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.
Border guard patrol ship Izmail laid down 12 September
1978 at the Shipyard named after A.M. Gorky, Zelenodolsk (yard No.777), launched
22 June 1980, commissioned 28 December 1980.
In June 1992 transferred to
the Ukraine. 19.01.1996 renamed to Chernigov (hull number U205), from 26.07.2004
- Izmail. Decommissioned 30.11.2004.
| 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 diesel generator, 1x200 kW diesel generator
57 mm AK-725 (2200 rounds) - MR-103 Bars fire control system|
2x2 533 mm DTA-53-1124
torpedo tubes (4 torpedoes TEST-71, TEST-71M, SET-65, SET-53, SET-53M, 53-65K)
- Drakon fire control system
2x12 RBU-6000 Smerch-2 (96 RGB-60) - Burya fire
16 BB-1 depth charges
MR-302 Rubka air/surface search radar , Bizan-4B reconnaissance radar, Don
navigation radar, Nickel IFF, ARP-50R radio direction finder, MG-332 Amgun sonar,
MG-339T Shelon sonar, MG-26 Khosta underwater communication system, MGS-407K sonar,
MI-110K and MI-110R anti-submarine search station