Building: 5
Planned: 6
General characteristics
Class & type: Project 11356P/M [1]
Type: Frigate
Displacement:
  • Standard: 3,620 tons
  • Full: 4,035 tons
Length: 124.8 m (409 ft)
Beam: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Draught: 4.2 m (14 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft COGAG;
  • 2 DS-71 cruise gas turbines 8,450 shp (6,300 kW);
  • 2 DT-59 boost gas turbines 22,000 shp (16,000 kW) ;
  • Total: 60,900 shp (45,400 kW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,850 nmi (8,980 km; 5,580 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance: 30 days
Complement: 200
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar: Fregat M2EM
  • Surface search radar: 3Ts-25E Garpun-B, MR-212/201-1, Nucleus-2 6000A
  • Fire control radar: JSC 5P-10E Puma FCS, 3R14N-11356 FCS, MR-90 Orekh SAM FCS
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EW Suite: TK-25E-5;
  • Countermeasures:
  • 4 × KT-216
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 Ka-27PL or Ka-31 helicopter

The Admiral Grigorovich class (Фрегаты проекта 11356Р/М) is the latest class of frigates ordered by the Russian Navy for the Black Sea Fleet. Six ships (two batches of three ships)[2] have been ordered so far to be built by the "Yantar" shipyard in Kaliningrad. The frigates are based on the Talwar-class frigate, six of which were ordered by the Indian Navy and were built at the same shipyard. The Talwar class is in turn based on the Burevestnik-class frigates. The contract for the construction of three frigates is to be completed in four years. The lead ship, Admiral Grigorovich was laid down on 18 December 2010 and was expected to be in service 34 months from that date (October 2013).[3]

The class's original gas turbines were made by Ukrainian state-owned emterprise Zorya-Mashproekt. The company was a center of Soviet maritime gas turbine design and production.[4] The last three vessels remain without engines as of November-December 2014.

But after the Russian seizure of Crimea and incursions into Donetsk/Luhansk, Ukraine would no longer supply the engines.[5] Instead Russian manufacturer Saturn was initially asked to supply alternative M90FP turbines. However these cannot be completed before 2019-2020, and this delay seemingly means the Navy would rather use the funds elsewhere. Thus Russia is now hoping to find an export customer for the final three vessels. "The Defence Ministry is reallocating the money, initially set aside for the other three frigates, to the construction of other ships it badly needs."

On 9 December 2015 it was announced that the lead vessel was being sent from the Baltic to the Northern Fleet for the next stage of state tests. Some weapons firings are not possible in the Baltic.[6]

Ships[edit]

Name Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Condition Notes
Admiral Grigorovich Yantar, Kaliningrad 18 Dec 2010 March 14, 2014[7] 2015 [2] Black Sea State sea trials
Admiral Essen Yantar, Kaliningrad 8 July 2011[8][9] November 7, 2014[10] 2015 Black Sea Fitting
Admiral Makarov [11][12][13] Yantar, Kaliningrad 29 Feb 2012[14][15] 2 September 2015[16] 2016 [2] Black Sea Under construction
Admiral Butakov Yantar, Kaliningrad 13 July 2013 [17] 2017-18[2] Black Sea Under construction Second batch of three ships will feature a different power-plant because of the Ukrainian crisis
Admiral Istomin Yantar, Kaliningrad 15 November 2013 [18] 2017-18[2] Black Sea Under construction
Admiral Kornilov Yantar, Kaliningrad 2017-18[2] Black Sea Planned

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Admiral Grigorovich". Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Интервью врио генерального директора завода "Янтарь" Олега Шумакова". 
  3. ^ "В Калининграде заложили первый фрегат нового проекта для ВМФ РФ | Оборона и безопасность | Лента новостей "РИА Новости"". Rian.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  4. ^ http://news.usni.org/2015/06/10/russian-navy-faces-surface-modernization-delays-without-ukrainian-engines-officials-pledge-to-sue
  5. ^ Jane's Defence Weekly, http://www.janes.com/article/55284/russia-hoping-to-export-three-sanction-hit-admiral-grigorovich-class-frigates
  6. ^ http://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=397665
  7. ^ http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140314/188432750/Russia-Floats-Out-New-Frigate-for-Black-Sea-Fleet.html
  8. ^ "На заводе "Янтарь" началось строительство корабля для ВМФ России | Калининград.Ru". Kaliningrad.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  9. ^ ""Адмирал номер два": фоторепортаж "Нового Калининграда.Ru" - Новый Калининград .Ru". Newkaliningrad.ru. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  10. ^ "Admiral Essen frigate to be handed to Russian Navy by end of 2015". ITAR TASS. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  11. ^ 08.12.2010 (2010-12-13). "Новые фрегаты для ВМФ России получат имена царских адмиралов". Flot.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  12. ^ 20.12.2010 (2010-12-20). "First frigate of the new project was laid down in Kaliningrad for Russian Navy". Rusnavy.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  13. ^ "New frigate laid down at Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad" (in Russian). Itar-Tass. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  14. ^ "Флоту – новый фрегат". Redstar.ru. 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  15. ^ "Russia to Lay Down New Frigate for Navy | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  16. ^ http://www.flotprom.ru/2015/Янтарь28/
  17. ^ "Russia Lays Down New Frigate for Black Sea Fleet | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.ria.ru. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  18. ^ "Baltic Shipyard Starts Work on New Frigate for Russian Navy". RIA Novosti. 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 

External links[edit]

"RIA Novosti: a new frigate is laid down in Kaliningrad for the Russian Navy (in Russian)". RIA Novosti. December 18, 2010.