Norwegian assessment of state of Russian Navy – state and development – Overview of the operational state of the Northern Fleet’s surface forces
Translated from the original Norwegian article
Russian Navy – state and development – Overview of the operational state of the Northern Fleet’s surface forces
User Lille-Arne wrote this post about Northern Fleet now in June: Overview of the operational state of the Northern Fleet’s surface forces, based on open sources and conducted by a patriot who laments state of affairs.
FACT: Wikipedia about Northern Fleet (Russian: Северный флот, Severny Flot) is the Russian naval fleet which is based on the Kola Peninsula and the White Sea. It also includes coastal artillery, naval and other devices. Northern Fleet was founded in 1937 and earned his spot in Vænge (later called Severomorsk). During World War II played it a rather modest role, and busied themselves most with some landing operations in small units. In Soviet times it was called the Red Banner Northern Fleet.
Northern Fleet. Ship Parade 9 May 2010
From top to bottom:
The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
Battle cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Kirov Class)
Impact cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (Kirov Class)
The cruiser Marshal Ustinov (Slava-class)
The destroyer Admiral Ushakov (Sovremennyj class)
The destroyer Admiral Chabanenko (Udaloj class)
The destroyer Admiral Levchenko (Udaloj class)
The destroyer Severomorsk (Udaloj class)
The destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov (Udaloj class)
Admiral Ushakov rarely leaves port and has reportedly not been on long voyages since 2005
PS: When we’re on the Northern Fleet:
Great photo reportage from the preparation of the second project 22350-frigate “Admiral flota Kasatonov” which slowly going to the Northern Fleet. Interior pictures appear to be from the galley:
Yesterday was the icebreaker “Arktika” launched in St. Petersburg. So there is a civilian icebreaker that will be based in Murmansk and operated by Rosatomflot, but I post anyway in this thread:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…ful-icebreakerPåstanden of RT that the construction is ahead of schedule is apparently just spray. The contract relates to “Arktika” delivered ready to sail in December 2017, but several steps in the process are already exposed. At best it ready to sail in 2018.
“Arktika” is the first of three nuclear-powered icebreakers of Project 22220, the next to be built are “Siberia” (keel was laid in May last year), and “Ural” (keel drawn in autumn): http://bmpd.livejournal.com /1966563.html
And when I have started: On Wednesday came “Kuznetsov” return to Severomorsk after repairs and maintenance. It will then be ready to sail again, the timeframe is a little obscure, but may have “Kuznetsov” back in the Barents Sea during the summer ?: http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1965827.html
User Lille Arne follows particularly Russia closely.
See his post from the thread of the Russian Northern Fleet here.
Other threads about Russia on Milforum here.