Insider: Corvette Retivy to Join Russian Navy by 2021 Yearend

Rubric: Russia, Industry

The seventh Project 20380 corvette named Retivy is to be commissioned by the end of 2021, an insider in shipbuilding industry told Mil.Press on Wednesday, July 15.

"Delivery deadline for corvette Retivy, which construction is still going on at Severnaya Verf shipyard, is 18 months", shared the interviewee.

Corvette Retivy alongside Severnaya Verf shipyard

Retivy was keel-laid at Severnaya Verf on February 20, 2015, it is the seventh corvette built under Project 20380 for the Russian Navy. Earlier, the name of Retivy was borne by a Project 1135 patrol ship decommissioned in 1995.

The corvette’s design is based on the low radar signature technologies. The composite materials and alloys for these ships were developed by Prometei Research Institute (St. Petersburg), and the superstructure was built by Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard.

In March 2018, the shipyard completed loading of engines and reduction gears into the ship’s bow engine room. At that time, it was planned to launch the corvette in the second quarter of 2019, and hand over to the navy in 2020. However, Retivy ultimately took the sea only in March 2020.

For reference

Project 20380 corvettes are over 100 meters long and displace 2,220 tons. Operational range is up to 4,000 nautical miles. Weaponry includes Uran antiship missile system, Redut air defense system, torpedoes, powerful set of radar and electronic equipment, 100-mm gun mount AK-190, heavy machineguns and grenade launchers.

Dmitry Zhavoronkov, Evgeny Lurie

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