Russia: Crew of Frigate Neustrashimy Celebrates 19-th Anniversary of Flag Hosting
Crew of frigate Neustrashimy headed by Capt 2 rank Denis Baranov on Jan 24 celebrated 19-th anniversary of the flag hoisting.
Frigate Neustrashimy was laid down in 1987 at Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad). The ship was named in honor of destroyer Neustrashimy, the first destroyer built after WW2. The frigate was launched in 1988 and after successful completion of state sea trials joined Russian Navy on Jan 24, 1993.
Since 1994 frigate Neustrashimy regularly participated in various Navy’s contests and wins Navy Commander’s prizes.
The ship won more than ten Navy Commander’s prizes for gun firings and antiaircraft warfare.
In 2002, the ship’s crew was awarded Kaliningrad Governor’s Cup as the most tight-knit crew.
Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate Neustrashimy was declared the best ship in Russian Navy in 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2007 in accordance with results of combat training.
Throughout her service in Russian Navy, frigate Neustrashimy has covered over 120,000 nautical miles and paid about 30 visits to foreign ports of Germany, Spain, Norway, Portugal, Poland, France, Denmark, Libya, Syria, and Oman. Crewmen of Neustrashimy took part in many international naval exercises BALTOPS annually held under the Partnership for Peace program. In 2003, on the 300-th anniversary of Baltic Fleet, Neustrashimy visited London; Russian president boarded the ship and signed a number of international agreements there. Last year, Neustrashimy demonstrated Russian naval ensign in Copenhagen at NATO-Russia Council session.
In 2008-2009, BF frigate Neustrashimy was the first warship in Russia’s recent history attended the international anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, and escorted over 60 merchant vessels. In 2009-2010 the crew of Neustrashimy effectively kept another anti-piracy watch. During two anti-piracy patrols, the ship had escorted 22 convoys with overall tonnage exceeding 4 mln tons.
Naval Today Staff , January 26, 2012