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Varyag


Varyag. Photo from ru.wikipedia.org

Varyag is a Project 1164 Atlant (Slava) Guided Missile Cruiser.

REGISTRATION

Pacific Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The cruiser was laid down on July 31, 1979 at Nikolayev 61 Kommunara Shipyard with the name of Chervona Ukraina; launched on August 28, 1983; commissioned on February 28, 1990. Since 1996 the cruiser is known as Varyag.

MILESTONES

Initially the cruiser joined Red Banner Black Sea Fleet and after its separation was transferred to Pacific Fleet.

In 1996 cruiser Varyag was taken under patronage of Tula region and the Russian Orthodox Church.

In 1997 the cruiser took part in training cruise to Korea and Japan; that was the first time in the Navy when churchman Benjamin Bishop of the Far East and Vladivostok was among the warship's crew.

In May 2001 Alexis II the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia visited Varyag.

In 2002 cruiser Varyag became flagship of Pacific Fleet instead of BCGN Admiral Lazarev.

In 2005 the cruiser visited ports of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and China along with PF task unit.

In 2011, task unit headed by Capt 1 rank Sergei Zhuga and consisting of missile cruiser Varyag, mid-size tanker Irkut, and seagoing tug MB-61 were deployed since Sept 20 till Dec 2 and visited Maizuru (Japan), Guam Island (USA), and Vancouver (Canada), took part in 3 naval exercises including two international ones (with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force and US Navy), and had covered over 18,000 nautical miles.

PERFORMANCE

Speed: 32 knots
Cruising speed: 16 knots
Endurance: 30 days
Crew: 480 men

DIMENSIONS

Displacement: 11490 tonnes
Length: 186.4 meters
Beam: 20.8 meters
Height: 42.5 meters (amidship)
Draft: 8.4 meters

ARMAMENT

16 Bazalt antiship missile launchers (ammunition load is 16 P-500 missiles), 2 torpedo tubes, RBU-6000 antisubmarine rocket launchers, 2 130-mm gun mounts AK-130, 1 30-mm gun mount AK-630, 2 Osa-MA SAM launchers, 8 S-300F Rif SAM launchers, Ka-25/Ka-27 ASW helicopter.