Admiral Panteleyev 548 is still considered extremely scary for submarines on the ocean.

Among the 9 large submarine hunting destroyers of Project 1155 Fregat, designated by NATO as the Udaloy I class, built by the Soviet Union since the 1980s, Admiral Panteleyev 548 is still considered extremely scary for submarines on the ocean. Admiral Panteleyev is currently part of Russia’s Pacific Fleet. The class has a number of abilities that can give nightmares to enemy submarines.

The Udaloy-class destroyer, with twelve ships were built between 1980 and 1991, while the thirteenth ship built to a modified design, known as Udaloy II class, followed in 1999. They complement the Sovremenny-class destroyers in anti-aircraft and anti-surface warfare operations. The ship has a full load displacement of 7,570 tons, an overall length of 163m, a beam of 19.3m, and a draft of 6.2m.

The ship’s hull is made of steel, has an elongated forecastle, a large camber of frames in the bow and a double bottom along its entire length. The internal premises of the hull are separated by refractory bulkheads, non-combustible materials are widely used inside the ship. In the middle and aft parts of the hull of the ship are 3 groups of superstructures, aluminum-magnesium alloys are widely used. In the aft superstructure there are two helicopter hangars.

Admiral Panteleyev 548
Admiral Panteleyev 548

The ship is equipped with a combined gas and gas propulsion system feeding 2 shafts 4 gas turbines, providing total of 120,000 horsepower. The use of the combined gas and gas propulsion system allows the ship to have a smaller footprint and also better fuel efficiency at cruise speed than other propulsion systems. The ship can reach a maximum speed of 35 knots, the range can reach 10,500 nauticalmiles at 14 knots, the standard crew is 300 sailors.

Right in front of the deck was two 100mm AK-100 gunships. The AK-100 is a Russian-built 100mm naval cannon, with a maximum rate of fire of 60 rounds per minute, firing a 26.8 kg munition in high explosive fragmentation.

The Udaloy-class is equipped with eight SS-N-14 anti-submarine missiles, which can be used against surface ships as well as anti-submarines. These missiles have an effective range of 5 to 50 km and are located in 2 launchers on either side of the bridge. SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles are mounted in vertical launch systems to cope with aerial threats. It also carries two quad launchers for 533mm torpedoes which can hit targets 15 to 20km away.

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