Russian Corvettes and Patrol Vessels

Russian Corvettes

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Steregushchiy class LOA 343′ TDISP  2,200 tons (7)Steregushchiy class corvette Rybachiy2019Steregushchiy class corvette Komsomolsk-on-Amu.jpg

Buyan and Buyan-M Class LOA 203′ and 246′ TDISP 950 tons (10 active, 5 building)

Buyan-M sub-class (Project 21631) corvettes LOA 246′ TDISP 950 tons: Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich, Velikiy Ustyug (all commissioned into Caspian Sea Fleet 2014) (8 active, 4 building)Buyan M class corvettes Makhachkala 2019

Buyan sub-class (Project 21630) LOA 203′ TDISP 520 tons (3 active)buyan and buyan M class corvettes Makhachkala 2019

Grisha Class, Grisha III or V subclass LOA 235′ TDISP 1,000 tons

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Grisha V class corvette in Sevastopol 1990. Credit: George Chernilevsky [Public domain]

Grisha III corvette Novorossiysk 2018

This could also be a Grisha V class.


Soviet Grisha Class 1983 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SN-83-06761

Nanuchka Class, Nanuchka III variant LOA 195′ TDISP 660 tons (15 active, 5 lost, 27 retired)


Nanuchka I class corvette in the Mediterranean, 1986. The later Nanuchka III types had a single AK-176 turret at the stern. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-86-11087

Nanuchka Class corvettes 2019 PetropavlovskNanuchka Class corvette 2018 Petropavlovsk

Tarantul Class LOA 184′ TDISP 540 tons (ca. 25 in service many retired, many sold to export)


Tarantul III class escorting US warships USS Reuben James FFG-57 and USS Princeton CG-59 after a goodwill visit, to Vladivostok, 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-91-00740 PH1 Salois

tarantul class corvettes Sevastopol 2017

Tarantul class corvette Makhachkala 2019

Note also FSB Rubin class patrol boat in light livery at top of this capture.

Osa Class Missile boat (several variants) 127′ TDISP ca. 200 tons (1960 – present) still in service with former USSR navies and in North Korea.Osa Class missile boats Nampo NK 2018

Dergach Class Hoverborne Missile Corvette (1997 – present) LOA 215′ TDISP 1,050 tons (2 active with Black Sea Fleet)

Bora 615 (1997) and Samum 616 (2000)


Samum ca. 2010 Credit: A. Blinov CC BY 4.0

Dergach class hovercorvette 2 sevastopol 2014Dergach class hovercorvette sevastopol 2018Dergach class hovercorvette 2 sevastopol 2018

Patrol Vessels

Project 22160 Class Large Patrol Boat LOA 308′ TDISP ca. 1,500 tons (2 active, 3 building)

Vasily Bykov (2018) and Dmitriy Rogachev (2019) Novorossiysk, Black Sea Fleet

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