Grisha-class corvette

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Corvette Grisha I.jpg
Grisha I-class corvette
Class overview
NameGrisha class
BuildersZelenodolsk Gorky Plant (340), Zelenodolsk; Leninska Kuznya (302), Kiev; Kirov Shipyard (876), Khabarovsk; Eastern Shipyard (602), Vladivostok
Succeeded by Steregushchiy class
Laid up90
General characteristics
TypeAnti-submarine corvette
  • Project 1124/P/M: 980 tons full load[1]
  • Project 1124K: 1,070 tons full load[1]
Length71.6 m (235 ft)
Beam9.8 m (32 ft)
Draught3.7 m (12 ft)
  • 3 shaft, 2 M-507A cruise diesels, 20,000 shp, (2 shafts)
  • 1 boost gas turbine, 18,000 shp, (1 shaft)
  • Electric Plant: 1 × 500 kW, 1 × 300 kW, and 1 × 200 kW diesel sets
Speed34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • 1 Don-2 navigation radar
  • 1 Strut Curve air/surface search radar
  • 1 Pop Group SA-N-4 fire control radar
  • 1 Muff Cob MR-103 fire control radar
  • Bull Nose low-frequency hull-mounted sonar
  • Elk Tail medium-frequency through-hull dipping sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys
Bizan-4B suite with Watch Dog intercept

The Grisha class, Soviet designation Project 1124 Albatros, are a series of anti-submarine corvettes built by the Soviet Union between 1970 and 1990 and later by Russia and Ukraine. These ships have a limited range and are largely used only in coastal waters. They have been equipped with a variety of ASW weapons and an SA-N-4 'Gecko' surface-to-air missile launcher. All were fitted with retractable fin stabilizers.

The designation "corvette" for these ships was a conditional adaptation as the Soviet classification was a small anti-submarine ship (Russian: Малый противолодочный корабль, romanizedMalyy protivolodochnyy korabl, lit.'Small anti-submarine ship') (MPK). In the Russian Navy, the Grishas are expected to be partially replaced by the Steregushchiy-class corvette.


  • Grisha I (1124.1) – 12 ships built between 1970 and 1974 and decommissioned by 1979
  • The Grisha II class (1124P) were built for the KGB border guard and marked with P for pogranichnyi meaning "on the border". This class was built only in Zelenodolsk and Vladivostok. These ships had a second 57 mm gun mounting replacing the SA-N-4 missile system forward. 17 ships were built in the 1970s. Two were transferred to the Ukrainian Navy and around seven are in service with the Russian Maritime Border Guard.
  • The Grisha III class (1124M) were built in the late 1970s to early 1980s. These ships incorporated several small scale modifications, including a 30 mm gun and new electronics. Thirty four units were built. About 20 remain in Russian service as of 2020. Two ships were in service with the Lithuanian Navy until 2009.
  • A single Grisha IV class (1124K) ship was built in Zelenodolsk. This ship was a test ship for the SA-N-9 missile system and later was decommissioned.
  • The Grisha V class (1124 ME, 1124.4) ships were built between 1985 and 1994. This incorporated further modifications with the twin 57 mm guns being replaced by a single 76 mm gun. Thirty ships were built. About 28 ships remain in the Russian Navy.
    • The Grisha V class (1124 MU) ships were Ukrainian ships built after the dissolution of the Soviet Union among which is Ternopil that entered service in 2006 with the Ukrainian Navy.
    • Currently on the RF ships are being modernized "Tornado 2" combat complex for antisubmarine "Zapad" type missiles firing.[2]


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  1. ^ a b "Project 1124 Specifications". Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ "Rostec Provided New Missiles for Black Sea Navy". 20 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-28.