Grisha-class corvette

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Grisha I-class corvette
Class overview
Name: Grisha class
Builders: Zelenodol'sk Zavod, Kazan, Komsomolsk, Leninskaya Kuznitsa, Kiev, Zaliv Zavod 532, Kerch, Ukraine
Succeeded by: Steregushchy class
General characteristics
Type: Anti-submarine corvette
  • Project 1124/P/M: 980 tons full load[1]
  • Project 1124K: 1,070 tons full load[2]
Length: 71.6 m (235 ft)
Beam: 9.8 m (32 ft)
Draught: 3.7 m (12 ft)
  • 3 shaft, 2 M-507A cruise diesels, 20,000 shp, (2 shafts)
  • 1 boost gas turbine, 18,000 shp, (1 shaft)
  • Electric Plant: 1 × 500 kW, 1 × 300 kW, and 1 × 200 kW diesel sets
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 60
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 Don-2 navigation radar
  • 1 Strut Curve air/surface search radar
  • 1 Pop Group SA-N-4 fire control radar
  • 1 Muff Cob AK-257 fire control radar
  • Bull Nose low-frequency hull-mounted sonar
  • Elk Tail medium-frequency through-hull dipping sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Bizan-4B suite with Watch Dog intercept

The Albatros class (Russian: Альбатрос; NATO reporting name: Grisha) was a series of anti-submarine corvettes built by the Soviet Union between 1970 and 1990. These ships had a limited range and were used only in coastal waters. They were equipped with a variety of ASW weapons and an SA-N-4 surface-to-air missile launcher. All were fitted with retractable fin stabilizers. Russian type designation was Malyy Protivolodochnyy Korabl (Small Anti-Submarine Ship).


  • Grisha I (1124.1)- 12 ships built 1970-1974 and decommissioned by 1979
  • The Grisha II class (1124P) were built for the KGB border guard, These ships had a second 57 mm gun mounting replacing the SA-N-4 missile system forward. 17 ships were built in the 1970s. Two were transferred to the Ukrainian Navy and around seven are in service with the Russian Maritime Border Guard.
  • The Grisha III class (1124M) were built in the late 1970s to early 1980s. These ships incorporated several small scale modifications, including a 30 mm gun and new electronics. Thirty four units were built. About 20 remain in Russian service. Two ships were in service with the Lithuanian Navy till 2009.
  • A single Grisha IV class (1124K) ship was built. This ship was a trials ship for the SA-N-9 missile system and has been decommissioned.
  • The Grisha V class (1124 ME) ships were built between 1985 and 1994. This incorporated further modifications with the twin 57 mm guns being replaced by a single 76 mm gun. Thirty ships were built. About 28 ships remain in the Russian Navy. Ternopil entered service in 2006 with the Ukrainian Navy.


See also