Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov

Marshal Shaposhnikov (BPK 543) at sea

History

Russia

Name:
Marshal Shaposhnikov

Namesake:
Boris Shaposhnikov

Launched:
1985

Identification:
BPK 543

Status:
in active service

General characteristics

Class and type:
Udaloy-class destroyer

Displacement:

6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard
7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load

Length:
163 m (535 ft)

Beam:
19.3 m (63 ft)

Draught:
7.8 m (26 ft)

Propulsion:
2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 89,000 kW (120,000 hp)

Speed:
35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)

Range:
10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)

Complement:
300

Armament:

2 × 4 SS-N-14 anti submarine missiles
8 × vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface to air missiles
2 × 1 100 mm (3.9 in) guns
4 × 30 mm Gatling guns
2 × Altair CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS
2 × 4 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo
2 × RBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers

Aircraft carried:
2 x Ka-27 ‘Helix’ series helicopters

Aviation facilities:
Helicopter deck and hangar

Marshal Shaposhnikov is an Udaloy-class destroyer of the Russian Navy laid down in 1985. The vessel serves in the Russian Pacific Fleet. Her namesake is Boris Shaposhnikov.
Operational history[edit]
On 6 April 2003, Marshal Shoposhnikov left port, along with Admiral Panteleyev and the tanker Vladir Koechitsky, to start a deployment to the Indian Ocean, where exercises with the Indian Navy were planned for May 2003.[1] A number of Black Sea Fleet ships, plus, possibly, cruise missile submarines, joined the deployment.

Close-up of the “submarine chaser” Marshal Shaposhnikov in 2008

On 6 May 2010, Russian Naval Infantry deployed from Marshal Shaposhnikov rescued the hijacked tanker MV Moscow University. The entire crew escaped unharmed.[2] Moscow University had been hijacked by Somali pirates on 5 May 2010 off Socotra Island.[3] The commandos from Marshal Shaposhnikov detained 10 pirates and killed one during the release of the tanker.[4]
In November 2014, Marshal Shaposhnikov was part of a four-ship deployment to international waters off Australia.[5] The deployment was believed to be linked to the 2014 G-20 Brisbane summit and growing tensions between the two nations.[5]

Notes[edit]

^ Scott, Richard (16 April 2003). “Russia deploys naval squadron to Indian Ocean”. Jane’s Defence Weekly. p. 6. 
^ Ferris-Rotman, Amie
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