Here is a list of ships for the Russian Navy which are currently under construction.
Great news! Here’s hoping they meet those deadlines.
Any idea why the Russian Navy would name a ship after a lost Israeli Submarine (INS Dakar Project o6363)
That is odd. Maybe they plan on selling it to Israel
Or it’s a submersible that is meant to find the true cause of the loss, which was never fully established. Doesn’t look like a submersible though, I think all we can see is the bow end, with the exposed sonar location and possible torpedo tubes.
Additionally the “Admiral Essen” is called after a German town.
Well, Nikolai Essen was a distinguished naval commander in the Russian Navy during World War 1, but his name indeed carries a German heritage. Not too controversial though… Something that would however be rather controversial would be a vessel named after Admiral Kolchak.
So, the Dagestan just sits around in the dock all day filled with alcohol and beats up and robs all the other ships?
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Regaring the French assault ships, this will eventually look rather weird in the list of active vessels of the class I must say. La Royale will be sailing with Mistral, Tonnerre and Dixmude, the Russian Navy will have Vladivostok and Sevastopol (and two others, yet to be named).
When the acquisition was made public it struck me as odd. I mean, the Russian Navy acquiring state-of-the-art French carriers… Now that production has started and all, it’s still kind of hard to grasp. Not to mention that Russian tanks and aircraft are nowadays filled with hi-tech French and Israeli sensor suites etc…
I think it’s a good move. The MoD finally swallowed their pride and looked beyond the idle Russian shipyards for new ships.
Its not about pride dude. its not like they buying an aircraft carrier.. but just a simple transport ship. you talk as if Russians could not figure out how to build one. is not rockets science to build one. They simply got the ship because of time issues. made no sense for them to build something that already was made and for sale for good price somewhere else. on top that looks pretty. They also planning to get furniture from UK ship type45 class.. that looks elegant. just figure that.. not that they cant build furniture either.
anybody know if these are being built in Baltisk, Kaliningrad?
They should name a ship after John Paul Jones, since he was an admiral in the Russian Navy for a while and fought against the Turks.
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