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Admiral Chabanenko

Admiral Chabanenko. Photo from royalnavy.mod.uk

Admiral Chabanenko is a Project 11551 large ASW ship.


Polyarny, Northern Fleet


The ship was laid down on February 28, 1989 at Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad) and launched on December 14, 1992. It was commissioned on January 28, 1999.


First sea trials started in 1995 and lasted till the end of 1998 due to financial obstacles. The ship had multiply participated in international exercises within the Russian Navy's task forces. For example, in December 2008 Admiral Chabanenko took part in Russo-Venezuelan naval exercise VENRUS-2008. On December 6, 2008 it has become first Russian combat ship entered Panama Canal since WW2.

Since December 6, 2011 till February 16, 2012 the ship was on long-range cruise to the Mediterranean Sea maintaining presence of Russian Navy in key regions worldwide.


Propulsion: 2 shaft COGAG 2 x 9,000 shp cruising gas turbines GTU M-63 and 2 x 22,500 shp boost gas turbines GTU M-8KF
Speed: 32 knots, cruising 18 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 296 men


Displacement: standard 7,700 tonnes, total 8,900 tonnes
Length: 163.4 meters
Beam: 19.5 meters
Mean draft: 5.2 meters, at sonar dome 7.9 meters


Antiship missile system with Moskit antiship missiles and Mineral target designation system
2 Kinzhal self-defense SAM systems
2 overhead launchers of Kortic air defense missile/gun system
130-mm coupled gun mount AK-130
Vodopad-NK ASW system
Udav-1 antitorpedo system
2 Ka-27 antisubmarine helicopters.