Heavy nuclear missile cruiser "Peter the Great" continues to be in service fleet, no decision was made on its write-off. This was reported by an informed source in the Northern Fleet.
The flagship of the Northern Fleet continues to fulfill its intended tasks, no decision has been made to decommission the cruiser, the ship is planned to be sent for repairs after the Admiral Nakhimov returns to combat strength. According to the source, the Peter the Great is now assessing the amount of work to be done and its cost, and defense industry specialists have been involved to check all internal ship systems, assemblies and equipment.
No decisions were made on the cruiser Peter the Great. It performs tasks for its intended purpose as part of the Northern Fleet
- leads RIA News source words.
Earlier, the Russian press reported that the flagship of the Northern Fleet TARKR "Peter the Great" would be decommissioned after the same type "Admiral Nakhimov", which had undergone a major overhaul and modernization, returned to combat strength. According to the source, the modernization of "Peter the Great" will cost too much, so it will be written off. It was also claimed that most of the cruiser's crew allegedly had already moved to the Admiral Nakhimov.
It is worth noting that both information is unofficial, how things are actually unknown, the Russian Ministry of Defense has not made any statements on this topic.
TARKR "Peter the Great" was laid down at the Baltic shipyard on August 25, 1986, launched on April 25, 1989. In 1992 he received the name "Peter the Great". It entered the Northern Fleet on April 18, 1998. Today - the only "Orlan" project 1144, which is in service. It is the largest nuclear powered non-aircraft operating ship in the world.