Project 11356 Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Admiral Essen” makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. For the crew of a warship, it is the first long-distance cruise this year, during which the Black Sea forces will operate as part of the permanent compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean. In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted naval exercises of various subjects in accordance with the…

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RFS Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

February 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan, the frigate “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet left Sevastopol and headed for the Black Sea straits. After passing the straits, the ship will act as part of the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the long-range operational zone. In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted various exercises in accordance with the training courses of surface ships of the Navy. The frigate…

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RFS Admiral Essen Conducts Air Defense Training

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the frigate “Admiral Essen” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) conducted a training to cover the basing station from a massive air strike of a conditional enemy. The training was conducted in accordance with the combat training plan as part of the air defense exercise of the naval base station. According to the plan of the exercise, the fleet’s air defense weapons recorded a takeoff of a group of planes of the conditional enemy in the direction of the basing point.…

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Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov involved in exercise in the Mediterranean Sea

November 20, 2018 – Battle stations of air defense units of the Black Sea Fleet frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov conducted joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea to detect unidentified air targets and repel simulated airstrikes. While working out the tasks, units of the warships detected and classified targets, and the air defense units engaged air targets of the adversary by the warships’ anti-aircraft weapons. The crews of Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen are conducting tasks in the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in this year. Earlier, the…

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RFS Admiral Essen Visited Messina for 110th Anniversary of Earthquake/Tsunami

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Admiral Essen completed the business call at the port of Messina on the island of Sicily (Italy) and continued its tasks in the Mediterranean. During the stay of the frigate “Admiral Essen” in the Italian city, the crew of the ship visited a monument to Russian sailors and local historical attractions of Messina. The visit of the Russian ship to the Italian port was timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and…

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Frigates Admiral Grigorovich & Admiral Essen Join Mediterranean Flotilla

August 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigates of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen make a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean. Currently, the crews of the ships pass the Black Sea straits of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Making the transition by sea, the ships carried out a complex of naval combat exercises in the training grounds of the fleet in the Black Sea. In particular, the crews of the frigates, together with the crews of the Ka-27PL helicopters, completed the tasks of…

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Frigate Admiral Essen, patrol ships Pytlivy and Smetlivy carry out exercises in Black Sea

In accordance with the combat training plan, the frigate Admiral Essen as well as the patrol ships Smetlivy and Pytlivy is carrying out tasks in the Black Sea Fleet naval training zones. After their departure from Sevastopol, the ships navigated a complex of ship exercises practicing joint actions in various orders, maneuvers and signal communications regimes. Later on, the ships started to perform tasks in various ranges in accordance with the training course of single ships of the Navy. After these tasks, the crews are to carry out a joint…

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