Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate
|Name:||Admiral Grigorovich class|
|Preceded by:||Burevestnik class|
|Class & type:||Project 11356P/M |
|Length:||124.8 m (409 ft)|
|Beam:||15.2 m (50 ft)|
|Draught:||4.2 m (14 ft)|
|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)|
|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) 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).
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. 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. 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.
|Admiral Grigorovich||Yantar, Kaliningrad||18 Dec 2010||March 14, 2014||2015 ||Black Sea||State sea trials|
|Admiral Essen||Yantar, Kaliningrad||8 July 2011||November 7, 2014||2015||Black Sea||Fitting|
|Admiral Makarov ||Yantar, Kaliningrad||29 Feb 2012||2 September 2015||2016 ||Black Sea||Under construction|
|Admiral Butakov||Yantar, Kaliningrad||13 July 2013 ||2017-18||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 ||2017-18||Black Sea||Under construction|
|Admiral Kornilov||Yantar, Kaliningrad||2017-18||Black Sea||Planned|
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