The frigate will take part in Days of memory of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov in Greece
Frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” in the port of Sevastopolets: TASS, Alexander SC
– The newest Russian frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” Sunday morning, passing the Straits, entered the Mediterranean sea. This was reported by local news portals that publishes photographs of its passage through the Bosporus.
The day before the ship left Sevastopol in the long voyage to the Mediterranean, during which he, in particular, will visit Greece.
As noted in the message of Department of information support of the black sea fleet, the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” from 28 September to 2 October to take part in Days of memory of the famed Russian Admiral Fyodor Ushakov in the framework of the annual forum “Russian week in the Ionian Islands to the Hellenic Republic.
During the events of the annual forum, he will make the sunset on the island of Corfu, which is under the command of Ushakov in 1799 Russian sailors freed from foreign invaders. The black sea fleet will also visit the island of Lefkada, where the honor guard, orchestra and artists will participate in the opening of the monument to Admiral, timed to the day of his memory.
“Admiral Grigorovich” is the lead patrol ship of the far sea zone project 11356. Patrol ships of this series have a displacement of about 4 thousand tons, speed – 30 knots endurance – 30 days. “Admiral Grigorovich” armed with cruise missiles “Caliber-NK missile defense complex “Shtil-1” gun mount A-190 100 mm caliber, anti-aircraft artillery, jet bomb installation, torpedoes can carry a carrier-based Ka-27 helicopter (or Ka-31).
The frigate was named in honour of Admiral Ivan Grigorovich, a naval Minister in 1911-1917.
On Saturday in the Mediterranean sea through the black sea Straits also proceeded a large landing ship of the Northern fleet “George Pobedonosets” which, according to the Istanbul sites came from Novorossiysk and sent to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the point of logistics Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea.
As reported “Interfax” in the press service of the black sea fleet on Thursday, September 22, at the present time, the connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean serve up to ten warships and support vessels of three Russian fleets.
The ships cover the sea Russian military facilities in Syria – the base Hamim near the town of Latakia and the point of logistics Russian Navy in Tartus.
In the near future in a part of the permanent operative connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea will include the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”.