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Sea trials of the corvette "Mercury" of project 20380, built for the Black Sea Fleet, continue in the Baltic

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Sea trials of the corvette "Mercury" of project 20380, built for the Black Sea Fleet, continue in the Baltic

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.
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  1. Normann
    Normann 20 September 2022 19: 32
    +1
    Lords of RTOs (and where is the BOD? Or call this admiral's series like that ...
    1. Borik
      Borik 20 September 2022 19: 43
      +5
      We wish you to pass all the tests perfectly and quickly join the Russian fleet.
      1. g1v2
        g1v2 20 September 2022 19: 54
        +4
        And quickly. He is desperately needed at the Black Sea Fleet. After the death of Moscow, his air defense at the Black Sea Fleet will be the strongest.
        1. m.cempbell
          m.cempbell 20 September 2022 21: 30
          +3
          As the same Moscow showed - the strongest does not mean effective
        2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk 20 September 2022 21: 34
          +4
          Will not. His air defense is crappy, the frigates of the Admiral's series remain the best
          1. Alexander Salenko
            Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 43
            0
            So the trouble is with them, in the sense of continuing the series, however, you know more about it than I do. I agree that frigates are better, I was on Makarov, I was impressed.
        3. free
          free 20 September 2022 21: 43
          -1
          And where was the ship's Pantsir-M air defense missile system, as part of the armament, was it not found, or is it being replaced by the Redut air defense system? The question arose from taking into account the presence of harpoons in a potential enemy, and the Redut air defense system is more like air defense, not missile defense
          1. ramzay21
            ramzay21 21 September 2022 01: 36
            +1
            Poliment Redoubt is a seared S-350 and it is the best air defense in our fleet today, but it is a frigate 22350.
            Corvette 20380, after the installation of a saw-cut radar Zaslon on it, practically lost its ability to carry out air defense, but it will become the only ship in the Black Sea Fleet capable of at least somehow carrying out anti-aircraft defense.
            But the ZRPK Pantsir does not work in rain and snow, and this is not the level of Corvette air defense.
            1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
              Andrei from Chelyabinsk 21 September 2022 08: 10
              0
              Quote: ramzay21
              And ZRPK Pantsir does not work in rain and snow

              Not a fact, by the way.
  2. faiver
    faiver 20 September 2022 19: 40
    +5
    Almost eight years to build a corvette .... sad
    1. Al manah
      Al manah 20 September 2022 22: 22
      +1
      Probably will be very strong and reliable. And how the Banderlokhs will be afraid of him with their lousy Harpoons ...
  3. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 20 September 2022 19: 41
    -1
    With a draft of 8 meters, you can’t drag it into Chernoye through inland waters, right? Say sailors...
    1. Sergey3
      Sergey3 20 September 2022 19: 51
      +6
      And why drag it there by inland waters? The restriction of the Montreux Convention does not apply to ships going to their home port.
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 20 September 2022 20: 03
        -5
        What is your nationality? laughing Answer a question with a question! laughing
      2. solar
        solar 20 September 2022 22: 28
        0
        The restriction of the Montreux Convention does not apply to ships going to their home port.

        if he got out. That is, they do not go, but return to the port of registry
    2. faiver
      faiver 20 September 2022 20: 22
      0
      Say sailors...
      - the question is not at the address, you need to ask the rivermen ...
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 20 September 2022 21: 56
      +3
      Quote: Cat Alexandrovich
      With a draft of 8 meters, you can’t drag it into Chernoye through inland waters, right?

      As for the draft, you correctly noticed it. There is Volgo-Balt + Volgo-Don. Both systems can carry ships W=up to 5000t. In terms of the dimensions of the lock chambers (V-B = 198x21,5 m and V-D = 264-270 by 17,8 m), 20380 would have passed if it were not for the depth of the Volga-Don - only 4,5-5,0 m. whether the way out? There is. Barge or pontoons, with a draft not exceeding 3,5m. But whether ours will fence such a garden - that is, the question for a million dollars!
      Most likely, the new MERCURY will be worked out in the Baltic, and then sent to the Middle-earth on a BS with a temporary base on Tartus. And from there - to Sevastopol.
      IMHO.
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 21 September 2022 05: 30
        +1
        Thanks for the smart answer! laughing And then the downvoters downvoted me. I don't understand why. laughing
    4. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 45
      0
      The Black Sea is not quite a marquise puddle, if you mean it, but if through Azov, yes, it will be problematic, there is a maximum depth of 13 meters. You swim, so walking along the sea you can easily leave for 200 meters.
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  5. Navigator
    Navigator 20 September 2022 20: 03
    0
    8 years to build a small ship! How long will we build ships of the EM Leader level? 15-20 years old?
  6. next322
    next322 20 September 2022 20: 04
    0
    8 years for a simple corvette is an insanely long time!
  7. Fenia04
    Fenia04 20 September 2022 20: 08
    +1
    "Mercury" is it in honor of the brig Kazarsky?
    1. seti
      seti 20 September 2022 20: 26
      +1
      All right. Significant name for the Black Sea Fleet. And there was also "Memory of Mercury".
    2. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 20 September 2022 21: 03
      +1
      Quote: Fenia04
      "Mercury" is it in honor of the brig Kazarsky?

