The newest corvette "Thundering" of project 20385 has completed the state tests and returned to "Severnaya Verf" to prepare for transfer to fleet... This is reported by the Ministry of Defense.
As the representative of the press service of the Ministry of Defense for the Navy (Navy), Captain First Rank Igor Dygalo, on Sunday evening, December 13, the corvette "Gremyashchiy" arrived in St. ... At the enterprise, the corvette will undergo inspection and preparation for admission to the Russian Navy. The ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag will take place until the end of December, the exact date has not yet been announced.
As previously reported by the Ministry of Defense, the "Thundering" corvette will become part of the Pacific Fleet.
For our part, we note that the tests of the "Thundering" lasted more than a year, initially it was supposed to enter the fleet by the end of 2019, but it was decided to continue the tests, and the ceremony was held at the end of August 2020, but it was also postponed. At the "Severnaya Verf" in this regard, they said that the military want to "check the lead ship more thoroughly."
The 20385 Project “Thundering” is the lead ship of the series. Laid down in February 2012, launched in June 2017. Construction was delayed due to the non-delivery of German MTU power plants. The corvette was completed with Russian diesel engines 1DDA-12000 of the Kolomensky plant. The unit consists of two 16D49 engines with 6000 horsepower.
The ship is a further development of project 20380. Designed to detect and destroy surface enemy ships or submarines, organize landing, guard the coastal zone, escort other ships.
Displacement - 2200 tons, length - 104 m, width - 13 m, speed - up to 27 knots, cruising range - 3500 miles, autonomy - 15 days crew - 99 people.
The armament includes the universal naval rifle complex (UKSK) for the Caliber, Onyx and possibly Zircon, Redut air defense systems, the 100-mm A-190-01 artillery system, two AK-30-mm anti-aircraft artillery systems 630M, as well as anti-submarine complex "Package".