Gremyashchiy-class corvette

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Class overview
Name: Gremyashchiy class
Builders:
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Steregushchiy class
Succeeded by: Project 20386 class
Built: 2011-present
Planned: 4[1]
Building: 1
Completed: 1
Active: 0
General characteristics
Class and type: Project 2038.5
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 2,500 tons[2]
Length: 106.0 m (347.8 ft) [3]
Beam: 13 m (42.7 ft) [3]
Draught: 5 m (16.4 ft) [3]
Installed power: AC 380/220 V, 50 Hz, 4 × 630 kW diesel genset
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODAD, MTU diesels (and or ZE kolomna Penza RUMO etc)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)[3]
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)[3]
Endurance: ?
Complement: 100
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar: Multi-purpose AESA naval radar mast/system “Zaslon”
  • Surface search radar: ???
  • Fire control radar: Ratep 5P-10E Puma for A-190 100 mm artillery
  • Sonar: Zarya-M bow mounted. Vinyetka low frequency active/passive towed array
  • Navigation: ???
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EW Suite: TK-25E-5
  • Countermeasures: 4 × PK-10
Armament:
Aircraft carried: Hangar for Ka-27 Helicopter

The Gremyashchiy class (Russian: Гремящий – "thunderous") or Project 20385 is an advanced development of the Steregushchiy-class corvette of the Russian Navy.[4] This follow-on project was designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design bureau in Saint Petersburg. The first ship was laid down on 26 March 2011[5] and the official ceremony took place on 2 February 2012.[6]

Programme[edit]

The ships of the Gremyashchiy class are very large multipurpose corvettes, designed to complement the Steregushchiy-class ships already commissioned or being built for the Russian Navy. They have been designed to have an improved habitability for higher endurance missions, and are able to launch cruise missiles.

The Gremyashchiy-class corvettes were designed with German MTU diesels for propulsion.[7] Because of sanctions arising from the Ukrainian conflict, deliveries of MTU diesels beyond the first two units were stopped, resulting in the cancellation of further units. Instead, new units of the preceding Steregushchiy-class corvette are being ordered.

Project 20385 are now being replaced with two new Russian-made 1DDA-12000 diesel turbines from Kolomna Plant at Severnaya Verf in St Petersburg, on 19 May, 2016. [8] Thus German MTU diesels are no longer required.

Design[edit]

The Gremyashchiy-class corvettes differ from their predecessors of the Steregushchiy class by greater dimensions and displacement. They have a steel hull and composite superstructure, with a bulbous bow and nine watertight subdivisions. Compared with the Soobrazitelny, Boikiy, Sovershennyy and Stoikiy ships, which are fitted with Redut air defense VLS system of 12 launchers on the bow, these new ships are equipped with a UKSK VLS system comprising 8 launchers for SS-N-30, SS-N-27 or SS-N-26 cruise missiles instead. The Redut VLS system with 16 launchers has been replaced on the stern. Another difference is the lack of the aft mast above the helicopter hangar, and single integrated mainmast that no longer includes separate open shelves for artillery and navigation radars.

Ships[edit]

Italics indicate estimates

Name Hull No. Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Gremyashchiy Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg 2 February 2012[6][9] 30 June 2017[10] 2018[11] Northern Fitting out[12]
Provornyy Severnaya Verf, St. Petersburg 25 July 2013[13] 2019[11] Black Sea Under construction

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sputniknews.com/russia/201706301055120401-russian-navy-corvettes/
  2. ^ http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/ruspodplav/72462136/118761/118761_original.jpg
  3. ^ a b c d e Henderson, Keith (13 October 2011). "Russian Corvette Steregushchiy". Maritime Propulsion. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ 18.03.2011 (2011-03-18). "Severnaya Verf will build 17 warships for Russian Navy". Rusnavy.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Russian shipyard lays down new corvette | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Russia Lays Down New Corvette | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Russia To Lay Down Two New Project 20380 Corvettes Instead Of Improved Version Project 20385". Navy Recognition. 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Gremyashchiy fully equip with engine". Severnaya Verf Shipyard. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Severnaya Verf Laid Down Project 20385 Lead Corvette Gremyaschiy". rusnavy.com. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Корвет "Гремящий" спущен на воду" (Press release). Severnaya Verf. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "ВМФ России в 2018 году получит от "Северной верфи" сразу три корвета". TASS. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "Готовность корвета "Гремящий" оценили в 65 процентов". flotprom.ru. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Russia Lays Down New Stealth Corvette". Sputnik (news agency). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 

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