Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U130)
Hetman Sahaydachniy, 2011.
|Namesake:||Cossack Hetman Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny|
|Builder:||Zalyv Shipbuilding yard|
|Launched:||29 March 1992|
|Commissioned:||2 April 1993|
|Homeport:||Sevastopol until 2014|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2016[update]|
|Class and type:||Nerei / Menzhinskiy-class frigate|
|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)|
|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.
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. She was given the identification number of U130.
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. Shortly afterwards, independent news organizations reported that the ship was still flying the Ukrainian flag in port in Crete. The commander of the ship confirmed that the crew had never defected to the Russians. It arrived in Odessa under the Ukrainian flag on March 5. 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. In September, the frigate entered Odessa to undergo repairs.
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