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Volgodonsk. Central Navy Portal
Volgodonsk (serial number 702) is a Project 21630 Buyan river/sea-type corvette designed to reinforce Caspian Flotilla in littoral sea zone and rivers.
REGISTRATIONCaspian Flotilla. City of Astrakhan
CONSTRUCTIONThe ship was laid down on February 25, 2005 at JSC Almaz Shipyard (St. Petersburg); launched on May 6, 2011; commissioned on December 20, 2011.
MILESTONESRussian naval ensign was hoisted on the ship took place in St. Petersburg on June 29, 2012. Corvette Volgodonsk arrived at basing site in Astrakhan in July 2012.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 28 knots
Operational range: up to 1,500 nm
Crew: 29-36 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 500 tons
Length: 62 meters (at design waterline)
Beam: 9.6 meters (at design waterline)
Draft: 2 meters
PROPULSIONTwo-shaft CODAD powerplant
ARMAMENTNavigational aids - one MR-231 radar, Sigma tactical data system
Radars - one Pozitiv-M radar, one 5P-10 Laska radar for gun mounts and gun/missile antiaircraft systems
Electronic warfare - 2 x 10 launchers of PK-10 Smelyi system
Gunnery - one 100-mm gun mount A-190-01 Universal, two six-barreled gun mounts AK-306, two 14.5-mm machine guns, 1 x 40 122-mm MLRS A-215 Grad-M
Air defenses - one 4-tube launcher 3M47 Gibka with antiaircraft missiles Igla or Igla-S