Ukrainian frigate Dnipropetrovsk

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Bezzavetnyy&Zhdanov&Magomed Gadzhiev.jpg
Bezzavetnyy is closest to the camera, the cruiser Zhdanov in the middle and the submarine tender Magomed Gadzhiev in the rear
History
Soviet Union
Name: Bezzavetnyy
Ordered: 4 July 1973
Builder: Zaliv Shipbuilding yard (Kerch)
Yard number: 14
Launched: 7 May 1977
Commissioned: 17 February 1978
Decommissioned: 8 September 1997
Fate: Transferred to Ukraine on 1 August 1997
Ukraine
Name: Dnipropetrovsk
Acquired: 1 August 1997
Decommissioned: October 2002
Renamed: 1997
Reclassified: "Technical property" (2002)
Identification: U134
Fate: Scuttled on 12 May 2005
General characteristics
Class and type: Burevestnik-class frigate
Displacement: 3,300 tons standard, 3,575 tons full load
Length: 405.3 ft (123.5 m)
Beam: 46.3 ft (14.1 m)
Draft: 15.1 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft; COGAG
  • 2 x M-8k gas-turbines, 40,000 shp (30,000 kW)
  • 2 x M-62 gas-turbines (cruise), 14,950 shp (11,150 kW)
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Range: 4,995 nmi (9,251 km; 5,748 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 200
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar: 1 MR-755 Fregat-M/Half Plate air/surface search
  • Sonar: Zvezda-2 suite with MGK-345 Bronza/Ox Yoke bow mounted LF, Ox Tail LF VDS
  • Fire Control: Purga ASW combat system, 2 Drakon/Eye Bowl SSM targeting, 2 MPZ-301 Baza/Pop Group
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Start suite with Bell Shroud intercept, Bell Squat jammer, 4 PK-16 decoy RL, 8 PK-10 decoy RL, 2 towed decoys
Armament:

The Ukrainian frigate Dnipropetrovsk is a former Soviet frigate (guard ship) Bezzavetnyy of the Burevestnik-class (NATO codename: Krivak I) ship built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1970s.

Service history[edit]

Black Sea incident[edit]

On 12 February 1988 the ship intentionally[1][2] rammed the American missile cruiser USS Yorktown in Soviet territorial waters while Yorktown was claiming innocent passage.

Bezzavetnyy shown colliding with Yorktown

Ukrainian service[edit]

In summer of 1997 during the division of the Black Sea fleet she was transferred to the Ukrainian Navy, receiving the name of Dnipropetrovsk.

Fate[edit]

Dnipropetrovsk was decommissioned in 2002 and was scuttled in the Black Sea in the spring of 2005.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. 

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