Thursday , September 29 2022

Three Russian Navy ships complete Vietnam tour


Three ships of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet have completed their three-day visit to Vietnam’s central Khanh Hoa Province on Tuesday.

Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov, corvette Gremyashchy and oil tanker Pechenga led by Colonel Alexey Anciferov had docked at the strategic naval base at Cam Ranh Bay in Khanh Hoa from June 25 to 28.

During their stay, the Russian officers and crew members played sports with their Vietnamese counterparts at the High Command of Region 4 of the Vietnam People’s Navy, which oversees the waters off the central coast.

They also visited several cultural and historic sites in Nha Trang.

Destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov belongs to the Soviet designation Project 1155 Fregat and Russian designation Project 11551 Fregat-M, which are a series of anti-submarine guided-missile destroyers built for the Soviet Navy, seven of which are currently in service with the Russian Navy.

Commissioned in 1985, the destroyer has a length of 163 meters, a beam of 19.3 meters, and a draught of 7.8 meters. She can reach a top speed of 35 knots (65 kph) and has a crew of 300 sailors.

In 2017 the ship received upgrades to its weapon systems and sensors. The upgrade included 16x 3S14 VLS cells for either Kalibr, Oniks or Zircon cruise missiles and two 3S24 quadruple launchers for 3M24 anti-ship missiles.

Gremyashchiy is the lead ship of the Gremyashchiy-class corvettes of the Russian Navy. It is 106 meters long, and has a beam of 13 meters and a draught of five meters.

The ship is armed with an A-190 Arsenal naval gun and eight launchers for either Kalibr, Oniks or Zircon anti-ship/cruise missiles, and two anti-submarine torpedoes.

The Redut VLS system with 16 launchers is placed on its stern.

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