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.
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 the ship was 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)|