      Yes, in honor of the brig "Mercury" commanded by Kazarsky.
    3. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 46
      0
      Of course, that's why he goes to the Black Sea Fleet.
  8. Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 September 2022 20: 26
    -3
    The Turks will not let him into the Black Sea while the operation in Ukraine is going on.
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 20 September 2022 21: 04
      +2
      Why won't they let you. There are restrictions for warships of countries outside the Black Sea basin. ? They will let you in. The ship's home port is Sevastopol.
      1. solar
        solar 20 September 2022 22: 29
        -3
        They won't let me. There are restrictions for countries at war
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 08: 52
          +1
          Quote from solar
          They won't let me. There are restrictions for countries at war

          And who told you that Russia is at war? SVO is coming. but only . The ships of the Black Sea Fleet are being let through to their bases. Warships of other fleets of Russia will not be allowed. And yes, Launch, they will launch, but they won’t let you go back to the Mediterranean Sea ... This ship, Mercury, can change one of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in Tartus (Syria) .. And he himself will take up combat duty .. Also not very bad castling ... A frigate of the "Grigorovich" type will go home to Sevastopol, and Mercury with its air defense system will cover part of the Mediterranean and our ships in Syria.
          1. solar
            solar 21 September 2022 09: 25
            -1
            And who told you that Russia is at war?

            Turks.
            Turkey has closed the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits for the passage of warships, the Anadolu agency reported on Twitter, citing Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
            "Turkey has warned all coastal and non-coastal countries not to allow the passage of warships through the straits," Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the agency.
            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 10: 05
              -1
              Quote from solar
              Turks.

              Turks, they are such Turks ... Today it is like this, tomorrow it is ... But the truth is always in the middle. - "Earlier, Turkey closed the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for the passage of warships of Russia and Ukraine, however, the ban does not apply to warships returning to their naval bases located in the Black Sea. Then the Turks completely closed the straits for any warships of the non-Black Sea states, using the Montreux Convention." html
              1. solar
                solar 21 September 2022 12: 19
                0
                Exactly that
                ships returning



                if he got out. That is, they do not go, but return to the port of registry. "Mercury" does not fall under this.
                1. Xnumx vis
                  Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 13: 04
                  -1
                  Quote from solar
                  if he got out. That is, they do not go, but return to the port of registry. "Mercury" does not fall under this.

                  Who told you this? Erdogan? No . The ships are returning to their naval bases stationed in the Black Sea. It is not specified what kind of ships these are. Newly built or previously based. The ship was built, it is returning from the place of construction to the place of permanent deployment! Period .. Everything else is the dream of the ukrozhido-Bandera people. tongue
                  1. solar
                    solar 21 September 2022 14: 14
                    0
                    "returning" suggests that he came out of there.
                    And the Turks decide in this matter.
                    1. Xnumx vis
                      Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 15: 56
                      -2
                      Quote from solar
                      "returning" suggests that he came out of there.

