Russian Navy’s third frigate starts mooring trials

Russian naval shipyard Yantar informed that mooring tests of the third Project 11356 frigate ‘Admiral Makarov’ began March 31 in the Baltic Sea.

The company said that a team of 130 workers were involved in the ship’s preparations for sea trials which are expected to start in June this year.

Admiral Makarov is scheduled to be delivered to the Russian Navy in August 2016.

Construction of the ship started at the Kaliningrad plant February 29, 2012. It was launched on September 2, 2015.

Admiral Makarov is the third ship in the series of frigates of the project 11356 (development of “Northern Design Bureau”), under construction at the Yantar shipyard for the Russian Ministry of Defence.

Admiral Grigorovich, lead ship of the class was delivered to the Russian Navy on March 11, 2016. The second ship of the series, Admiral Essen is undergoing state trials in the Barents Sea.

According to Yantar, Admiral Essen is scheduled to be transferred to the Russian Navy in May this year.