Russian Naval Destroyer Leaves English Channel, Enters North Sea

Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer

The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, entered the North Sea, according to Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga. Destroyer is carrying out its 260th day journey.

 

MOSCOW, December 30 (Sputnik) — The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, has left the English Channel and entered the North Sea, a Northern Fleet spokesperson said Tuesday.“This is the 260th day of the naval destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov’s long journey. The vessel spent most of this time fulfilling tasks in the Mediterranean Sea, while deployed in the Russian Navy task force. The Northern Fleet’s naval destroyer has entered 11 ports in 5 Mediterranean countries,” Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga told journalists.

Prior to passing through the English Channel, the teams in charge of the vessel’s safety have conducted exercises on navigating in narrow areas in bad weather conditions and heavy shipping traffic.

 

According to Serga, the current voyage of the naval destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has been the longest in the modern history of Russia’s Northern Fleet, as the vessel set sail from the Fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on April 15. “It has traveled a total of more than 32,000 nautical miles since then, including in storm conditions,” Serga said.Currently, according to Serga, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov crew is getting ready for New Year’s Eve celebrations and returning to their home base.

The Vice-Admiral Kulakov ship was commissioned in 1982 and was on combat duty with the Northern Fleet until March 1991, before being retired for repairs that lasted more than 18 years. The ship returned to the Northern Fleet’s main base in the city of Severomorsk in 2010.

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New Borei class submarine arrives at Russian Northern Fleet base

December 29,   Russian Military Technologies

 

New Borei class submarine arrives at Russian Northern Fleet base December 29 - Russia’s new Borei class strategic nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh (of Project 955) completed the first voyage on Monday from Severodvinsk to the main base of the Northern Fleet’s submarine forces at Gadzhiyevo in Northwest Russia in the Murmansk region. Spokesman for the Northern Fleet Vadim Serga told that the voyage passed normally. “At Gadzhiyevo the vessel was berthed at a newly built quay for the Borei class nuclear-powered submarines,” Serga said. The Vladimir Monomakh strategic ballistic missile submarine left the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on December 26. It is the third Project 955 submarine commissioned with Russia’s Northern Fleet and second series sub of the project. During the sea trials in the White Sea the Vladimir Monomakh submarine confirmed the designed performance and modern stealth vibroacoustic characteristics. Within the framework of contractors’ trials the submarine crew successfully test-fired on September 10, 2014 the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile. The Vladimir Monomakh fourth generation ballistic missile submarine is named after Vladimir Monomakh (1053-1125), the Grand Duke of Kievan Rus'. The project was developed by the Rubin Design Bureau, and the chief designer was Sergei Kovalev. The keel was laid down on 19 March 2006 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. The hull of the Akula-class submarine K-480 Ak Bars was used in the construction of Monomakh. The submarine is armed with 16 of the newest submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava (NATO designation SS-N-32). Vladimir Monomakh and its sister ships will replace the Delta III and IV classes in the Russian Navy. The submarine was launched on 30 December 2012 and had begun moored tests in January 2013. The submarine finished its first sea trials on 8 October 2013 when returning from a 25-day trial at sea. The Project 955 head submarine - Yuri Dolgoruky and the first series strategic nuclear ballistic missile submarine of the fourth generation Aleksandr Nevsky have earlier been delivered to the Northern Fleet. They successfully passed all the sea trials under the combat training program and test-fired the Bulava sub-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles that with high precision hit targets at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.

Russia’s new Borei class strategic nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh (of Project 955) completed the first voyage on Monday from Severodvinsk to the main base of the Northern Fleet’s submarine forces at Gadzhiyevo in Northwest Russia in the Murmansk region. Spokesman for the Northern Fleet Vadim Serga told that the voyage passed normally.
“At Gadzhiyevo the vessel was berthed at a newly built quay for the Borei class nuclear-powered submarines,” Serga said.
The Vladimir Monomakh strategic ballistic missile submarine left the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on December 26. It is the third Project 955 submarine commissioned with Russia’s Northern Fleet and second series sub of the project. During the sea trials in the White Sea the Vladimir Monomakh submarine confirmed the designed performance and modern stealth vibroacoustic characteristics. Within the framework of contractors’ trials the submarine crew successfully test-fired on September 10, 2014 the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Vladimir Monomakh fourth generation ballistic missile submarine is named after Vladimir Monomakh (1053-1125), the Grand Duke of Kievan Rus’. The project was developed by the Rubin Design Bureau, and the chief designer was Sergei Kovalev. The keel was laid down on 19 March 2006 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. The hull of the Akula-class submarine K-480 Ak Bars was used in the construction of Monomakh. The submarine is armed with 16 of the newest submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava (NATO designation SS-N-32). Vladimir Monomakh and its sister ships will replace the Delta III and IV classes in the Russian Navy. The submarine was launched on 30 December 2012 and had begun moored tests in January 2013. The submarine finished its first sea trials on 8 October 2013 when returning from a 25-day trial at sea.
The Project 955 head submarine – Yuri Dolgoruky and the first series strategic nuclear ballistic missile submarine of the fourth generation Aleksandr Nevsky have earlier been delivered to the Northern Fleet. They successfully passed all the sea trials under the combat training program and test-fired the Bulava sub-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles that with high precision hit targets at the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East.

Russia’s Northern Fleet Ships Leave English Channel, Enter Bay of Biscay

Anti-submarine ship Severomorsk

On Sunday, Russia’s Northern Fleet ships and vessels have finished their anchorage in the neutral waters of Bay of the Seine. During the stop, the crews have completed a series of drills to combat underwater subversive forces.

MOSCOW, December 1 (Sputnik) — A squadron of ships from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet led by anti-submarine ship Severomorsk has left the English Channel and entered the Bay of Biscay, the fleet’s press service said in a statement Monday.”On Sunday, the Northern Fleet ships and vessels have finished their anchorage in the neutral waters of Bay of the Seine. During the stop, the crews have completed a series of drills to combat underwater subversive forces,” the statement said.

“There are currently good weather conditions on the ships” course, which will allow holding the anti-submarine aviation flights – of the Ka-27 helicopters in the near future,” the statement continues.

A squadron of ships and support vessels from the Northern Fleet passed the narrowest part of the English Channel in the Strait of Dover and entered a bay near the mouth of the River Seine on Friday. Due to poor weather conditions, the ships decided to wait out a storm in the neutral waters off the bay.

The ships left the northern city of Severomorsk on November 20. Since then, they have traveled over 1,700 miles, often encountering severe weather.

Russia Conducts Naval Drills in English Channel: Navy

Military exercises of Russian Northern Fleet

The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet is holding drills in the English Channel, the Fleet’s Western Military Region’s press service announced Friday.

MOSCOW, November 28 (Sputnik) – A squadron of ships from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet is holding drills in the English Channel, the Western Military District’s press service said Friday in a statement.”Today, a squadron of ships and support vessels from the Northern Fleet … have passed the narrowest part of the English Channel in the Strait of Dover and have entered a bay near the mouth of the River Seine,” the press service said.

Because of poor weather conditions, the ships decided to wait out a storm in the neutral waters off the bay.

 

When passing through the North Sea, navigational officers, radio technicians and crews of the Severomorsk, the Alexander Otrakovskiy and several other ships completed a series of drills simulating passing through the narrow spaces in difficult meteorological conditions.”During the stop, the crew members will conduct a series of activities to combat the underwater subversive forces, hold drills on ensuring survival of the ship when it sinks or catches fire,” the statement said.

A squadron of Russian ships led by the Severomorsk left the northern city of Severomorsk on November 20. Since then, the ships have travelled 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers), while often encountering heavy weather.