---- Russian Project 1115.1
---- Russian UDALOY-II class

EQUIPMENT CATEGORY: Ships -- Destroyers




Name                Pendant  Launched       Completed  Commissioned   Status

ADMIRAL CHABANENKO  650      Dec. 14, 1992  Oct. 1996  Jan. 28, 1999  Active
ADMIRAL BASISTIY                                                      Canceled


Rated as BPK = bol'shoy protivolodochnyy korbal' (large anti-submarine ship). These large anti-submarine destroyers are similar in concept to the U.S. SPRUANCE (DD-963 ) class. The UDALOY-II is an improvement on the original UDALOY class that is oriented toward anti-surface ship warfare. Only two sh ips of this design were originally intended to be built and were to be assigned to the KGB Maritime Border Guard. After 1991, they were tranferred to the navy. ADMIRAL CHABANENKO was handed over to the Russian navy in October of 1996, but was not commissioned for two additional years. She departed Baltiysk Naval Base on Feb. 24, 1999, and arrived at Severomorsk on March 10, 1999, for duty with the Northern Fleet. The second ship, ADMIRAL BASISTIY, was laid down in June 1989. However, she was canceled and scrapped on the ways in March 1994, prior to launching.

HULL: These ships have a long, low forward superstructure with quad Sunburn (SS-N-22)** anti-ship missiles launchers under cantilevered extensions to the bridge structure, such as in the SOVREMENNYY class . A lattice quadrapod foremast is stepped abaft a short pylon that bears the Kite Scree ch ** gunfire control radar. The foremast carries the Strut Pair ** and Top Plate ** radars. The forward pair of tapered stacks is abaft the foremast. The shorter lattice mainmast is stepped ahead of the after pair of stacks.

ARMAMENT: The UDALOY class mounts the Silex (SS-N-14)** missiles farther forward in a separate launcher than this ship does. Other significant armament changes include the replacement of the two 100-mm gun mounts with one twin 130-mm/70 caliber mount and the fitting of two CADS-1 gun/missile close-in weapons systems (CIWS) instead of the AK-630 Gatling CIWS found on the UDALOYs. Four four-round vertical launchers for the SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles (SAM) are located in a low barbette ahead of the 130-mm gun. The Type 2S95 vertical SAM launchers can provide a launch rate up to 24 mi ssiles per minute. Two more are fitted side-by-side in a separate house abaft the ship's crane; the last two are mounted in tandem in the forward part of the after deckhouse. The ships' torpedo tubes can fire torpedoes or ASW missiles

The torpedo tubes are mounted behind shutters in the hull sides, and there may be a complete set of reloads. Carries 350 rounds of 130-mm and 12,000 rounds of 30-mm gun ammunition. The RBU-6000 rocket launchers are said to be intended primarily as anti-torpedo countermeasures. The 130-mm gun fire-c ontrol radar is a dual-frequency set with laser rangefinder and television adjuncts. The hangar has separate bays to accommodate two Helix (Ka-29 )** helicopters, which are partially lowered into them by elevators similar to the arrangement in the KARA and KRESTA-II classes. There is a control stati on between the hangar bays. A variable-depth sonar is fitted in the stern counter, similar to that of the KIROV** class cruisers.

ENGINEERING: The ship's propulsion plant essentially duplicates that of the UDALOY class . One published source indicates that the gas turbine engines are uprated over those in the UDALOYs, producing a total output of 65,000 shp and an (unlikely) maximum speed of 32 knots.



Active in the Northern Fleet.


 Yantar Zavod 820, Kaliningrad, Russia


 Displacement        7,770 tons standard
                     8,950 tons full load
      length         534 ft 8 in (163.0 m) overall
      beam            63 ft 3 in ( 19.3 m)
      draft           26 ft 3 in (  8.0 m) maximum
 Propulsion:         COGAG M-9 plant: 2 M-8KF boost gas turbines
                       (22,500 total shp each), 2 M-62 cruise gas
                       turbines (7,500 total shp each); 60,000 total
                       shp max.; 2 shafts
      speed          29.5 knots
      range          5,700 nm at 18 kts.
 Manning:            296 total (32 Off. + 264 Enl.)
 Combat Systems:
      helicopters    1 Helix-A(Ka-27PL) ASW helicopter
                     1 Helix-A(Ka-27RT) targeting helicopter
      missiles       2 quad P-100 Moskit-M Sunburn (SS-N-22)** Type
                       KT-190M SSM launchers [64 missiles carried]
                     1 Kinzhal (SA-N-9)** type PU 4S-95 8-round VLS
                       launcher [64 9M-330 Tor-M1/Gauntlet** missiles
      guns           1 twin 130-mm/70 cal. (AK-130) DP
                     2 Kortik (CADS-1) CIWS [2 30-mm type GSH-6-30L
                       Gatling AA and 64 9M-311 Vikhr'-K/Grison
                       (SA-N-11** missiles)
      torpedo tubes  2 quad 533-mm (Type 86R Vodopod-NK (SS-N-16**)
                       ASW and torpedoes)
      ASW weapons    2 10-round RPK-5 Liven' ASW rocket launchers
      mines          2 mine lay rails fitted (unknown capacity mines)
      radars         1 MR-760 Fregat-MA (Top Plate**) 3-D air/surface search
                     1 MR-320M Topaz-V (Strut Pair**) air-search
                     1 MR-212/201 Vaygach (Palm Frond**) navigation
                     1 Fly Screen helo landing control
      fire control   1 Garpun-BAL (in Monolit/Band Stand radome)
                       antiship missile targeting
                     2 MR-360 Podkat (Cross Sword**) fire control for SA-N-9
                     2 3P87 Kortik (Hot Flash**) CIWS fire control
                     1 MR-184 Lev (Kite Screech-C) 130-mm fire control
                     4 Spektr-F (Half Cup**) laser detectors
      sonars         Zvezda-2 suite:
                     1 MGK-345 Bronza (Ox Tail**) bow-mounted low-frequency
                     1 low-frequency VDS
      EW             2 Wine Glass** intercept
                     2 Bell Shroud**
                     2 Bell Squat**
                     2 PK-10 fixed decoy launchers (10 tubes)
                     2 PK-2 trainable decoy launchers (2 tubes)




In September of 2004, as reported by MosNews, the Russian nuclear submarine VEPR became the first Russian nuclear submarine to visit a foreign port, arriving at Brest, France. The sub and the ADMIRAL CHABANENKO -- both from the Northern Fleet -- were taking part in joint Russian-French maneuvers in the Atlantic. The French vessels involved were the destroyer TOURVILLE and nuclear submarine EMERALD from the French Atlantic Fleet.

LATEST UPDATE: 1 November 2004