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First Two Karakurt-Class Corvettes Produced In Crimea Launched To Sea

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First Two Karakurt-Class Corvettes Produced In Crimea Launched To Sea

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In October 2019, the Kozelks and Okhotsk Project 22800 Karakurt-class guided-missile corvettes (small missile ships) were launched, at the More Shipyard in Feodosia, Crimea.

These are the two first warships to be manufactured at the shipyard, under the control of Leningrad Shipbuilding plant Pella.

The Kozelsk was launched on October 9th, from the More shipyard and towed through the inland waterways from Feodosia to the Pella shipbuilding plant on October 17th, in the Leningrad region.

The Okhotsk was launched on October 29th and hasn’t been towed to the Pella shipbuilding plant yet.

Project 22800 was developed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau JSC (St. Petersburg) and is aimed as a replacement for the Russian Navy of project 21631 Buyan-class corvette, developed by Zelenodolsk Design Bureau (JSC) (construction of the latter is limited to 12 units so far).

To date, the Russian Navy has contracted 18 corvettes of project 22800. The construction of the first seven corvettes of project 22800 is carried out by the Pella shipbuilding plant.

The laying ceremony for the Russian Navy of the first two crovettes of Project 22800 “Hurricane” (in 2018 it was renamed Mytishchi) and Typhoon (now called Sovetsk) was held at the Pella plant on December 24th, 2015.

The launch of the MRK “Hurricane” was carried out on July 29th, 2017. The contract deadline for Hurricane was 2017.

In reality, however, the Hurricane ship did not go to factory sea trials until May 17th, 2018 and began the State trials on October 16th, 2018. The ship was commissioned by the Baltic Fleet under the name Mytishchi on December 17th, 2018.

First Two Karakurt-Class Corvettes Produced In Crimea Launched To Sea

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The second corvette – Typhoon (now Sovetsk) was launched on November 24th, 2017, and was officially commissioned, after passing all trials on May 20th, 2019, and on October 12th, 2019, the ship was introduced into the Russian Navy.

The third corvette – Shkval (now called Odintsovo) was laid down at the Pella shipbuilding plant on July 29th, 2016 and launched on May 5th, 2018. On December 24, 2016, the fourth corvette of the project – Shtorm was launched at the Pella shipbuilding plant and it launched on October 23rd, 2018.

Shtorm is also the first corvette of the class launched at the More shipyard in Feodosia, Crimea. It was renamed to Kozelsk, which launched on the above-mentioned date.

The second corvette Okhotsk was laid down in Feodosia on March 17th, 2017, and launched on October 29th, 2019.

The third corvette Vihry was laid down on December 19th, 2017. And those are all three corvettes that are being constructed at the More Shipyard in Feodosia, Crimea.

There are other corvettes of the project 22800 being constructed at other shipyards.

Most of them have delays such as the ones described above, primarily due to the slow production rate of the warships’ M507 diesel engines, manufactured by PJSC Zvezda.

The Project 22800 Karakurt-class corvette is a class of small missile ships. Project 22800 was first publicly presented by Almaz during the International Military-Technical Forum «ARMY-2015», held in Kubinka. At the time, the class was presented yet as Project 12300. During the exhibition, it was also announced 18 ships are planned for construction.

Displacement: 800 t.
Length: 67 m
Beam: 11 m
Draft: 3.3 m
Propulsion: diesel Zvezda ZE M-507D1 with 3 diesel generators DGAS-315
Speed: 30 knots
Range:  2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)
Endurance: 15 days
Armament:

  • 1 × 76.2 mm 59-caliber AK-176MA or 100 mm A-190 automatic dual-purpose guns;
  • 1 × Pantsir-M CIWS with Hermes-K missiles;
  • or 1 × 3M89 Palash/ Palma CIWS with Sosna-R missiles (4+4 SAM in total 8 plus under reload units) or 2 × AK-630M-2 CIWS (on first 2 vessels);
  • 2 × 4 UKSK VLS cells for Kalibr or P-800 Oniks anti-ship/cruise missiles;
  • 2 × 14.5 mm MTPU machineguns.

It also has a launch pad for Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Despite the delays, the production of the warships appears to be going without issue and there have been no noteworthy technical or other issues reported.

First Two Karakurt-Class Corvettes Produced In Crimea Launched To Sea

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  • Jacob Wohl

    this soviet era toy can only hold 8 cruise missiles? haha :-]
    1 single US Navy destroyer can carry 90 Tomahawk missiles!
    1 SINGLE US Navy Submarine can carry 154 Tomahawk missiles!
    US Navy superiority :-]
    P.S. this is NOT even nuclear powered either, EVERY single US Navy ship is NUCLEAR powered

    • grumpy_carpenter

      “EVERY single US Navy ship is NUCLEAR powered”

      You should have shut up after comparing a US destroyer and a submarine with a Russian corvette but you just had to double down on stupid.

      THIS is a US corvette https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom-class_littoral_combat_ship I doesn’t have any cruise missiles. You don’t see much of them because they are either in dry dock or being towed to a dry dock due to engine failure, electrical failure or just failure in general. It’s probably for the best however because even the pentagon questions it’s survivability.

