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Missile Cruiser Marshall Ustinov Begins Dock Repair

Missile Cruiser Marshall Ustinov Begins Dock Repair 26.10.2012
Text: RusNavy.com
Photo: Missile cruiser Marshall Ustinov. RusNavy.com
Shipwrights of Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center have placed missile cruiser Marshall Ustinov in the dock for overhaul.

It is planned to repair and paint the cruiser's hull, repair propeller-rudder system and bottom fittings. The ship is to be put afloat in May 2013.

In accordance with a state contract, missile cruiser Marshall Ustinov must be recommissioned into the Navy by the end of 2013.

The state contract for interim overhaul of the cruiser was signed late in 2011. The ship arrived at Zvezdochka shipyard later that year.

The cruiser was laid down on Oct 5, 1978 at the 61 Communards Shipyard in Nikolayev under the name of Admiral Flota Lobov. She was launched on Feb 25, 1982 and commissioned on Nov 1986 under the name of Marshall Ustinov.

Performance characteristics and dimensions

Standard displacement – 9,800 tons
Full displacement – 11,280 tons
Length – 186.5 meters
Beam – 20.8 meters
Height – 42.5 meters
Draft – 7.6 meters
Speed – 32 knots
Endurance – 30 days
Crew – 476 men


16 launchers of Bazalt antiship missile system
2 x 533-mm quintuple torpedo tubes
2 antisubmarine rocket launchers RBU-6000
1 x 130-mm gun mount AK-130
6 x 30-mm gun mounts AK-630M
2 dual launchers of Osa-MA SAM system
8 launchers of S-300F Rif SAM system
1 antisubmarine helicopter Ka-27

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