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Admiral Lazarev

Admiral Lazarev. Photo from en.wikipedia.org

Admiral Lazarev is a Project 1144 Orlan Heavy Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser.


Pacific Fleet


The cruiser was laid down on July 27, 1978 at Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad with the name of Frunze, launched on May 26, 1981, commissioned in December 1984. Since April 22, 1992 it is known as Admiral Lazarev.


In 1985 the cruiser performed a cruise to Vladivostok having visited Angola, Yemen and Vietnam.

In July 1999 it was withdrawn from operational use and prepared for utilization due to money scarcity for overhaul.

On December 6, 2002 there was a fire in an uninhabited crew room when the cruiser was at Fokino naval base in Strelok Bay. The fire was localized and brought under control.

In 2004-2005 the components of nuclear propulsion plant were discharged from the cruiser.

The cruiser is currently at Strelok Bay.


Speed: 31 knots (17 knots by steam turbines)
Endurance: 1,000 days at 17 knots by steam turbines; unlimited by nuc reactor
Crew: 727 men


Standard displacement: 24,300 tonnes
Total displacement: 26,190 tonnes
Extreme length: 252 meters
Extreme beam: 28.5 meters
Extreme draft: 9.1 meters


Nuclear propulsion plant; 2 reactors; 2 auxiliary boilers; 2 turbines; 2 five-blade screws.


Artillery armament: 2 130-mm gun mounts AK-130 (840), 8 630-mm gun mounts AK-630AD (48,000)
Torpedoes and mines: 10 torpedo tubes (20 torpedoes or Volgopad-NK ASW rockets), 1 ATDS Udav-1 (40 ASW rockets), RBU-1000 Smerch-3 ASW system launchers, RGB-10 depth charge rockets, RBU-12000 Udav-1 antisubmarine rocket launcher
Missile armament: 20 Granit antiship missile launchers (20 missiles)
Antiaircraft armament: VLS B-203A of S-300F Fort / Fort-M SAM sys, SAM 48N6E / 48N6E2, ZIF-122 launcher for 4K33 Osa-M / MA SAM sys, 9M33M / MA SAM, AD missile/gun system 3M87 Kortik, 9M311 SAM launcher, 30-mm automatic gun AO-18
Aircraft: 3 Ka-27PL or Ka-25RT helicopters