Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko

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Admiral Levchenko in Kola Bay, 2018.
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:
  • 2 × 4 SS-N-14 anti submarine missiles
  • 8 × 8 vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles
  • 2 × 1 barrel 100 mm (3.9 in) gun (AK-100)[1]
  • 4 × 30 mm Gatling guns
  • 2 × 4 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo
  • 2 × RBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers
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 2016 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia / USSR 100 mm/70 (3.9") AK-100 Naval Gun". Retrieved 2014-09-13.
  2. ^ "Russian destroyer to join UN anti-piracy mission off Somalia next week | Russia | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-09-03.

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