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Naval News – Russian Navy warships denied entry into the Black Sea – November 2022

Russian Pacific Fleet’s warships had been waiting for Turkey’s permission to cross the Bosporus into the Black Sea since early February, but Ankara never allowed them to enter. According to Andriy Klymenko, head of the Monitoring Group of the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Black Sea and editor-in-chief of the BlackSeaNews portal, the warships have been …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Missile Hits on Naval Vessels – 17.06.2022

On Friday 17th June, 2022 the Ukrainian Forces hit the Russian naval tugboat RFS SPASATEL VASILIY BEKH SB-739 with two Harpoon missiles in the Black Sea the first time it has claimed to have struck a Russian vessel with Western supplied Harpoon Missiles.   The naval tug was transporting ammunition, weapons and personnel from the Black …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 sank – 14.04.2022

The Russian Navy Slava Class or Project 1164 Atlant Guided Missile cruiser RFS MOSKVA 121 that was damaged in an explosion last Wednesday 13th April sank while she was being towed to a safe port on Thursday 14th April, 2022. TASS reported “The cruiser “Moskva” sank while being towed in a storm – Russian Defense …

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Russia-Ukraine War – RFS MOSKVA 121 damaged – 12.04.2022

On Tuesday 12th April, 2022 the Russian Navy Black Sea Flagship RFS MOSKVA 121 has suffered major damage with around 500 complement abandoning the ship, state media said late Tuesday in reports following Ukrainian claims of hitting the ship with a missile strike. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the mishap of the cruiser according to …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Ukrainian Navy destroy Russian Navy RFS ORSK BDK 148 – 24.03.2022

On Thursday 24th March a Russian Navy Project 1171 Tapir Class landing ship (NATO reporting name as Alligator) RFS ORSK BDK 148 was destroyed with 2 other naval vessels damaged in the occupied Ukrainian port city of Berdiansk by the Ukrainian Military. 24 hours before this was the scene while she was discharging military equipment …

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Russia-Ukraine War – Ukrainian Navy destroy Russian Navy RFS VASILY BYKOV 368 – 07.03.2022

On Monday 7th March 2022 the Ukrainian Navy had hit the 2018 commissioned Stealth Patrol Ship RFS VASILY BYKOV 368 with rocket artillery off the coast of Odessa, reportedly heavily damaged. She’s the first ship of her Class (6) as Project 22160. She participated in the attack on Snake Island on 24th February 2022 during the first day of …

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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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Naval News – Russian Navy Modernise frigate – February 2022

United Shipbuilding Corporation’s (USC) Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant has completed modernisation work on the Russian Navy’s Project 11540 Yastreb (Hawk) frigate NEUSTRASHIMYY F 712 . The ship has already begun undergoing acceptance trials in the Baltic Sea. After 30 days of trials, she will be redelivered to the Russian Baltic Fleet. F 712 RFS NEUSTRASHIMYY …

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Passers By – Naval Units during April & May 2021.

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – Early April 2021 the Russian Navy Project 22350 Gorshkov Class frigate RFS ADMIRAL KASATONOV 431 along with the salvage tug NIKOLAI CHIKER and tanker VYAZMA (Joined in February 2021 ) passed Malta-Sicily Straits during the frigate maiden deployment which left homeport …

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Casualties – Russian Navy Corvette collides with a Refrigerated Ship – 23.09.2020

On Wednesday 23rd September, 2020 early morning the Russian Navy Corvette RFS KAZANETS collided with the 145 metres long refrigerated ship (NOT a container ship as reported by several media) ICE ROSE in dense fog in Danish waters on Wednesday near the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden. The reefer sailed under her own power …

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