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  • Admiral Tributs (BKP-552) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Destroyer Warship

    Admiral Tributs continues to serve the modern Russian Navy despite its origins in the latter Cold War years.

     Updated: 4/18/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

    Admiral Tributs forms up part of the nine-strong Udaloy I-class of destroyers formerly serving the Soviet Navy during the Cold War (1947-1991) and now arranged as part of the modern Russian Navy. She was laid down on April 19th, 1980 and launched on March 26, 1983. Formally commissioned on December 30th, 1985, Admiral Tributs currently serves with the Russian Pacific Fleet. She is named after Vladimir Filippovich Tributs (1900-1977), a former admiral in the Soviet Navy.

    The Udaloy I-class was constructed as anti-submarine destroyers with fifteen ships originally planned for the group. Thirteen were ultimately completed while nine remain in active service as of January 2017. Admiral Tributs showcases a standard displacement of 6,200 tons with a full load displacement of 7,900 tons and her dimensions include a length of 535 feet, a beam of 63 feet and a draught of 20 feet. The crew complement numbers 300 men. Over stern is a helipad supporting up to 2 x Kamov Ka-27 "Helix" navy helicopters offering Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Ship (AS) services as well as over-the-horizon reconnaissance capabilities. A full-service hangar is also built into the Tribut's design.

    The profile of the Admiral Tributs is largely conventional as 1980s warship design goes. The forecastle is dominated by a pair of turreted deck guns. The bridge superstructure is aft of these units and a double-mast arrangement is featured near midships. The smoke funnels are paired (side-by-side arrangement) but the sets are spaced over midships with the aft mast in between. Over the stern is the aforementioned helicopter hangar and flight deck.

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    Admiral Tributs (BKP-552) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1985
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Destroyer Warship
    National Origin: Soviet Union
    Ship Class: Udaloy I-class

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Complement (Crew): 300
    Length: 535 feet (163.07 meters)
    Beam (Width): 63 feet (19.20 meters)
    Draught (Height): 20 feet (6.10 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 6,200 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance

    Engine(s): 4 x Gas turbines arranged in COGAG (COmbined Gas And Gas) and developing 120,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.

    Surface Speed: 35 knots (40 mph)
    Operational Range: 10,515 nautical miles (12,100 miles, 19,473 km)

    Armament / Air Wing

    2 x 4 84R/URPK-4 Metel-U anti-submarine missile launchers
    8 x Vertical launchers (3K95 Kinzhal SAMs)
    2 x 100mm turreted main deck guns
    4 x 30mm AK-630 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs)
    2 x Altair CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWSs
    2 x RBU-6000 Anti-Submarine ROCket (ASROC) launchers.
    2 x 4 533mm torpedo tubes (Type 53) torpedoes

    Aircraft: 2 x Kamov Ka-27 "Helix" navy helicopters supported through stern hangar and heli-deck.

    Global Operators

    Russia; Soviet Union

    Ships-in-Class (15)

    Udaloy; Vice-Admiral Kulakov; Marshal Vasilyevsky; Admiral Zakharov; Admiral Spiridonov; Admiral Tributs; Marshal Shaposhnikov; Severomorsk; Admiral Levchenko; Admiral Vinogradov; Admiral Kharlamov; Admiral Panteleyev; Admiral Chabanenko (Udaloy II); Admiral Basisty (Udaloy II); Admiral Kucherov (Udaloy II)