Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko

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RFNS Admiral Levchenko DDG-605.jpg
Admiral Levchenko (foreground) sailing along with USS Hue City in the North Sea, 2004
History
Russia
Name: Admiral Levchenko
Laid down: 27 January 1982
Launched: 21 February 1985
Commissioned: 30 September 1988
Homeport: Russian Northern Fleet
Identification: DDG-605
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Udaloy-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard
  • 7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load
Length: 163 m (535 ft)
Beam: 19 m (62 ft)
Draught: 7.8 m (26 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 89,000 kW (120,000 hp)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 10,500 nmi (19,400 km; 12,100 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 300
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 2 x Ka-27 'Helix'series helicopters
Aviation facilities: Helicopter deck and hangar

Admiral Levchenko is a Russian destroyer of the Udaloy class. The ship was laid down in 1982 and was commissioned in the Soviet navy in 1988. After the fall of the Soviet union the ship continued to serve in the Russian navy. As of 2010 the destroyer is active with the Russian Northern Fleet.

In 2010 Admiral Levchenko was part of the Russian operations to combat piracy off the Somalian coast.[2]

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