September 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The first serial frigate of Project 22350 “Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet”, which was accepted into the Navy on July 21, 2020, is sent to the main base of the Northern Fleet. The ship is now passing the Norwegian Sea and arrival in Severomorsk was September 15th.
The frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov was built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. It was laid down in 2010 and launched in 2014. At the end of 2018, he began factory sea trials, which took place in the area of responsibility of the Baltic and Northern fleets.
On the eve of the Navy Day on July 21, 2020, the St. Andrew’s flag was solemnly raised on the frigate. The ship is enlisted in the Northern Fleet’s rocket ship division – the largest formation of surface ships of the Russian Navy, which also includes the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great and the lead frigate of the project 22350 Soviet Union Admiral of the Fleet Gorshkov ”, which is currently testing new missile weapons in the White Sea.
In 2019 and 2020, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov took part in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg. During the period of testing and subsequent inter-fleet passage, the ship covered more than 25 thousand nautical miles. In total, the ship’s crew spent about six months at sea.
During the testing period, the frigate fired three times with the Kalibr missile system, one anti-aircraft missile firing, 14 firing artillery firing and two firing with naval anti-submarine weapons.