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Novik-class frigate
Class overview
Builders: Yantar Zavod, Kaliningrad
Operators:  Russian Navy
Laid up: 1
General characteristics
Class & type: Frigate
Type: Project 1244,1
Displacement: 3,000 tonnes
Length: 120 m (394 ft)

The Novik class frigate, Project 1244,1, or Grom-class, as it is sometimes referred to, was a planned Russian multipurpose patrol ship class. The Novik class was the first attempt by Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union to construct a large surface warship. It was designed to perform patrol missions, search for and kill enemy submarines, escort naval ships, and defend the coast of Russia.

The first and only ship in the Novik class was laid down on 26 July 1997. In the late 1990s, work on the ship stopped because of budget restraints. At this point the ship was only 5 percent complete. In the 2000 Russian defence budget the ship received more funding and the work on the ship continued. In 2004, however, work was again stopped, and in 2005 the project was cancelled. It was announced the ship would be finished as the training ship Borodino but in 2009 it was reported that the unfinished ship would be offered for sale overseas.

As of 2012 the vessel is still laid up at the Kaliningrad shipyard.

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