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Admiral Gorshkov-class frigate
Admiral Gorshkov class frigate, nearing completion
Class overview
Builders: Severnaya Verf (Northern Wharf Shipyard), St. Petersburg
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Neustrashimy-class frigate
Building: 2
Planned: 15-20
Completed: 1
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Frigate
Type: Project 22350
Displacement: 4,500 tonnes (full)
Length: up to 130 m (427 ft)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Propulsion: CODAG with 2 shafts;
two М90ФР gas turbines 27,500 shp (20,500 kW);
two 10Д49 diesels 5,200 shp (3,900 kW);
Total: 65,000 shp (48,000 kW)
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Range: 4000 nmi at 14 knots (26 km/h)
Endurance: 30 days [2]
Complement: 180-210
Sensors and
processing systems:

Air search radar: Furke 2, Poliment search & targeting radar
Surface search radar: ?
Fire control radar: 5P-10 Puma for A-192M[citation needed]
Sonar: Zarya M hull mounted sonar suite, Vinyetka towed array sonar[citation needed]

Navigation: ?

1 x 130mm Arsenal A-192M naval gun
2 x 8 UKSK VLS cells fitted with Oniks (SS-N-26) and/or Kalibr (SS-N-27) family of missiles
28 Redut VLS cells fitted with 4 9M96D missiles each, 112 missiles in total
2 x Palash CIWS
324mm torpedo tubes for Paket ASW system

2 x 14.5mm MPTU mounted KPV machine guns
Aircraft carried: 1 x Ka-27 series helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar for one helicopter

The Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates, also known as Project 22350, are a class of frigate of the Russian Navy. They have been designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau, Saint Petersburg, the lead ship being named after Sergey Gorshkov.


Project 22350 is the effective successor of the Krivak class. Unlike their Soviet-era predecessors the new ships are purposefully designed to perform multiple roles. The ships are to be able to execute long-range strikes, conduct anti-submarine warfare and to carry out escort missions.


The Russian Navy has set a requirement for 20-30 such ships.[3] The design of the ship, developed by Severnoye PKB (Northern Design Bureau) FSUE in St. Petersburg, was approved by Naval Command in July 2003.[4] The plan is to fully replace the older Project 956 Sovremenny class destroyers and Project 1135 Burevestnik class frigates in four Russian fleets.[5]

The lead ship, Admiral Gorshkov (actual name Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov), was laid down on 1 February 2006 in Severnaya Verf Shipyard at St. Petersburg.[6] In late October 2008 the Russian deputy prime minister, Sergei Ivanov, announced that the first ship in the class would be ready by 2011. He said the timely construction of combat ships is a priority task of the Russian shipbuilding industry.[6] The lead ship completion date was announced first as 2009, but later as 2010, and then as 2011. Latest report states that the frigate will join the Russian Navy in November 2013.[7]

On 24 June 2009, during the "МВМС-IMDS 2009" International Naval Expo, the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, announced that the production of a second Admiral Gorshkov class frigate would begin at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg by the end of the year.[8] In November 2009 the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St Petersburg announced that it would start the construction of the second ship of the class Admiral Kasatonov on 26 November.[9] The ship was laid down in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Russian Navy, the St. Petersburg administration, and Admiral Igor Kasatonov - the son of the ship's namesake, Vladimir Kasatonov. Admiral Kasatonov is expected to join the fleet in 2014.[10]

The first frigate was floated out of the launch dock on 29 October 2010. The ship was only 40 percent complete and then began to be fitted out.[11] At present, main mechanical equipment and systems providing safe launching has been installed, including a combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) powerplant, gear assemblies, drive shafts and screws, and electric power supply facilities. Further works will be performed at the shipyard's fitting quay.[12]

On August 21, 2012, the Severnaya Verf shipyard announched that it had taken out two four-year loans worth RUB 16.23bn (approx. USD 509.88m) from state-owned Sberbank. The money will be used on the construction of the Admiral Gorshkov class.[13]

Between twenty and thirty ships are to be constructed for the Russian Navy. The Northern Wharf Shipyard has thus far announced having received orders for six units.[14]


Name Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 1 Feb 2006[3] 29 Oct 2010[11][12] Expected 2013 [7] Northern [15] Fitting out
Fleet Admiral Kasatonov Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 26 Nov 2009 Expected 2014[16] Northern Under construction
Admiral Golovko Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 1 Feb 2012[17][18] Northern [19] Ordered
Admiral Isakov[20] Northern Shipyard, St. Petersburg 2012[21] Ordered

Export variant[]

On 3 November 2010, during the international exhibition Euronaval-2010, United Shipbuilding Corporation presented an export version of the frigate, named Project 22356.[22][23]


  1. 01.02.2012 (2012-02-01). "Frigate Admiral Golovko Keel-Laid at Severnaya Verf". Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. 15.10.2010 (2011-11-02). "Export variant of newest Russian frigate was presented at Euronaval-2010". Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 26.02.2010 (2010-02-26). "Russian Navy to get Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov in 2011". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  4. John Pike. "Project 22350 Admiral Sergei Gorshkov". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  5. 29.10.2010 (2010-10-29). "Фрегат "Адмирал Горшков" в составе ВМФ сохранит присутствие России в мировом океане". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Russia to float out new missile frigate in 2011 | Russia | RIA Novosti". 2008-10-30. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  7. 7.0 7.1
  8. "Construction of 2nd Adm. Gorshkov class frigate to start in 2009 | Defense | RIA Novosti". 2009-06-24. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  9. "Russia starts construction of 2nd Adm. Gorshkov class frigate | Russia | RIA Novosti". 2009-11-24. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  10. 25.11.2009 (2009-11-25). "First Russian serial frigate will be built at Severnaya Verf". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Russia floats out first of new class of frigate | Defense | RIA Novosti". 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 29.10.2010 (2010-10-29). "Frigate Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov has been launched". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  14. 18.03.2011 (2011-03-18). "Severnaya Verf will build 17 warships for Russian Navy". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  16. "В "Северной верфи" объяснили, чем был вызван срыв гособоронзаказа" (in Russian). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  17. "Сразу два боевых корабля заложат на "Северной верфи" в Петербурге | Оборона и безопасность | Лента новостей "РИА Новости"". 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  18. 01.02.2012. "Severnaya Verf Laid Down Project 20385 Lead Corvette Gremyaschiy". Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  19. 03.02.2012. "Russian Navy Needs About 20 Admiral Gorshkov-Class Frigates". Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  22. 03.11.2010 (2010-10-29). "Russia offers newest developments in shipbuilding". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  23. 02.11.2010. "Export variant of newest Russian frigate was presented at Euronaval-2010". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 

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