The fourth small missile ship of project 22800 (code "Karakurt") for the Pacific fleet will be laid at the Amur Shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on May 7. This was reported by local media with reference to the press service of the enterprise.
The fourth RTO for Pacific Fleet was laid on May 7, the ship has already received the name "Pavlovsk". The first two RTOs of the Pacific Series - Rzhev and Udomlya were laid on July 1 last year, the third RTO of project 22800 Karakurt, called Ussuriysk, was laid down at the end of December 2019.
The construction is under the contract signed by the Ministry of Defense on August 22, 2018 for the construction of six small missile ships for the Pacific Fleet. The agreement provides for the construction of four RTOs in the Amur Shipyard and two more at the Vostochnaya Shipyard in Vladivostok. The last RTO of the Amur series should go into operation by 2026, and the Vladivostok one by 2023.
Small rocket ships of the 22800 project (cipher "Karakurt") - the Russian series of multi-purpose rocket and artillery ships of the near-sea zone (small corvettes). They are designed to conduct combat operations in the near-sea zone and participate in the fulfillment of tasks in peacetime and wartime, independently and as part of ship groups.
Main characteristics: length - 67 meters, width - 11 meters, draft - 4 meters, displacement - about 800 tons, cruising range - up to 2500 miles, autonomy - 15 days. The main armament is one PU UKKS (universal ship complex) 3С14 RK Caliber, one 76-mm gun mount AK-176МA, two 30-mm gun guns AK-630М or CIRCED Armor-M, two 14.5-mm or 12,7-mm MTPU machine-gun installations.