The Grisha class antisubmarine ship is designed
to to find and destroy high-speed enemy submarines and warships escort convoys
in the near sea zone. The first series of Grishas was built from 1968-74, but
successive improvements to the design led to four discrete versions, three for
the navy and one sub-class for the KGB coastal patrols. Classified by the Russians
as small anti-submarine ships, the Grishas pack a heavy anti-submarine armament
into a relatively small hull. Combined with a respectable anti-aircraft armament,
this makes the Grishas much more effective than the profusion of older escort
vessels that were retired in the late 1980s.
Large ASW corvette MPK-49 laid
down 23 March 1980 at the Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky, Zelenodolsk (yard No.723),
launched 14 February 1982, commissioned 31 August 1982.
29 August 2004
renamed to Alexandrovets.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (10 knots), 2700 nmi (14 knots), 950 nmi (27 knots) |
hp M-8 gas turbine, 2x10000 hp M-507A diesels, 3 fixed pitch propellers, 1x500
kW ASDG-500 diesel generator, 1x300 kW DGN-300 diesel generator, 1x200 kW DG-200
ZIF-122 4K33 Osa-M SAM system launcher (20 9M33 missiles) - 4R-33 fire control
1x2 57 mm AK-725 (1100 rounds) - MR-103 Bars fire control system
30 mm AK-630 (2000 rounds)
2x2 533 mm DTA-53-1124 torpedo tubes (4 TEST-71,
TEST-71M, SET-65, SET-53, SET-53M, 53-65K torpedoes) - Drakon fire control system
2x12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 (96 RGB-60) - Burya fire control system
12 BB-1 or
BPS depth charges
MR-302 Rubka air/surface search radar, Bizan-4B reconnaissance radar , Donnavigation
radar , Nickel IFF, ARP-50R radio direction finder, MG-322T Amgun sonar, MG-339T
Shelonsonar, MG-26 Khosta underwater communication system, KMG-12 Kassandrasonar,
MGS-407K sonar, MI-110K and MI-110R anti-submarine search station
|Complement:||83 (9 officers)|