The newest corvette "Mercury" project 20380, built at the shipbuilding enterprise "Severnaya Verf" in St. Petersburg, continues to undergo factory sea trials. The forces of the Baltic Sea are engaged in providing ZHI fleet.
The corvette has entered the next stage of testing, in which it will test a number of ship systems and mechanisms. The completion dates for going to sea have not yet been announced; ships and support vessels of the Baltic Fleet, as well as a naval aviation BF. According to preliminary information, the acceptance of the ship into the Navy should take place this year, possibly in October. Serve "Mercury" will go to the Black Sea Fleet.
As previously reported, the Mercury corvette is a Project 20380 Zealous corvette built at Severnaya Verf and renamed in 2021. Project 20386 corvette "Mercury", which was laid down earlier, was renamed "Daring" and turned into a long-term construction; it is also being built at Severnaya Verf.
The corvette called Zealous was laid down on February 20, 2015, launched on March 12, 2020, after which it was completed afloat. Renamed "Mercury" last October. It is the fifth project 20380 corvette built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard according to a modified project with the installation of a new Zaslon multifunctional radar complex.
Displacement standard 1800 tons, full 2220 tons. The maximum length is 104,5 meters, the width is 13 meters, the maximum draft is 7,95 meters. Maximum speed 27 knots. Cruising range up to 4000 miles. The main armament is Uran 2X4 anti-ship missiles, from the eighth ship - Caliber or Onyx. Also in service are the Redut air defense system, the Paket-NK anti-submarine complex, the A-100 190 mm gun mount, two 14,5 mm machine gun mounts and two DP-64 anti-sabotage grenade launchers. There is a hangar for the Ka-27 helicopter.