Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy

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Hetman Sahaydachniy, 2016.
Name: Hetman Sahaydachniy
Namesake: Cossack Hetman Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny
Owner: Ukraine
Operator: Ukrainian Navy
Ordered: 1991
Builder: Zalyv Shipbuilding yard
Laid down: 1991
Launched: 29 March 1992
Christened: 1993
Completed: 1992
Acquired: 1993
Commissioned: 2 April 1993
Renamed: 1991
Homeport: Sevastopol until 2014. Odessa 2014-Present.
Identification: F130
Honours and
Flagship of Ukraine
Status: in active service, as of 2018
Notes: Only large non auxiliary naval vessel of Ukraine.
Badge: Chevron-frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy-(U130)-1.svg
General characteristics
Class and type: Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class frigate (Type III)
  • 3,100 long tons (3,150 t) standard
  • 3,510 long tons (3,566 t) full load[1]
Length: 123 m (404 ft)
Beam: 14.2 m (46 ft 7 in)
Draught: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Installed power: 5 auxiliary diesel generator DGAS-500/1MSh
  • 2 cruising turbine M62
  • 2 jet turbine M8K
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
  • 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
  • 900 nmi (1,700 km; 1,000 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
At least one rigid lifeboat.
Crew: 193
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • MR-760 Fregat/Top Plate 3-D air search
  • Platina-C suite with MGK-335MC Titan-2/Bull
  • Nose bow mounted MF MG-325 Vega/Mare Tale MF VDS
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Start-2/Bell Shroud intercept
  • Bell Squat A/B jammer
  • 4 x PK-16 decoy
Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-27 helicopter (2 max)
Aviation facilities: Hangar for two helicopters.

Hetman Sahaydachniy (Ukrainian: Гетьман Сагайдачний) is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built at the Kerch Shipyard as a Project 1135.1 patrol ship of Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class. She was launched on 29 March 1992 and commissioned on 2 April 1993. Homeported at Odessa since March 2014, she is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.[2]

Service history[edit]

Built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding yard, the ship was intended to be used by the Soviet Border Troops as Kirov. However, on 4 July 1993, the newly named (after Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny) Hetman Sahaydachniy raised the flag of the Ukrainian Navy.[3] She was given the identification number of U130.

In 1994, Hetman Sahaydachniy set sail for France to take part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Hetman Sahaydachniy with Turkish frigates

In 1995, Hetman Sahaydachniy visited Abu Dhabi during the "Idex-95" exhibitions. The frigate was scheduled to visit Norfolk, Virginia in the United States with Kostiantyn Olshansky. Olshansky visited but for unknown reasons the Sahaydachniy did not.

The vessel has also visited ports in Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Israel, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.

Between November 2006 and November 2007, she underwent major repairs in Mykolaiv at a cost of 15 million hryvnia.[4][5]

In 2008, Hetman Sahaydachniy took part in "Operation Active Endeavour" in the Mediterranean Sea.

In February 2013, it was announced that she would be taking part in NATO's "Operation Ocean Shield", an anti-piracy campaign off the Horn of Africa.[6]

Hetman Sahaydachniy joined the Naval Force of the European Union (EUNAVFOR) in early January 2014 for anti-piracy operations. As she refueled in Greece, while Russian forces seized control of Crimea, Russian Senator Igor Morozov claimed on 1 March 2014 that the ship's crew had defected to Russia and raised the Russian flag.[7] Shortly afterwards, independent news organizations reported that the ship was still flying the Ukrainian flag in port in Crete.[8] The commander of the ship confirmed that the crew had never defected to the Russians.[9] She arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on 5 March. [10] The Ukrainian naval command reported that on 14 March, the ship encountered a Russian naval group in Ukrainian territorial waters. As Hetman Sahaydachniy approached the group, they withdrew into international waters.[11] In September, the frigate entered Odessa to undergo repairs.[12] In May 2017 she suffered an engine failure shortly after undergoing repairs.[13] In July 2018 she participated in the Sea Breeze 2018 multinational exercises.[14] On 2 April 2018 she celebrated the 25th anniversary of her commissioning.

Command team[edit]


  1. ^ Гетьман Сагайдачный(проект 1135.1 ) (in Russian). Украинская армия. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Kozhara: Hetman Sahaidachny frigate to join NATO's anti-piracy operation". Interfax-Ukraine. 17 September 2013. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013.
  3. ^ Armashevska, Alain (11 August 2006). Гетьман Сагайдачний: корабель та людина (in Ukrainian). Кримська Свiтлиця. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ Отремонтированный фрегат «Гетьман Сагайдачний» отправился в Севастополь. Есть жертвы (in Russian). 16 November 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  5. ^ Фрегат «Гетьман Сагайдачний» покинул Николаев и направляется в Севастополь (in Russian). ForPost. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. ^ Thys, John (22 February 2013). "Ukraine Joins NATO's Counter-Piracy Operation". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Ukrainian Navy flagship takes Russia's side". RT. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  8. ^ Kolyandr, Alexander (2 March 2014). "Ukraine Ousts Top Naval Officer After He Joins Separatists". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 February 2015. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "News". 2 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  10. ^ Флагман "Гетьман Сагайдачний" прибув до одеського порту під Державним Прапором України. Interfax-Ukraine (in Ukrainian). 5 March 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy forces Russian ships to leave Ukrainian waters". 20 March 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  12. ^ В Одессе начали ремонт "Гетьмана Сагайдачного" (in Russian). 12 November 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Ukraine's Only Major Warship Out of Commission, Funds for Repairs Feared Stolen". Sputnik. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  14. ^ "President got acquainted with the course of Sea Breeze 2018 multinational maritime exercise". 16 July 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  15. ^ Миколаївська обласна державна адміністрація - Новини Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Media related to Hetman Sahaidachnyi (ship, 1992) at Wikimedia Commons