Russian Aircraft Carrier Recommissioned

Russian Navy
Friday, August 24, 2012
Photo credit Russian Navy

Russian Carrier 'Admiral Kuznetsov' returns to service after modernization at Murmansk branch of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center.

History of the ship
The carrier (project name was Sovetsky Soyuz) was laid down at Chernomorsky Shipyard in Nikolayev on Sept 1, 1982 having original name of Riga and launched on Dec 4, 1985 under the name of Leonid Brezhnev. On Aug 11, 1987 she was renamed Tbilisi and on Oct 4, 1990 the carrier changed its name to Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov. The ship joined Northern Fleet on Jan 20, 1991.

Performance
Speed: 29 knots
Endurance: 45 days
Crew: 1,960 men
Steam turbines power: 4 x 50,000 hp
Turbo generators power: 9 x 1,500 kW
Diesel generators power: 6 x 1,500 kW

Dimensions
Length: 302.3 meters
Length at waterline: 270 meters
Beam: 72.3 meters
Beam at waterline: 35.4 meters
Draft: 9.14 meters
Standard displacement: 43,000 tons
Full displacement: 55,000 tons
Maximum displacement: 58,600 tons

Armament
The carrier is armed with missile launchers (12 antiship missiles Granit and 60 ASW rockets Udav-1), SAM system Klinok (192 missiles, 24 launchers) and CIW system Kashtan (256 missiles). The ship carries up to 24 multipurpose helicopters Ka-27, up to 16 supersonic VTOL multirole airplanes Yak-41M and up to 12 deck-based fighters Su-27K.



 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

EBDG Completes Repower of COLUMBIA

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska today announced

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

German Shipyard FSG Re-organizes Top Management

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it will be headed by a new management team from January 1st 2015, details as follows: Current Chief Technology

Navy

Mexican Navy Delegation Visits NSSA

The U.S. Navy reported that its Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) welcomed the Mexican Navy Delegation to Building CEP-200, Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21 for

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die

Today in U.S. Naval History: August 22

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 22 1912 - Birthday of Dental Corps 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy receives

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0806 sec (12 req/sec)