Thursday, September 10, 2015

Udaloy class 1155.1

total operational: 8 
NOR    4        
PAC    4        
* where available
DD Spruance  22      
DDG Arleigh Burke   34      
DDG Udaloy   8        
DDG Sovremenny      9        
DDG Kashin Mod       1
Operational ships.
Ship     Verf     Commission   Fleet   
619 Severomorsk        #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Dec 86             NOR   
Laid: 12.06.84. Udaloy-8. Ex-Simferopol; active Northern Fleet. Refit in June 1998 completing in late 2000. Participating in Kursk salvage operation, Aug 2001       
534 Marshal Shaposhnikov    #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Oct 85 PAC   
Laid: 25.05.83. Udaloy-7 +. Feb-April 2003 took part in military exersises in Indian Ocean. Aug 2005 took part in Russian Chinese military exersises.
Admiral Chabanenko #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        1999    NOR   
Laid: 1990. Ex-Admiral Basistiy.Udaloy II-1. chopped to Northern Fleet after completion of trials in Baltic Fleet, Feb 99; formally accepted by Russian Navy Mar 99; currently active Northern Fleet. To visit Plymouth, England, Aug 2002, for Navy Day festivities. 08.2005 took part in military exersises on Northern fleet.
687 Admiral Kharlamov        #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Sep 89             NOR   
Laid: 7.08.86 . Udaloy-11 +. it was tied up in Boston, MA in July of 1993.           
605 Admiral Levchenko         #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Jan 88 NOR   
Laid: 27.01.82. Ex-Khabarovsk. Refit in November 1999 completing in 2001. Udaloy-9 +      
548 Admiral Panteleyev         #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Jul 91 PAC   
Laid: 28.01.87. Visited Pearl Harbor, August 1995; active Pacific Fleet. Deployed to Pacific and Indian Oceans, Jan 2001. Feb-April 2003 took part in military exersises in Indian Ocean. Udaloy-12 +   
552 (564) Admiral Tributs     #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Aug 85            PAC   
Laid: 19.04.80. Was in reserve in 1994 and had a machinery space fire in September 1995, was probably back in service. Operational 2004. Udaloy-6 +. Feb 2004: official visit to South Korea and China. This visit is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sea battle in the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905    
572 Admiral Vinogradov       #820 Yantar Kaliningrad        Oct 88 PAC   
Laid: 5.02.86. Udaloy-10 +. Active Pacific Fleet; visited Pusan, ROK, in Apr 2000. Accidentally hit by a practice round from one of Burnyy's AK 630s while in port on 10 Apr 2000 (no serious damage or injuries noted). Repaired. Deployed to Pacific and Indian Oceans, Jan 2001. Acted as host-sister ship to USS Blue Ridge during the latter's visit to Vladivostok in Aug 2002.     

D. (tons): 6,200-6,700 tons standard
8,200-8,900 tons full load
Speed (kts): 30
Dimensions (m): 163.0-164.0 meters long
19.3 meters beam
6.2-8.0 meters draft
M./Engine: COGAG: 2 M62 cruise gas turbines, 15,000 shp; 2 M8KF boost gas turbines, 45,000 shp; 2 shafts, 60,000 shp, 29.5 knots; 3'000 n.m/14 kts
Man./Crew: 296
Armament: 2 x 4 Moscit(SS-N-22)
(R: 90 n.m; S: 2,5 mach)
8 x 8 Kinzhal (SA-N-9) Total: 64
(R: 8 n.m; S: 3 mach; r: 10-12'000 m)
2 SA Kortik
1 x 2 AK-130 DP (130 mm)
4 x 6 AK-630 gattl. AA
(6x30 mm; 6'000 rds/m/mount)
2 x 4/533 mm Total: 30
2 x 10 RBU-Udav ASW RL (R: 1'200 m)
Helicopter KA-32
Electronics: Radar: MR-700 Fregat-A/Top Plate 3-D air search, MR-320M Topaz-V/Strut Pair air/surf. search
Sonar: Zvezda-2 suite with MGK-345 Bronza/Ox Yoke bow mounted LF, Ox Tail LF VDS
Fire Control: 2 MR-360 Podkat/Cross Sword SA-N-9 SAM control, 2 3P37/Hot Flash SA-N-11 SAM control, Garpun-BAL SSM targeting
EW: Start-series suite with Wine Glass intercept, Bell Shroud intercept, Bell Squat jammer, 2 PK-2 decoy RL, 10 PK-10 decoy RL
 [crossreferences | armament:]
KA-32 Helix- C Naval helicopter
SS-N-22 Sunburn / Kh-41 (ASM-MSS) Moskit
Gun armament
SA-N-11 Grisom / Kortik (Kashtan)
SA-N-9 Gauntlet / Klinok (Kinzhal)
ASW Udav
ASW Udav
AK 630

Design approved in October 1972. Successor to 'Kresta II' class but based on 'Krivak' class. Type name is bolshoy protivolodochny korabl meaning large anti-submarine ship. Programme stopped at 12 in favour of 'Udaloy II' class (Type 1155.1).

Structure: The two hangars are set side by side with inclined elevating ramps to the flight deck. Has pre-wetting NBCD equipment and replenishment at sea gear. Active stabilisers are fitted. The chaff launchers are on both sides of the foremast and inboard of the torpedo tubes. Cage Flask aerials are mounted on the mainmast spur and on the mast on top of the hangar. There are indications of a nuclear release mechanism, or interlock, on the lower tubes of the SS-N-14 launchers.

