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
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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
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)
  • 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

The Ukrainian frigate Dnipropetrovsk was 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] nudged the U.S. 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.


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



  • 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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