August 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, arrived in Severomorsk after completing the tasks in the far ocean zone. In addition to circumnavigation, the frigate, along with the Elbrus multi-purpose logistics support vessel and the Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, took part in the Main Naval Parade at the Kronstadt Raid and in the Ocean Shield-2019 inter-naval exercise.
Severomorsky spent 175 days far from the permanent base. Their long hike began on February 26th. During this time, ships traveled over 40 thousand nautical miles, made calls to the ports of seven countries: Djibouti, Sri Lanka, China, Ecuador, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Cape Verde. The frigate Admiral Gorshkov took part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China in Qingdao, presenting it at the Russian Navy. The detachment visited four oceans, crossed the equator twice, passed the Suez and Panama Canals.
As the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, congratulating the crews of ships and vessels on their arrival at their home base, circumnavigation has become an excellent marine practice and life school for North Sea residents, as well as a good test for new Russian marine equipment – frigate Admiral Gorshkov and transport “Elbrus” for the first time took part in such a long trip.