May 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – In St. Petersburg, at the enterprise of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Severnaya Verf, the frigate Admiral Golovko of project 22350 was solemnly launched.
The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Advisor to the President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Viktor Chirkov, General Director of Severnaya Verf Shipyard Igor Ponomarev, General Director of Northern Design Bureau Andrey Dyachkov.
Congratulating the Severnaya Verf shipbuilders on this significant event, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, noted that “the Navy receives an excellent serial frigate, capable of effectively solving tasks in the far ocean zone as part of squads and groups of warships, as well as singly. The ships of this project confirm the performance characteristics laid down in them by the designer and manufacturer. The proof of this is the recent round-the-world expedition of the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, which has become a good test for the ship. And the lead ship of project 22350 passed this test with dignity. ”
The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, drew the attention of the ceremony participants to the fact that the “New Frigate, Admiral Golovko” is an example of the effective implementation of a complex and large-scale project, which testifies to the enormous scientific and technical potential and the highest level of interaction between the Navy and the United Shipbuilding Corporation. I am sure that the designers of the Northern Design Bureau, engineers and workers of the Northern Shipyard, all who take part in the construction of the ship, use the most advanced shipbuilding technologies in a highly professional manner. It is gratifying to note that the ship is equipped with a new fully domestic gas turbine unit, the production of which has been mastered as part of the import substitution policy pursued by the country’s leadership. In the ship is the Russian soul. ”
“Due to its tactical and technical characteristics, the frigate will undoubtedly strengthen the grouping of surface ships of the Navy in the far sea zone, capable of solving the problem of a naval presence in the World Ocean. Each such ship is a strengthening of the ocean status of our Navy. The range of frigates of the project 22350 will be developed in terms of further improving their combat capabilities. This is a demand of time. Together with shipbuilders, we must take several steps forward in the creation of new ships and their construction. We will succeed, ”said the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, speaking to the participants in the launching ceremony for the frigate Admiral Golovko.
Victor Chirkov, adviser to the President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), on behalf of the corporation’s management, congratulated the shipyards of Severnaya Verf and the sailors on a remarkable event, which indicates that Russian shipbuilders are capable of building the most advanced warships for the Russian Navy. ”
Viktor Chirkov emphasized the fact that Severnoye PKB, Severnaya Verf and other cooperative enterprises managed to mass-produce the project 22350 frigates, which have a huge modernization reserve, which in the future will increase the ammunition load of these ships and introduce new systems. This speaks of the preserved and augmented traditions of the Russian school of naval shipbuilding, which is able to flexibly respond to changes in the balance of power in the oceans, to create ships and naval weapons that can neutralize any threats from sea and ocean directions. ”
Director General of Severnaya Verf Shipyard Igor Ponomarev congratulated all participants in the creation and construction of the new frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Golovko, noting that “The second in a series and the third ship of this project was built taking into account the operating experience and testing of previous frigates of this project, – frigate Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov.
“The frigate Admiral Golovko embodied all the best achievements. For a number of ship systems and, in particular, for electronic weapons, he became even more perfect than his predecessors. Any series of ships is an evolution dictated by the rapid development of the scientific and technological process. Each new ship of the same project, as part of the construction of the series, should and will be even better in its characteristics. Shipbuilders of the Northern Shipyard are ready for this and will keep up with the challenges of the times, ”said Igor Ponomarev.
According to the Director General of the Severnaya Verf Shipyard, “After launching the frigate, hull-building and electrical installation, installation of ship systems, power plant systems, and mechanical equipment are ahead.”
In turn, the General Director of the Northern Design Bureau Andrey Dyachkov thanked the shipyards of the Northern Shipyard for the successful implementation of the new ship project, emphasizing that the Northern Design Bureau’s employees coped with the task, realizing the growing activity of equipping the Navy with ocean-going ships.
During the ceremony, a moleben was served, traditionally, for good luck, a bottle of champagne was broken on a steel board.
Watching the launch of the frigate, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, emphasized that “The launch of the frigate Admiral Golovko, intended for the Northern Fleet, took place in the year when the country celebrates the
75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in World War II ”
“Arseniy G. Golovko was the permanent commander of the Northern Fleet during the Great Patriotic War. Under his leadership, the fleet participated in the defense of the Soviet Arctic, carried out the Northern Allied convoys in the ocean zone and internal convoys. Ships, submarines and aircraft of the Northern Fleet successfully fought on the enemy’s sea lanes. Thanks to the actions of the Northern Fleet, the fascist invaders were not able to cross the state border of the Soviet Union in the area of the Sredny and Rybachy peninsulas, ”said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
As noted in the speech of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, “The name Admiral Golovko was already on board the Russian ship. The project 58 Admiral Golovko missile cruiser, built by the workers of your enterprise, served in the Northern and then in the Black Sea Fleet. His track record included: performing combat missions to assist the armed forces of Egypt in 1967, as well as the title “Best Missile Training Ship” received in 1999. The cruiser “Admiral Golovko” became the champion among domestic cruisers in the service, having been in the Navy for 40 years. “