|Today's Ship of the Day is the Steregushchiy (Port of registry: St. Petersburg, Russia). The Steregushchiy (Стерегущий - Watchful) is the lead ship of the latest class of corvettes of the Russian Navy, the Steregushchiy class. The ship was built by the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St.Petersburg and was laid down in December 2001, launched in May 2006 and joined the Russian navy on 17 November 2007. At 2,200 tons it is large for a corvette and is designated as a frigate by NATO. The vessel is used for littoral zone operations, engagement of enemy submarines and surface ships, and gun support of landing operations.|
Author: Морозов Л.Н.
The Steregushchiy arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam. She is expected to leave the Port of Rotterdam this afternoon.