Gremyashchiy-class corvette

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Class overview
Name: Gremyashchiy class
Builders:
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Steregushchiy class
Cost: ?
Built: 2011-
In service: ?
Building: 2
Planned: 2
Completed: 0
Active: 0
General characteristics
Class and type: Project 2038.5
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 2,200 tons [1]
Length: 104.5 m (342.8 ft) [1]
Beam: 11 m (36.1 ft) [1]
Draught: 3.7 m (12.1 ft) [1]
Installed power: AC 380/220 V, 50 Hz, 4 × 630 kW diesel genset
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODAD, MTU diesels
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)[1]
Range: 3,800 nmi (7,000 km; 4,400 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)[1]
Endurance: ?
Complement: ?
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar: Furke-E 3D, E/F band
  • Surface search radar: Granit Central Scientific Institute Garpun-B/3Ts-25E/PLANK SHAVE radar
  • Monument targeting radar
  • Fire control radar: Ratep 5P-10E Puma for A-190
  • HOT FLASH radar
  • Sonar: Zarya-ME suite, bow mounted. Vinyetka low frequency active/passive towed array
  • Navigation: GORIZONT-25 integrated navigation system
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") is an advanced development of the Steregushchiy-class corvette of the Russian Navy.[2] 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[3] and the official ceremony took place on 2 February 2012.[4]

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.[5] 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. [6] 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-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. Project Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Note
Gremyashchiy[7] 20385 Severnaya Verf,
St. Petersburg
2 Feb 2012[4][8] 2015[9] Northern
Provornyy[10] 20385 Severnaya Verf,
St. Petersburg
25 July 2013[11] 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Henderson, Keith (13 October 2011). "Russian Corvette Steregushchiy". Maritime Propulsion. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  2. ^ 18.03.2011 (2011-03-18). "Severnaya Verf will build 17 warships for Russian Navy". Rusnavy.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Russian shipyard lays down new corvette | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Russia Lays Down New Corvette | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Russia To Lay Down Two New Project 20380 Corvettes Instead Of Improved Version Project 20385". Navy Recognition. 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Gremyashchiy fully equip with engine". Severnaya Verf Shipyard. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Сразу два боевых корабля заложат на "Северной верфи" в Петербурге | РИА Новости". Ria.ru. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  8. ^ 01.02.2012. "Severnaya Verf Laid Down Project 20385 Lead Corvette Gremyaschiy". Rusnavy.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  9. ^ ""Гремящий" войдет в состав ВМФ в 2015-м". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "2015-2016 20385". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Russia Lays Down New Stealth Corvette". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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