According to The National Interest, the destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov is said to be “Armed to the Teeth with Lots of New Missiles”.


The Marshal Shaposhnikov is a Russian Udaloy-class anti-submarine destroyer, launched in 1984 and entered service with the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy in 1985. As a ship with 35 years of naval service history, the Marshal Shaposhnikov is an outdated ship with no potential for large-scale renovation or upgrading.

However, in February 2018 the ship accidentally caught fire in the military port of Vladivostok and was forced to be repaired.

Marshal Shaposhnikov 543
Marshal Shaposhnikov 543

New Upgrades

In addition to repairs and modifications to the outer and superstructure, the ship’s armament was also refitted with a variety of new weapons. Specifically, two old-fashioned 100 mm AK-100 guns developed in the 1970s were replaced by a new gun of the same caliber – the A-190 gun, which entered service eight years ago.

In addition to the new main gun, Marshal Shaposhnikov has been installed with a multi-purpose Vertical launching system, where one main gun was removed. A total of 16 cells for Kalibr anti-ship missiles, and 64 cells for Kinzhal surface-to-air missiles. These missiles have a range of up to 2500 km.


The ship’s propulsion system is a Combined gas and gas, driving 2 shafts, including 4 gas turbines, producing 120,000 horsepower.

Shaposhnikov can reach a top speed of 35 knots, a range of up to 10,500 knots with a speed of 14 knots. She can accommodate up to 300 sailors.


Marshal Shaposhnikov’s most recent achievement was in a rescue campaign against Somali pirates.

In May 2010, the Russian Marines, also known as the Black Berets, aboard the destroyer Shaposhnikov, rescued the crew of a Russian tanker, captured by eleven Somali pirates, east of Socotra Island in the Gulf of Aden. The entire operation lasted only 22 minutes, and none of the tanker’s crew were injured, one pirate was killed and ten others were captured.


(Source: Wikipedia)

Class and type:Udaloy-class destroyer
Displacement:6,200 t (6,102 long tons) standard 7,900 t (7,775 long tons) full load
Length:163 m (535 ft)
Beam:19.3 m (63 ft)
Draught:7.8 m (26 ft)
Propulsion:2 shaft COGAG, 4 gas turbines, 89,000 kW (120,000 hp)
Speed:35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range:10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Armament:2 × 3S14; 16 cells for Kalibr missiles 8 × Uran anti-ship missiles 64 (8 × 8) VLS cells for Kinzhal surface-to-air missiles 1 × 100 mm (3.9 in) AK-190 gun 4 × 30 mm Gatling guns 2 × 4 553 mm (21.8 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo 2 × RBU-6000 anti submarine rocket launchers
Aircraft carried:2 x Ka-27 ‘Helix’ series helicopters
Aviation facilities:Helicopter deck and hangar


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