The Slava class, Soviet designation Project 1164 Atlant, is a class of guided missile cruisers designed and constructed in the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy, and currently operated by the Russian Navy.
Marshal Ustinov underway
|Builders:||61 Communards Shipyard|
|Preceded by:||Kara class|
|Succeeded by:||Lider class|
|Laid up:||1 (construction incomplete)|
|Type:||Guided missile cruiser|
|Length:||186.4 m (611 ft 7 in)|
|Beam:||20.8 m (68 ft 3 in)|
|Draught:||8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)|
|Propulsion:||COGOG: GTU M21 2x M70 cruise gas turbines and 4x M90 boost gas turbines , 2 cruise steam turbines, 2 exhaust gas boilers, 4 x M8KF Gas turbines, 2 Shafts, 130,000 shp (97,000 kW)|
|Speed:||32 kn (59 km/h; 37 mph) (36.8mph)|
|Range:||3,000 nmi (3,450 mi) (5,560 km) at 18kn (20.7mph)|
|Complement:||485 (66 Off, 419 WO/Enl), alternate information 476-529 (84 Off, 75 WO, 370 Enl)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Kol'cho suite with Gurzhor-A&B/Side Globe intercept, MR-404/Rum Tub jammers, Bell Crown intercept, Bell Push intercept, 2 PK-2 decoy RL, 12 PK-10 decoy RL (in last two units only)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 Kamov Ka-25 or Kamov Ka-27 Helicopter|
The design started in the late 1960s, based around use of the P-500 Bazalt missile, and was intended as a less expensive conventionally powered alternative to the nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruisers. Moskva is armed with P-1000 Vulkan AShM missiles, developed in the late 1970s to late 1980s. It is not known which Slava-class cruisers carry P-1000s other than Moskva. There was a long delay in this programme, while the problems with the Bazalt were resolved. These ships acted as flagships for numerous task forces. All ships were built at the 61 Kommunar yard, in Mykolaiv (Nikolaev), Ukrainian SSR. The class was a follow up to the Kara-class cruiser which the Soviet Navy typed as a Large Anti-submarine Ship (Russ. BPK), constructed at the same shipyard and appears to be built on a stretched version of the Kara-class hull.
The Slava class was initially designated BLACKCOM 1 (Black Sea Combatant 1) and then designated the Krasina class for a short period until Slava was observed at sea. The SS-N-12 launchers are fixed facing forward at around 8° elevation with no reloads available. As there was nothing revolutionary about the design of the class western observers felt they were created as a hedge against the failure of the more radical Kirov class. The helicopter hangar deck is located 1/2 deck below the landing pad with a ramp connecting the two.
Originally 10 ships were planned, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union only three were completed. A fourth vessel was launched, but final construction remains incomplete and the ship has not been commissioned into service.
Following the collapse and the re-emergence of the nation of Russia, the three finished ships serve in the Russian Navy and the uncompleted fourth vessel, renamed Ukrayina, is owned by Ukraine. Efforts have been made to complete and update the unfinished ship; in 2010, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych stated that Russia and Ukraine would work together on the project. Russia has also expressed interest in purchasing the vessel, which Ukraine had previously offered for sale. However, as of early 2011 no final agreement has been concluded between the two countries, on this matter. The Russian navy has plans for extensive upgrades of all their Slava-class vessels during the 2010s; completing work on Ukrayina may serve as a test-bed for this. As of mid-2016 the fourth hull remains afloat in the shipyard uncompleted.
|1976||1979||1982||In service with the Black Sea Fleet||Overhauled from 1991 to 1998. Was involved in the 2008 South Ossetia war. 3.Dec 2009 was laid up at floating dock PD-30 for scheduled interim overhaul. Back in service in 2010 with exercises scheduled in the Indian Ocean. Involved in Russia's Vostok 2010 military drills in the Sea of Okhotsk in July 2010. Sent to Syria in 2013.|
(ex-Admiral Flota Lobov)
|1978||1982||1986||In service with the Northern Fleet||Overhaul completed in October 2016.|
|1979||1983||1989||In service with the Pacific Fleet||Listed as under reduced manning since 2002. Operating with a caretaker crew at reduced readiness since arrival with Russian Pacific Fleet in 1990. Re-entered service in the Pacific Fleet in early 2008 after an overhaul.|
(ex-Komsomolets, ex-Admiral Flota Lobov)
|1983||1990||Unfinished||Moored unfinished in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. To be disposed of.|
|Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya||1988||Cancelled and disassembled on the way in 1990|
|Admiral Flota Sovetskovo Soyuza Gorshkov||Planned for 1990||Cancelled|
In popular cultureEdit
In the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a special ops level is set on the fictional Slava class cruiser Kuvalda.
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