President Vladimir Putin takes part in keel-laying ceremony for frigate duo at Severnaya Verft in St. Petersburg
The Russian President Vladimir Putin today, April 23, 2019, took part in an official ceremony of authentication of keels at Severnaya Verf Shipyard for two serial frigates of Project 22350, the Admiral Amelko and the Admiral Chichagov, the Kremlin press office reports.
The Admiral Gorshkov-class vessels were designed by St. Petersburg based Severnoye Design Bureau for combat missions in the offshore maritime zone.
The President, together with the Hero of the Russian Federation, Vsevolod Khmyrov, a veteran of the Russian Navy, attached a commemorative plate on the first frigate. Keel plate on the second frigate was attached by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu and Minister of Industry and Commerce Denis Manturov.
Then, shipbuilders completed joining of prefabricated hull sections of the Project 20386 corvette Mercury.
President Vladimir Putin via videoconference watched the keel-laying ceremony for two large landing ships, the Vasily Trushin and Vladimir Andreev at Yantar Baltic Shipyard in Kaliningrad and launching of the nuclear submarine Belgorod at JSC PO Sevmash Yard in Severodvinsk.
Severnaya Verf Shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is among leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as Putilovskaya Shipyard. Since then the shipbuilding company has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels, including cruisers, destroyers, minesweepers, patrol vessels and submarines destroyers, research and passenger vessels, timber cargo carriers, trawlers, container ships and Ro-Ro vessels, tugboats and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.