Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130)

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Hetman Sahaydachniy, 2011.
Name: Hetman Sahaydachniy
Namesake: Cossack Hetman Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny
Operator: Ukrainian Navy
Ordered: 1991
Builder: Zalyv Shipbuilding yard
Launched: 29 March 1992
Commissioned: 2 April 1993
Homeport: Sevastopol until 2014
Identification: U130
Status: in active service, as of 2016
Badge: Chevron-frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy-(U130)-1.svg
General characteristics
Class and type: Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class frigate
  • 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)
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)
Crew: 180
  • 1 × twin 9K33 Osa SAM missile launcher (20 × 9M-33 missiles)
  • 1 × single 100 mm (3.9 in) AK-100 gun
  • 2 × sextuple 30 mm (1.2 in) AK-630 CIWS
  • 2 × quad 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
  • 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
Armor: Iron
Aircraft carried: 1 × Ka-27 helicopter (2 max)

Hetman Sahaydachniy (Ukrainian: Гетьман Сагайдачний) is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built as a patrol ship of Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class. Homeported at Odessa (since March 2014), she is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.[2]

Service history[edit]

Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy

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.

In 1995, Hetman Sahaydachniy visited Abu Dhabi during the "Idex-95" exhibitions. With Kostiantyn Olshansky, the frigate visited Norfolk, Virginia in the United States.

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] It arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on March 5.[10] 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]

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". 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  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. ^ Миколаївська обласна державна адміністрація - Новини Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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