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Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate commissioned for operation

Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate commissioned for operation December 26, 2017

Russian Navy received third Project 11356 frigate Admiral Makarov Yantar Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS. The warships of this class have a displacement of about 4,000 tonnes, a length of 125 meters, a speed of 30 knots and a sea endurance of 30 days. Admiral Makarov was laid down at the Yantar Shipyard on February 29, 2012 and floated out on September 2, 2015. Frigate sea trials began in October 2016 in the Baltic and Barents Seas. The ceremony of raising the Navy’s flag aboard the frigate Admiral Makarov for the first time will take place on December 27.

The Project 11356 frigates are designed to fight hostile surface ships and submarines and repel air attacks on their own and as part of naval task forces. The first two warships of this series, the Admiral Grigorovich and the Admiral Essen, also built at the Yantar Shipyard, were commissioned in 2016 and are now performing missions as part of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.  The Admiral Makarov will be based with the Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol.

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