By TASS Russian news agency
“The frigate was moved from the slipway to the floating dock in late March. The bulb cowl is being assembled, as well as masts, shafts and bossing. The painting of the underwater hull is nearing completion. The quality is controlled by the military representative office,”
Severnaya verf Shipyard
The Admiral Golovko second serial frigate of project 22350 (factory #923) was laid on February 1, 2012. The Admiral Gorshkov lead frigate became operational in 2018. The Admiral Kasatonov first serial frigate is undergoing trials in the Barents Sea.
Frigates of project 22350 are designated to fight submarines and warships in oceans and seas and to repel air attacks both independently and within formations. The hull of the frigates is flush-decked. It has a three-island superstructure, one mast-turret and one steel funnel. Stealth technologies were used in the construction to make the warship practically invisible for the radars of the potential adversary. The displacement is close to 4450 tons, the length is 135 meters. Diesel gas-turbine power plant has a capacity of 65000 horsepower. The warship is armed with a new 130mm artillery gun A-192, anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft missiles, including Kalibr and Poliment-Redut. It can carry Ka-27 helicopter or its modifications.
Naval News comments:
Three more frigates of the class are under construction at the Northern Shipyard:
- Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov (serial number 924, keel laid on November 14, 2013),
- Admiral Amelko (serial number 925, keel laid on April 23, 2019).
- Admiral Chichagov (serial number 926, keel laid on April 23, 2019 as well).
Keel laying for two more project 22350 frigates are rumored to be planned for April 28, 2020, at the Northern Shipyard.