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Admiral Nakhimov

Admiral Nakhimov. Photo: navyshipgallery.blogspot.com

Admiral Nakhimov is a Project 11442 Heavy Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser (BCGN).


Severomorsk, Northern Fleet


The cruiser was laid down on May 17, 1983 at Baltic Shipyard with the name of Kalinin and launched on April 25, 1986. It came into commission on December 30, 1988. Since 1992 it is known as Admiral Nakhimov.


The cruiser was inactivated on August 14, 1999 for overhaul and modernization and is still at Sevmash Shipyard's wharf wall. Spent nuclear fuel was unloaded from the ship in September 2008.


Propulsion: CONAS; 2 steam turbines and nuc reactor; 140,000 hp
Speed: 32 knots; 17 knots by steam turbines
Endurance: 1,000 days at 17 knots for steam turbines; unlimited for nuc reactor
Crew: 727 men


Standard displacement: 24,300 tonnes
Total displacement: 26,190 tonnes
Length: 252 meters (230 at design waterline)
Beam: 28.5 meters
Draft: 9.1 meters


Missile and artillery armament: VLS SM-233, P-700 Granit antiship missiles
Torpedo and mine armament: ASW system Vodopad-NK, ASW missiles 91-R, 533-mm torpedoes, ASW rocket launcher RBU-1000 Smerch-3, depth charge rockets RGB-10, ASW rocket launcher RBU-12000 Udav-1
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, SAM 9M33M / MA, AD missile/gun system 3M87 Kortik, 9M311 SAM launcher, 30-mm automatic gun AO-18
Aircraft: 3 Ka-27PL helicopters