Operational: A general purpose ship with the emphasis on ASW. Good sea-keeping and endurance have been reported. Based as follows: Northern Fleet-Severomorsk, Kharlamov and Levchenko; Pacific Fleet-Shaposhnikov, Panteleyev, Vinogradov and Tributs. Vinogradov was in collision in April 2000 but was quickly repaired. Severomorsk deployed to St Petersburg for refit in June 1998 completing in late 2000, and Levchenko followed in November 1999. The fourth of class, Zakharov was scrapped after a fire in March 1992. Tributs was in reserve in 1994 and had a machinery space fire in September 1995, was back in service in mid-1999 and may again be non-operational in 2001. Udaloy, Spiridonov and Vasilevsky have been laid up or scrapped. Kulakov has been in refit since 1990 but may return to service in 2002/03.

On January 28, 1999, the St. Andrew colors were hoisted on the Admiral Chabanenko BPK large antisubmarine ship, symbolizing that this major surface fighter was formally commissioned into service with the Russian Navy. In terms of overall parameters, this ship significantly differs from similar-class ships.
In a congratulatory telegram to all participants in this construction project, Marshall Igor Sergeyev, Russia's Minister of Defense, expressed his profound gratitude to the Yantar shipyard which had managed i in a complicated economic environment i to complete this project, initially launched in the late 1980s, and build a ship which fully meets modern requirements. Igor Sergeyev reminded the audience of the complement of a new ship constructed under Peter the First's behest: "Under no circumstances downmast colors in a battle with the enemy."

The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Yegorov, Baltic Sea Fleet Commander; Alexander Orlov, Russian President's Representative in the Kaliningrad Region; Alexei Zherenko, Director General of the Yantar Baltic Shipyard JSC; as well as Admiral Chabanenko's sons (Andrei and Vladimir) and granddaughter (Irina).

The history of Project 11551 dates back to the 1970s when countries possessing "keys to the seas" came to the conclusion that it was too costly to build large-displacement, single-role combatants. Consequently, the sea superpowers launched the development of multipurpose warships. The concept of a multipurpose surface fighter was also contemplated by Soviet designers. However, a number of production and technological problems prevented them from actualizing this concept at that time, according to Admiral Chabanenko's Chief Designer, Valentin Mishin. In the USSR, two different types of warships were laid down which were designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau: Project 956 destroyer and Project 1155 large antisubmarine ship. In 1979, Deputy Chief Designer for Project 956, Valentine Mishin, was appointed head of the Project 1155 design team. At that time, Udaloi, the lead ship of this class, was approximately 60 percent complete. Following Udaloy's commissioning into service, the new Chief Designer began developing an upgrade package to modernize this series. The first sketches for a new version appeared in 1982. Similar to Udaloi externally, it was nevertheless a new ship.

The novel features included the Moskit antiship missiles, a twin 130mm gun, the Udav antitorpedo system and several anti-aircraft systems. The ship was to be powered by a modern gas-turbine engine and equipped with more capable sonars, an integrated air defense fire control system, and a number of digital electronic systems based on state-of-the-art circuitry.

Working on virtually a new project, the Severnoye Design Bureau specialists obviously kept in mind the U.S. Spruance and Arleigh Burke destroyers (the first of the class was commissioned in 1991). Valentin Mishin says that Admiral Chabanenko, Russia's only multipurpose warship, does not yield in any way to the Arleigh Burke-class ships. By some standards, she even surpasses them, despite apparent delays in commissioning this class into service with the Russian Navy.

Admiral Chabanenko was laid down at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad on February 28, 1989, and was launched on December 14, 1992. Complement boarded the ship in 1993. Captain First Rank Igor Bykov was appointed her first commander and took her out for the first performance trials in 1995. However, acceptance tests were delayed for several years; five shipyard directors were replaced one after another during this period. With no chances to be tried at high seas, the ship landed on financial reefs. The ship, 98 percent complete, was forced to remain within the shipyard's wall for several years. The hull of the second Project 11551 ship, already assembled by the shipyard, was scrapped.

There were three more attempts to turn over the Admiral Chabanenko to the Navy. In 1997, the ship's complement, under the command of Captain First Rank Mikhail Kolyvushko, conducted a large series of trials, however, a shallow creek of funding quickly dried out. The ship failed to complete the State acceptance trials and had to return to the shipyard.

At the end of 1998, the ship was prepared for the State trials for the third time. The trials were supervised by Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov, the Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief. Non-standard decisions were taken to resolve technical and funding problems. As a result, the plan of the trials was fulfilled within the shortest time. According to the ship's commander and Alexander Solomatin, the Yantar representative, the organization of these trials deserved the highest marks. The trials schedule was scrupulously followed: fuel, food, water and drones were supplied as requested and strictly on time. It was the primary task of the Baltic Fleet responsible for the conduct of performance and firing trials of this new ship. A submarine, other ships, and aircraft were engaged in the trials for as long as it was necessary for the Admiral Chabanenko to prove its tactical and technical characteristics.

According to Alexander Brazhnik, Baltic Sea Fleet Chief of Staff and Chairman of the State Acceptance Committee, all Admiral Chabanenko's systems and armament were tested in the course of these trials. The ship fired missiles (17 launches), guns, and antisubmarine mortars. The operation of the ship's air defense system was also tested with various types of aircraft used as targets. The Kamov Ka-27 shipboard helicopter landed for the first time on the Admiral Chabanenko's helicopter pad. These missions were flown by a crew headed by lieutenant colonel Alexander Zherebtsov, who also helped make photographs of the Admiral Chabanenko at sea.

This new ship, whose path to the high seas was so long and complicated, has recently joined the Northern Fleet. After final armament trials, Admiral Chabanenko will start her Navy service. This large antisubmarine ship has incorporated all the tactical and technological advances of the closing age, and can justly be called the warship of the 21st century.

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