Thursday, July 11, 2013

STEREGUSHCHIY RNS

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.
Source: Wikipedia
Author: Морозов Л.Н.
The Steregushchy-class corvettes have a steel hull and composite superstructure, with a bulbous bow and nine watertight subdivisions. They have a combined bridge and command centre, and space and weight provision for eight SS-N-25 missiles.Stealth technology was widely used during construction of the ships, as well as 21 patents and 14 new computer programs. Newest physical field reduction solutions were applied too. As a result, designers considerably reduced the ship's radar signature thanks to hull architecture and fire-resistant radar-absorbent fiberglasses applied in tophamper's design. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Steregushchiy arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam. She is expected to leave the Port of Rotterdam this afternoon.

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