New Patrol Ship Joins Russia’s Mediterranean Task Force
The Ladny patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet has joined the permanent naval force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel left Sevastopol last week to perform the first sail after completion of the renovation and modernization. Some 10 combat and service ships are stationed with the Russian naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea. This came in a statement by Head of the Black Sea Fleet’s communication department Captain Vyacheslav Trukhachev.
“Three combat ships, including the patrol ship Ladny and amphibious ships Saratov and Yamal have joined the permanent naval force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea,” Mr. Trukhachev said, adding that operation command is executed from the large destroyer ship Severomorsk of Russia’s Northern Fleet.
It should be noted that the Ladny patrol ship (Project 1135) joined the Russian Fleet in 1981. It has a displacement of 3,200 tons, a speed of 32.2 knots and a cruising range of 5,000 miles.