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Pytlivy. flot.sevastopol.info, A. Zabusik

Pytlivy is a Project 1135M escort ship (frigate).


Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol


The ship was laid down on June 27, 1979 at Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad); launched on April 16, 1981; commissioned on February 9, 1982.


In 1988 the ship visited the port of Algiers.

In 1991 the ship visited Greek port of Piraeus.

On Dec 2, 1989 the ship was stationed off La Valetta (Malta) securing the meeting of Secretary General of Soviet Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev with the US President George Bush Snr.

Since 1993 till 1996 the ship had been under capital repairs at Yantar Shipyard.


Powerplant: 2 gas turbines, 2 fixed pitch screws
Power: 34,000 shp (total)
Max speed: 32 knots
Cruise speed: 14 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 190 men


Displacement: 3,400 tons
Length: 123 meters
Beam: 14 meters
Draft: 4.5 meters


4 launchers of URK-5 Rastrub missile system
2 coupled launchers of Osa SAM system
2 x 100-mm gun mounts AK-100
2 quadruple 533-mm torpedo tubes
2 ASW rocket launchers RBU-6000
Stern heliport for 1 helicopter