RFS Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Arrives at Kotelny Island

September 24, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ships providing the Northern Fleet, members of the Arctic group, arrived at the island of Kotelny, the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands. In the Laptev Sea, the crews of ships and vessels will provide tactical exercises, as well as conduct a number of general combat training activities. The day before, a detachment led by a large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” successfully crossed the ice-dangerous regions of the East Siberian Sea, as well as the Sannikov Strait, accompanied by the Vaigach nuclear icebreaker. Ice reconnaissance…

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Russian Northern Fleet Trains in Anti-Sabotage Defense

September 20, 2018 – The crews of the ships of the Arctic grouping of the Northern Fleet, led by the commander of the Kola Flotilla, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, from the side of the flagship ship – BKK “Vice Admiral Kulakov”, conducted a doctrine on anti-sabotage defense when parking in an unprotected raid. The doctrine took place during a stopover in the Vankar settlement in the Chukchi Sea, where the ships replenished the water and fuel supplies from the tanker “Sergei Osipov”. The main purpose of the exercise was to…

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Arctic group of Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait

September 19, 2018 (Google Translation) – An Arctic group of the Northern Fleet commanded by Kola Flotilla Commander Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev on board of the major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov has entered the Chukchi Sea. When passing the Bering Strait, ships and vessels maneuvered in formation and practiced anti-submarine warfare. The detachment made up of warships and auxiliary vessels is sailing in severe hydro meteorological conditions in the Chukchi Sea. The bridge watch on all ships and vessels of the detachment is carried with special vigilance in strict…

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Northern Fleet have completed preparations for Arctic campaign

Google Translation Combat ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet have completed a set of preparatory measures for the next long march along the seas of the Arctic Ocean. At present, the raid of the main base of the Northern Fleet of the city of Severomorsk forms a detachment of ships and supply vessels. The squad will include a large anti-submarine ship “Vice Admiral Kulakov”, large landing crafts “Alexander Obrakovsky”, “Kondopoga”, sea trawler “Vladimir Humanenko”, icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” and other support vessels. The crews of all the ships and…

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Severomorsk and Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Conduct ASW Training in Barents Sea

The Northern Fleet ship search-and-strike group composed of the major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov are holding the test tactical drill on searching for and destroying the simulated enemy’s submarine. The exercise contains several stages in the Northern Fleet ranges in the Barents Sea led by the commanding officer of an anti-submarine brigade Captain 1 Rank Andrei Klimenko. The ships are to work out interaction with each other, as well as with nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines and ASW aircraft, master new tactical methods of joint search for a…

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Royal Navy frigate shadows Russian warship in Moray Firth

Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through the Moray Firth this weekend. Somerset, a Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate, detected and monitored the movements of the Russian warship Vice Admiral Kulakov and her supporting tanker. HMS Somerset had been engaged in trials of her cutting-edge sonar equipment when she received the call to locate and shadow the Russian units. She arrived in the Moray Firth on Saturday (18 November) and escorted the ships through UK waters and north along the coast of Norway before returning to her…

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Northern Fleet ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov passes through English Channel

The major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet has finished passing through the English Channel. The Russian ship has left Severomorsk in late June. During the long-range sortie, the ship crew has visited four foreign ports: Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt), and Lisbon (Portugal). 

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Vitse Admiral Kulakov Port Call at Alexandria

Major ASW ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov having a long-distance mission in the remote ocean zone passed the Suez Canal and entered the Alexandria port (Egypt). This is her third stopover in the foreign port since the beginning of the mission. Earlier, the major ASW ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov entered Limassol (Cyprus) and Salalah (Oman) for supply replenishment. During the next few days the personnel will replenish food and water supplies. Besides, the seamen will have time for a short rest. After the stopover, the Northern Fleet seamen will continue their…

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RFS Vitse Admiral Kulakov Escorts Indian Tanker Through Gulf of Aden

The large ASW ship Fleet Vice-Admiral Kulakov of the Northern is escorting a tanker flying the Indian Flag through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The Russian ship has replenished water and fuel supplies in the port of Salalah (Oman) in the South East of the Arabian Peninsula. After the stopover, the large ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov sailed off to escort the Indian tanker through the dangerous areas of the Gulf of Aden and the southern part of the Red Sea. In the course of escorting, seamen…

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Russian destroyer Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Escorting Chinese tanker through Gulf of Aden

Northern Fleet Vitse Admiral Kulakov destroyer is escorting a Chinese Casco Jay tanker through the Gulf of Aden. The two ships met in the northern part of the Red Sea and headed east. For the next several days, the Vitse Admiral Kulakov will escort the Chinese ship and ensure its security. The two ships will travel together until they reach the Indian Ocean. During its current mission, the Russian destroyer has already covered more than 10,000 nautical miles. On August 12, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, replenished its food,…

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