                      Returned, it means assigned to its home base. The Turks will not climb into the bottle. Do they need it? No . Grain, oil, gas, nuclear power plant, tourists, S-400 complexes, and other goodies from Russia.
                      1. solar
                        solar 22 September 2022 08: 55
                        -2
                        in my opinion, you interpret the words "return" and "attributed" too freely
                        Despite the prohibition of passage established in paragraph 2 above, warships of belligerent powers, coastal or non-coastal to the Black Sea, separated from the ports of their main parking lot, may return to these ports.
                      2. Xnumx vis
                        Xnumx vis 22 September 2022 09: 43
                        0
                        I'm not interpreting, but stating a fact. And you, what you want, are passing off as real!
  9. Chief Officer Lom
    Chief Officer Lom 20 September 2022 20: 41
    +3
    You can minus, but, despite the glorious traditions and history, it is time to reorganize the Black Sea and Baltic fleets into flotillas, concentrating the main forces in the Northern and Pacific fleets. We are not able to maintain 4 full-fledged fleets, and we do not have the ability to quickly, and in the conditions of a major conflict, there is no way at all to concentrate the scattered forces of the fleet into a powerful shock fist. With the increase in the range of weapons, the combat radius of aircraft and reconnaissance and target designation, the Black Sea and that part of the Baltic Sea, which we claim to control, are turning into shootable puddles, the exit from which is closed.
    1. Sergey Valov
      Sergey Valov 20 September 2022 21: 35
      +2
      The responsibility of the Black Sea Fleet extends to the Mediterranean Sea. The Indian Ocean is also not far away. And the second - the fleet, the flotilla, these are just words, reality - tasks.
    2. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 49
      +1
      On the contrary, you were flattened, but we have always had the problem of the isolation of the fleets. A fleet or a flotilla, these are just words, in fact, it is clear that we have the Northern and Pacific Fleet, now the question is being decided that one can help the other.
  10. SIT
    SIT 20 September 2022 20: 55
    -1
    Whatever the Russian naval commanders planned, but when it came to a real war, the Black Sea Fleet has been doing the same thing for the last 200 years - amphibious landings. This is especially true of the 1st and 2nd world wars. And all this time the fleet was preparing for anything, but not for landings. As a result, in World War I, landings in the rear of the Turks were landed from Elpidiforov, which is a gunboat, minesweeper, minzag, but not a landing craft. Although it turned out well - in 1 minutes. landed up to 20 thousand infantry. In the Second World War, everything was used in general, from rafts and boats to the cruiser "Red Caucasus", which landed troops directly on the pier in Kerch. After the Second World War, they finally started building special ships for the marines. They are still in service, although there are probably already commanders, not to mention sailors, younger than these ships. But in the USSR, in wartime, they would have been part of squadrons consisting of ships of the 6st rank. What now? They can’t even just go a hundred kilometers to the Ukrainian coast, because. they will be sunk by anti-ship missiles. They don't have any cover. These corvettes are nothing at all. But let's say things still come to the landing. What and who will plow the coast with a shaft of fire before landing? Who will ensure the transfer of the fire shaft deep into enemy territory? Who will cover the landing with an air defense umbrella? Are these corvettes? Yes, they will be on the ground long before that. Well, you can finally, stepping on the same rake for 1 years, understand why the Black Sea Fleet is needed and create it for a specific concept, and not just to report to the authorities, but at least the grass doesn’t grow there?
    1. m.cempbell
      m.cempbell 20 September 2022 21: 36
      -2
      Desperately upvote! It seems that the Black Sea Fleet is now needed only so that the sailors have something to receive a salary for.
      1. Alexander Salenko
        Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 54
        +2
        I don’t know where you get this feeling from, but the Black Sea Fleet is actively working, I constantly see ships leaving and arriving in Sevastopol, probably they don’t go fishing. And the fleet is not only ships, for example, the 126th coastal defense brigade became guards with the beginning of the NMD, but there is also aviation, there is a marines brigade.
        It was the forces of the fleet that occupied the largest spaces in Ukraine and did not leave from there.
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 09: 01
          +2
          Quote: Alexander Salenko
          It was the forces of the fleet that occupied the largest spaces in Ukraine and did not leave from there.

          They took the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov, keep the entire Black Sea coast, Turks, Georgians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Svidoukria in suspense. They ensure the safety of St. Syria. at the Tartus base. They control the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea straits. The ships of the Black Sea Fleet control the entire area of ​​the Black Sea. The marines showed themselves excellently in Mariupol and on Kherson land, the air defense of the fleet is working, the coastal troops are working .. The fleet is not only ships, it is a complex of heterogeneous military branches aimed at performing one task.
          1. m.cempbell
            m.cempbell 21 September 2022 10: 12
            -1
            All this, especially about Syria, is relevant in peacetime. If there is a real war with NATO, then the Black Sea Fleet will be banned and its forces will not be enough to resist the US KUG covered from Turkish territory. All hope will be on the DBK and aviation. And it's purely nominal there.
            1. Xnumx vis
              Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 10: 27
              0
              Quote: m.cempbell
              If there is a real war with NATO, then the Black Sea Fleet will be banned and its forces will not be enough to resist the US KUG covered from Turkish territory. All hope will be on the DBK and aviation. And it's purely nominal there.

              If there is a real war with NATO, then each group of troops or ships will solve problems according to a pre-set task. Do you know what task has been set for our grouping of troops and navy in Syria? What nuclear weapons are on ships and airborne forces? Do not know ? And I don't know.
              1. m.cempbell
                m.cempbell 21 September 2022 11: 11
                0
                Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to somehow discredit the Black Sea Fleet or the RF Armed Forces in general. But judging by the information that is in the public domain, our situation is far from rosy. And now we need not just shifts in a positive direction, but very rapid shifts. Time is running out... Regards hi
                1. Xnumx vis
                  Xnumx vis 21 September 2022 11: 14
                  +1
                  Quote: m.cempbell
                  But judging by the information that is in the public domain, our situation is far from rosy.

