12 Cruisers of the Russian Fleet

Cruisers of the Russian Fleet

Posted on August 21, 2012 by team


Here we offer you to see the main cruisers which are included in the Russian fleet. Besides we posted some of the foreign ones just for comparison.

Guided-missile cruiser of the project 1164 “Slava” (called “Moscow” after May, 16, 1996)

Guided-missile cruiser of the project 1164 “Marshal Ustinov” (used to be called “Admiral Lobov of the Fleet”)

Guided-missile cruiser of the project 1164.1 “Chervona Ukraina” (“Varyag” – after 21 December 1995)

Heavy nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser “Kirov” (“Admiral Ushakov” – after 22 April, 1992)

Since 1999 it has been waiting for utilization in Severodvinsk.

Heavy nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser of the project 1144.2 “Frunze”
(after 27 May 1992 – “Admiral Lazarev”). Today it is deactivated.

Heavy nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser of the project “Kalinin” (after 27 May 1992 – “Admiral Nakhmov”)

Heavy nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser of the project 1144.2 “Peter the Great”
(before 27 May 1992 – “Yuri Andropov”)

Large anti-submarine ship of the project 61 “Smetliviy”

Small size missile ship, project 12341 “Mirage”

P-120 “Malachite” – antiship missile system

Submarine B-871 (“Alrosa”)

B-380

See how it compared to arms abroad in the same class:

American command ship LLC-20 “Mount Whitney”

American destroyer “McFaul”

Polish “GENERAL KAZIMIERZ PULASKI”

BGM-109 Tomahawk – sea and ground – launched cruise missile

Anti-ship missile “Garpun”

Solid-fuelled antiaircraft surface-to-air guided weapon “Standard”

Multifunctioned weapon system “Aegis”

“Comfort”

“Mercy”

Each of those is a masterpiece of an engineering genius and precise craftsmanship, costing hundred millions and sometimes billions dollars of the state cash. Let’s hope those won’t be used in any large scale action and would just stay as a balancing force.

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12 Responses to “Cruisers of the Russian Fleet”

  1. Jordan says:

    The American ships you show for “comparison” are a Burke class destroyer and a few support ships.

    The American counterpart to these Russian cruisers would be the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticonderoga_class_cruiser

  2. Andrew McClelland says:

    Why was some many of the ships renamed in the 1990’s?

    • vorontsevich says:

      Mostly because SOME (I really cannot emphasise the some anymore than that) of the old names were far too communist. Happened everywhere in those days. Most famously, an entire city of millions of people was similarly renamed.

      • Dr. Dot says:

        Indeed. There are two that come to mind right away: Stalingrad became Volgograd (I think), and Leningrad reverted to St. Petersburg. I know there were others (Yekaterinburg was renamed from something else (don’t remember what)), and wasn’t Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk renamed as well?

        • Dr. Dot says:

          Incidentally: I’m glad we’re not trying to kill each other anymore.

        • vorontsevich says:

          That is correct. Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd in 1961, St.Petersburg was Leningrad from 1924 to 1991, Yekaterinburg was Sverdlovsk from 1924-1991 as wwll, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk had previous names like Vladimirovka and Toyohara (when it was under Japanese control).

  3. Fred Johnson says:

    One thing not mentioned, is the US hospital ships USS Comfort and USS Mercy sail around the world, providing free medical services to other countries. They’re not just military ships. Not sue what they’re schedules are, they don’t do it “all the time”, but they don’t just sit in port when there’s no military action going on. They’ve spent a lot of time in South American and the middle east.

  4. Ball Breaker says:

    Because the USSR was a country that spent too much in defense.

  5. jeffrey pigden says:

    Interesting the plume of DIESEL smoke coming from the NUCLEAR vessel Admiral Nakhimov.

  6. a says:

    Interesting that the two Aegis screens are showing their ship at latitude 0.0, longitude 0.0 – a location off Africa that’s very familiar to anyone who’s spent time debugging map software!

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