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Grisha-class corvette
Corvette Grisha I.jpg
Grisha I class corvette
Class overview
Builders: Zelenodol'sk Zavod, Kazan, Komsomolsk,Leninskaya Kuznitsa, Kiev, Zaliv Zavod 532, Kerch, Ukraine
Operators:  Soviet Navy
 Russian Navy
 Ukrainian Navy
 Lithuanian Naval Force (former)
Succeeded by: Steregushchy class corvette
General characteristics
Type: Anti-submarine corvette
Displacement: 950 tons standard, 1,200 tons full load
Length: 71.6 m
Beam: 9.8 m
Draught: 3.7 m
Propulsion: 3 shaft, 2 M-507A cruise diesels, 20,000 shp, (2 shafts)
1 boost gas turbine, 18,000 shp, (1 shaft)
Electric Plant: 1×500 kW, 1×300 kW, and 1×200 kW diesel sets
Speed: 34 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots
Complement: 60
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 Don-2 navigation radar
1 Strut Curve air/surface search radar
1 Pop Group SA-N-4 fire control radar
1 Muff Cob AK-257 fire control radar
Bull Nose low-frequency hull-mounted sonar
Elk Tail medium-frequency through-hull dipping sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Bizan-4B suite with Watch Dog intercept
Armament: 1 twin SA-N-4 Gecko surface to air missile launcher (20 missiles)
1 twin 57mm 70-caliber AK-257 dual purpose guns
2 RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers (96 rockets)
2 twin 533 mm torpedo tubes
2 depth charge racks (12 depth charges)
Up to 18 mines in place of depth charges

The Albatros class (Russian: Альбатрос; NATO reporting name: Grisha) was a series of large anti-submarine corvettes built by the Soviet Union between 1970 and 1990. These ships had a limited range and were used only in coastal waters. They were equipped with a variety of ASW weapons and an SA-N-4 surface-to-air missile launcher. All were fitted with retractable fin stabilizers. Russian type designation was Malyy Protivolodochnyy Korabl (Small Anti-Submarine Ship).


  • Grisha I (1124.1)- 12 ships built 1970-1974 and decommissioned by 1979
  • The Grisha II class (1124P) were built for the KGB border guard, These ships had a second 57 mm gun mounting replacing the SA-N-4 missile system forward. 17 ships were built in the 1970s. Two were transferred to the Ukrainian Navy and around seven are in service with the Russian Maritime Border Guard.
  • The Grisha III class (1124M) were built in the late 1970s to early 1980s. These ships incorporated several small scale modifications, including a 30 mm gun and new electronics. Thirty four units were built. About 20 remain in Russian service. Two ships were in service with the Lithuanian Navy till 2009.
  • A single Grisha IV class (1124K) ship was built. This ship was a trials ship for the SA-N-9 missile system and has been decommissioned.
  • The Grisha V class (1124 ME) ships were built between 1985 and 1994. This incorporated further modifications with the twin 57 mm guns being replaced by a single 76 mm gun. Thirty ships were built. About 28 ships remain in the Russian Navy. Ternopil (U209) entered service in 2006 with the Ukrainian Navy.




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