                  Until disarmed. They cut and created little. We believed that we were part of a common world. We all believed. It turned out not. Here is the result.
                  1. m.cempbell
                    m.cempbell 21 September 2022 11: 29
                    +1
                    We believed, but "they" did not. For "them" we never became part of "their" world. Those. in the concept of the West there are "they" - good, and all the rest - bad. As they were Nazis, they remained ...
    2. Sergey Valov
      Sergey Valov 20 September 2022 21: 38
      0
      Landing troops is only the first and easiest part of the task. And how to supply the troops? How to build up strength on the shore?
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 20 September 2022 22: 31
      +2
      Quote: SIT
      They can’t even just go a hundred kilometers to the Ukrainian coast, because. they will be sunk by anti-ship missiles. They don't have any cover. These corvettes are nothing at all.

      1. Yes, they can sink if you do not fulfill the CONDITIONS for conducting VMDO: gaining dominance in the area of ​​​​conducting VMDO and gaining air supremacy in the area of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbthe operation. At the same time, air patrols purposefully "seek out" the DBK and PU anti-ship missiles. With detection - destroy.
      2. The cover of the DesO ships is carried out by the Air Defense Detachment, and the PLO. And at the beginning of the landing, the OVR of the landing area comes into play.
      3. Corvettes pr. 20380 with Barrier - serious ones. I had the honor to talk with my former subordinate, now an officer of the UBP BF, who spoke about the testing of the entire range of missiles. I was especially impressed by the "hundreds": there are a lot of them and they are ACCURATE! They fired at analogues of the Harpoon. 100% successful! So, it’s not a fact that such “corvettes” are about nothing ...
      Quote: SIT
      What and who will plow the coast with a shaft of fire before landing? Who will ensure the transfer of the fire shaft deep into enemy territory? Who will cover the landing with an air defense umbrella? Are these corvettes?
      Aviation, and then the barrel art of ships. But not a shaft. This is for the infantry. Ships are now working on point targets. The BDK has its own MLRS packages, plus the Ka-52 with the UBK.
      Quote: SIT
      understand why the Black Sea Fleet is needed and create it for a specific concept,
      The main task of the Black Sea Fleet is the Mediterranean with its SSBNs and AVUs. These are the tasks at the level of the STRATEGIC tasks of our fleet and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. And the landing inside the pool ... Probably, there is also such a task. Under it, 2 UDCs are being built in Kerch. Let's wait and see what comes of it.
      Sincerely. hi
      1. SIT
        SIT 21 September 2022 00: 19
        -2
        Quote: BoA KAA
        ] The main task of the Black Sea Fleet is the Mediterranean with its SSBNs and AVUs. These are the tasks at the level of the STRATEGIC tasks of our fleet and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
        hi

        Through a 800m wide strait controlled by a NATO country? Only in peacetime. In case of war, they will not even let them approach the straits.
      2. m.cempbell
        m.cempbell 21 September 2022 10: 15
        0
        Once there was a whole series of derogatory articles about the barrier.
    4. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 21 September 2022 07: 51
      +2
      One small clarification, the cruiser landed troops in Feodosia. A landing force of the Azov Flotilla landed in Kerch. The idea of ​​a breakthrough into the port, by the way, belongs to Oktyabrsky, whom it is now customary to bonfire.
  11. Pavel57
    Pavel57 20 September 2022 22: 05
    -1
    Quote: 30 vis
    Why won't they let you. There are restrictions for warships of countries outside the Black Sea basin. ? They will let you in. The ship's home port is Sevastopol.

    Now our warships are not allowed in, this is so, by the way.
  12. Chief Officer Lom
    Chief Officer Lom 20 September 2022 23: 10
    0
    The Mediterranean Sea is a worthy task. But the Black Sea Fleet can only go there in peacetime. I can hardly imagine how, during a conflict with NATO, our Black Sea Fleet, in any more or less real, with the current capabilities of our state, breaks through the straits in the coming years. The operational squadron, sent there in advance, as in Soviet times, will be cut off and destroyed. In the past, her death was also practically inevitable, but she had the goal of hitting NATO naval nuclear weapons carriers at the start of the "big war". But now NATO is not separated from us in Europe by the countries of the Warsaw Pact, it is already inside our former borders and the strike from the Mediterranean is no longer the shortest.