The Russian Navy does not use the name frigate.
Most ships are typed by their function and mission.
MPK stands for Malyy Protivolodochnyy Korabl,
literally small anti-submarine ship. Most of these
are designed for and employed in anti-submarine
warfare. However, others are designed for coastal
defense and patrol work. They are designed to
patrol or guard sea areas.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the Soviet Fleet
strongly emphasized its ASW capabilities. Project
1124 Albatros fit in with this strong emphasis
on anti-submarine capability. They were designed
to guard the sea frontiers of the Soviet Union.
They have been built in five series. NATO assigned
a code name for these small vessels based on Russian
nicknames. Project 1124 vessels were named Grisha,
which can be translated to Greg.
MPK "MPK-49" was built by Zelenodol'sk
Zavod, Kazan. Laid down 23 Mar 1980, completed
31 Nov 1982. Laid up 24 Nov 1982.
From 23 Mar 1980 this warship has name "MPK-49",
from July 2004 to present moment - "Alexandrovets".
||990 full load
||71.2 × 9.8
× 3.7 meters / 233.6 × 32.2 ×
||CODAG: 2 cruise diesels,
20,000 shp, 2 shafts plus 1 boost gas turbine,
18,000 shp, 1 shaft
Curve air/surf. search
Nose hull mounted MF
Shelon'/Elk Tail MF dipping
Group SA-N-4 control
||1 Osa-M SAM system
(20 9M-33/SA-N-4 Gecko SAM)
2 SA-N-8 SAM positions
||1 dual 57mm/70cal
1 30 mm AA
||4 (2 twin) 21 inch
2 RBU-6000 ASW RL
2 DC/mine racks