22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

A22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

As is being reported in Russian media, there are currently over twenty Russian warships and battleships in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of these have already relocated to the Eastern end – close to where Syria is, and probably heading to that country. Here is the whole list and description of the armada in action.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

First one is a Udaloy-class destroyer “Admiral Panteleev”. It was used in 2009 by Russian forces against Somali pirates. Then it was stationed in the Russian Pacific coast. Then, after the Syrian situation started getting worse, they ordered it to the Mediterranean.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

A Neustrashimy-class frigate with the same name “Neustrashimy”. It came to the Mediterranean from the Gulf of Aden.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

Ropucha II or “Admiral Nevelsky” .

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

A “Peresvet” ship. These are  “landing” ships – they carry soldiers on board and take them to wherever they need to be deploy, whenever they are needed.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

Another landing ship “Azov”.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And another “Minsk”.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And one more – “Novocherkassk”. Lots of landing ships.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

◊Russian destroyer Smetlivy.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

One more landing ship:

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

Also a scout ship.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And an oil or diesel tanker “Yelna”. Because army needs resources.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

Also a towing ship.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And a “floating workshop” – repair and maintenance team and ship.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

But that’s not it! Here is Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy. It leaves the Atlantic now for the Eastern Mediterranean.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And there is even more. Here is Moskva (Moskva is the Russian name for the city of Moscow, ex-Slava, which means “Glory”). It is the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy. It also leaves the Atlantic now and enters the Mediterranean.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And there are still some more! The Project 1241 is a class of Soviet missile corvettes. It has the NATO reporting name “Tarantul”. It also leaves the Atlantic Ocean now and enters the Mediterranean to go to its Eastern region. Expected date of arrival – September 29th.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

And one more ship is expected on 9/29.
That’s all for now, but not all that are expected to arrive between now and the end of this year. A few more, namely five more ships – some of them listed below, are going to join the Armada in the next couple of months.

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria

What do you think is going to happen?

7 thoughts on “22 Russian Warships on Their Route to Syria”

    • Rather than ‘helping’ Syria I think Russia is more interested in safeguarding its interests in the region. Syria bought a lot of military equipment from Russia (economic insentive) plus if the bastard Assad is ever removed from office, the Russians would want someone in his place that is Russia-friendly.

      Plus, of course, IS is a threat to the entire region and the world would be a better place without them.

      Not wanting to start a troll war here 🙂

  1. I don’t really see the point; the US and UK send their navies wherever they please, does Russia need permission to do the same? I don’t think so, no.
    The destination is no secret: Syria

    • well, not even US’ fleet is an 2010 and newer ships; is ZA fleet al less than 5 yo, if it has a fleet? Old, but they still can bleed a nose

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