      The US ship cost $389 M USD while a Russian Buyan class corvette cost $18 M USD

      • smertzakrov

        jaky believes since he scammed many dull witted amerikans in Arizona before authorities prosecuted him, some here will be gullible enough to be seduced by his childish insecure tantrums

      • MikeH

        Another fun fact about the Corvettes is that they can transit the inland waterways of Russia. Any corvette in the Black Sea can be in Baltic a week or so later. This is part of the reason that comparing Russia’s defense structure to the US on a ship for ship, plane for plane basis is useless.

    • Vas

      Hello murican immigrant, any mass murder today in your multinational immigrant country?

      As for the ship, well we all know very well that you are trolling, otherwise an intelligent person would never say this stupid things, you cant compare a Frigate/Destroyer(in our days no much difference between them), to a corvette.
      You can build it in huge numbers due to its very low cost(30-50 million dollars), for every A.Burke destroyer you can build 2 dozen at least karakurt class corvettes, and has great firepower for its size, equal to a medium size western Frigate.

      It doesn’t matter how many missiles the A.Burke destroyer carries, since this corvette its purely designed for defence mainly close to mainland and with its supersonic and hypersonic antiship missiles it can destroy any US ship from great distance, long before the US ship can retaliate back, and US ships and western designs in general have little to no defence against modern antiship russian missiles.

      In contrary russian defences will have very easy time to intercept the obsolete and ancient western antiship cruise missiles like Exocet, Harpoon, RBS-15 and so on, this western missiles are worth almost nothing against modern defences.

      So in other words it doesn’t matter how many tomahawks or SM-2/3/ESSM US navy ships carry, you have to win the sea engagement first and with your obsolete missiles you cant do it, russian antiship missiles will out-range you, out-manoeuvrer and out-speed any defence that western navy ships(including US) have.

    • Rhodium 10

      That US destroyers are armed with Harpoon missile( 150km range)…so a single Russian corvette can launch 8 Kalibr-K antiship cruise missile( 500km range) and take out 2 US destroyers with its 60 Tomahawk inside( not 90)…by the way Russian navy have upgraded Oscar class submarines( now have 72 Kalibr cruise missile) and Yasen class ( 50 Kalibr cruise missile)…

      • Jacob Wohl

        still cannot compare to the 90 and 154 from US subs :-]

        • MikeH

          There are 4 SSGNs. There are max of 2 available at any time in normal deployments. these boats are better for bombing mud dwellers than trying to fight a large war with competent adversaries.

        • Mike

          Stick to child molesting you silly little Israeli maggot.

        • Rhodium 10

          still you cannot compare minuteman ICBM vs Russian Sarmat or Avangard….still cannot compare Patriot fake antidrone-cruise missile missile vs S-400…still cannot compare Harpoon antiship missile vs P-800 Brahmos…

    • Mike

      Your smile face is as much puke inducing as your pathetic child molester intimidating face there rat boy.

      • Jacob Wohl

        yeah whatever you say 10 year old

        • Mike

          At-least I don’t molest 10 year olds.

    • Mike

      You are better kiddie porn peddler then a military expert there jacob. It’s a staple industry in Israel, that and selling meth.

    • Mike
  • smertzakrov

    Russian military is vastly superior to the amerikans–they r so stupid that they spend trillions USD on inferior missiles, inferior war planes like the f-35, defense systems so impotent they were unable to intercept Houthi drones…farcically they spend trillions on carriers that Russian subs and corvettes can obliterate w newly created hypersonics— that the USA cannot defend—a paper tiger as Mao observed

    • Toronto Tonto

      Your a funny dumbass .

      • Mike

        You’re as clever as ever, from whatever shithole country your really from solomon kupek.

        • Jozef Mak

          yew does not have any country.

      • smertzakrov

        projecting your 8 yr old feminine insecurities once again

  • JoeAlpha

    This ship has a large destructive power even though its size is relatively small. 8 kalibr missiles are more than enough to destroy enemy positions from a great distance. And also can be produced in large numbers because the price is quite cheap. This is a corvette that has the power of a small frigate.

    • BMWA1

      A patrol boat manufactured at Kerch is aleady in service off Syria.

  • Boycott-Saudi!!!

    These are good ships… I wouldn’t mind order ten of them, and lease it to Iranian Army for free… Why not?

  • Toronto Tonto

    There is a common sight , tug boats around a Russian craft are the tugs real navy boats too .

    • grumpy_carpenter

      For your information THIS is the latest US corvette. https://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-littoral-combat-ship-problems-2018-4

      You talk about Russian vessels needing tugs. This baby had to be towed from three oceans and the Panama canal. 17 years and $$$ billions the ship still can’t make the “30 days at sea without major systems failure” that would allow the pentagon to deploy these ships.

      These ships are so bad the Israeli’s won’t take them for free. The only navy interested in buying the LCS is the Saudi Navy and the only ships they know about are ‘ships of the desert’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXQ859dZb24

      • Mike

        Those camels look like toronto tonto’s mother or maybe Jacob Wolhl, then again Wohl is more of sewer gutter rat.

    • Mike

      Russia’s got a navy as opposed to whatever shitty country you are from solomon kupek, also get over it you lost Syria.

  • Tim Hadfield

    Small missile ships make sense – big aircraft carriers do not – they’re just big targets.