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Severomorsk. Photo by MuRena from vmf.net.ru

Severomorsk is a Project 1155 large ASW ship.


Northern Fleet


The ship was laid down on July 12, 1984 at Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad under name of Marshal Zhukov; in August 1984 it was renamed to Marshal Budyonny; launched on December 24, 1985, same year it was renamed to Simferopol; commissioned on December 30, 1987. On January 24, 1996 the ship was renamed to Severomorsk.


On March 16, 1989 the ship was visited by delegation of Norwegian Parliament headed by Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.

On June 6, 1989 the ship took part in Northern Fleet's naval show to Admiral William J. Crowe, US Navy Commander.

Since May 15 till December 15, 1990 the ship was deployed in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, paid an official call at Syrian port Tartus. UN official representatives visited the ship.

Since June 25 till August 5, 1991 it was deployed in the North Atlantic, paid an official call at US naval station Mayport.

The best ship of Northern Fleet in 1991.

In 1998-2000 the ship was repaired at Severnaya Verf Shipyard at St. Petersburg, main propulsion engines were replaced.

In September 2004 it took part in Northern Eagle joint RF-US-Norway exercise and called at Norwegian port Stavanger.

In August 2007 the ship was placed under patronage of Kineshma district, Ivanovo region.

In 2011, task unit consisting of large ASW ship Severomorsk, tanker Yelnya, and rescue tug SB-406 was performing anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden since May 8 till Oct 24. Through that time, the crew had covered over 30,000 nautical miles, visited ports of Portugal, Greece, Djibouti, Syria, and Spain, escorted 11 international convoys with 41 vessels including Russian ones.


Speed: 29.5 knots; cruising Ц 14 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 220 men
Total displacement: 7,480 tonnes
Standard displacement: 6,840 tonnes
Length: 163 meters
Beam: 19 meters
Draft: 7.8 meters


Two-shaft, 4 gas turbines, 61,000 shp (2 x 8,000 shp cruising gas turbines GTU M-70 and 2 x 22,500 shp boost gas turbines GTU M-8KF)


2 x 4-container Rastrub rocket torpedo launchers
6-26 mines
8 Kinzhal SAM systems (64 missiles)
1 coupled 100-mm artillery gun AK-100
4 x 6-bareled 30-mm machineguns AK-630M
RBU-6000 ASW rocket launchers
2 Ka-27 helicopters.