Russian frigate Admiral Essen

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Admiral Essen in 2016
History
Russia
Name: Admiral Essen
Namesake: Nikolai Essen
Builder: Yantar Shipyard
Laid down: 8 July 2011[1][2]
Launched: 7 November 2014[3]
Commissioned: 7 June 2016[4]
Identification: 751
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate
Displacement:
Length: 124.8 m (409 ft)
Beam: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Draught: 4.2 m (14 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft COGAG;
  • 2 DS-71 cruise gas turbines 8,450 shp (6,300 kW);
  • 2 DT-59 boost gas turbines 22,000 shp (16,000 kW) ;
  • Total: 60,900 shp (45,400 kW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4,850 nmi (8,980 km; 5,580 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance: 30 days
Complement: 200
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Air search radar: Fregat M2M
  • Surface search radar: 3Ts-25 Garpun-B, MR-212/201-1, Nucleus-2 6000A
  • Fire control radar: JSC 5P-10 Puma FCS, 3R14N-11356 FCS, MR-90 Orekh SAM FCS
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EW Suite: TK-25-5;
  • Countermeasures:
  • 4 × KT-216
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-27 series helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar for one helicopter

Admiral Essen is a frigate of the Admiral Grigorovich class of the Russian Navy. It is based with the Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol.

Service[edit]

In May and September 2017, in the course of the Russian military campaign in Syria, Admiral Essen hit targets in Syria by launching Kalibr cruise missiles.[6][7]

On 25 August 2018, the Black Sea Fleet said Admiral Essen, along with similar frigate Admiral Grigorovich, were making a ″planned passage from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea″ to join the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean task force.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "На заводе «Янтарь» началось строительство корабля для ВМФ России (фото)" (in Russian). Kaliningrad.ru. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ ""Адмирал номер два": фоторепортаж "Нового Калининграда.Ru"" (in Russian). Newkaliningrad.ru. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Admiral Essen frigate to be handed to Russian Navy by end of 2015". ITAR TASS. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. ^ Novichkov, Nikolai (9 June 2016). "Russian Navy receives Admiral Essen frigate". janes.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ https://rg.ru/2017/04/15/reg-ufo/rossijskaia-raketa-cirkon-dostigla-vosmi-skorostej-zvuka.html
  6. ^ "Атака с моря: фрегат ВМФ ударил "Калибрами" по боевикам в Сирии". RIA Novosti. 5 September 2017.
  7. ^ Russian frigate & submarine fire 4 cruise missiles at ISIS targets near Palmyra – MoD RT, 31 may 2017.
  8. ^ Black Sea Fleet missile frigates to join Russia’s Mediterranean task force TASS, 25 August 2018.