Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov

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Admiral Vinogradov underway in 1992
Soviet Union → Russia
Name: Admiral Vinogradov
Namesake: Nikolai Ignatevich Vinogradov
Laid down: 5 February 1986
Launched: 4 June 1987
Commissioned: 30 December 1988
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Udaloy-class destroyer
  • 6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard
  • 7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load
Length: 162.99 m (534 ft 9 in)
Beam: 19.30 m (63 ft 4 in)
Draught: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 89,000 kW (120,000 hp)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 300
  • 2 × 4 SS-N-14 anti-submarine missiles
  • 8 × vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles
  • 2 × 1 100 mm (3.9 in) guns
  • 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 Vinogradov is an Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy; she is currently active with the Russian Pacific Fleet. She is named for Admiral Nikolai Ignatevich Vinogradov.


Admiral Vinogradov was laid down in the former Soviet Union in February 1986 and was launched in June 1987. The ship was commissioned and joined the Pacific Fleet on 30 December 1988. In August 1990, she was one of three Soviet warships to visit San Diego.[1] After the fall of the Soviet regime in 1991 the destroyer joined the new Russian Navy.

Admiral Vinogradov also was involved in patrols in the Persian Gulf alongside UK and NATO ships including HMS Glasgow.

On 17 November 2010, the ship left Vladivostok to Gulf of Aden to participate in the UN anti-piracy mission of the horn of Africa.[2] The ship was seen shadowing several US naval vessels during the RIMPAC 2016 naval exercise near Hawaii.[3] In September 2016 the destroyer participated in the joint Russian-Chinese exercise in the South China Sea.[4]

Admiral Vinogradov and USS Chancellorsville nearly collide

On 7 June 2019, Admiral Vinogradov came close to colliding with USS Chancellorsville. Each side blamed the other for the near collision.[5] Russian sources stated that the incident occurred in the southeast of the East China Sea while US sources named the location as in the Philippine Sea.[5] The Russian Navy claimed that the US ship made a unsafe maneuver, with Admiral Vinogradov forced to change course in order to avoid a collision.[6] The Russian military also claimed to have sent a protest to the US Navy. However, according to retired US Navy captain Carl Schuster, the Russian ship's wake shows that it "didn't adhere to either the rules of the road or the incidents at sea agreement."[7] United States Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss said the Russian destroyer came within 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 m) of USS Chancellorsville, "putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk."



  1. ^ "Three Soviet Warships Sail Into San Diego". 1 August 1990. Retrieved 7 June 2019 – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "Another Pacific Fleet task force sailed off to fight piracy". 17 November 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Russian Destroyer Shadows USS America Near Hawaii". 18 July 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Ship detachment of the Pacific Fleet returned to Vladivostok after participating in the Naval Interaction-2016 exercise : Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation". 24 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Russian and US warships almost collide in East China Sea". BBC News. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ Press, Associated (7 June 2019). "US and Russia blame each other after warships nearly collide". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  7. ^ CNN, Brad Lendon, Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen. "US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific". CNN. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

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