Admiral Kasatonov frigate joins Russian Navy fleet

The Russian Navy has commissioned Admiral Kasatonov (431), the second Project 22350, Admiral Gorshkov-class missile frigate.

Russian Defense Ministry

The acceptance and flag-raising ceremony for the newbuilding took place in the Neva roadstead, St. Petersburg, on July 21, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense

As informed, the ship arrived there to take part in Russia’s Main Naval Parade.

The commissioning follows the completion of state trials in the Barents, White and Baltic seas.

“The frigate Admiral Kasatonov, which successfully completed state trials, has been accepted for service in the navy…. The navy has received one more ship capable of effectively fulfilling assigned missions in long-distance maritime and oceanic zones,” Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov said.

Photo: Russian Ministry of Defense

The frigate was designed by the Severnoe Design Bureau and built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard.

Project 22350 frigates displace 5,000 tons, measure 135 meters in length and have a cruising range of 4,500 miles.

Admiral Gorshkov, the lead ship of Project 22350, was commissioned in 2018. All vessels are planned to be completed by 2025.