Severnaya Verf to Start Constructing New Corvettes
The St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf shipyard will lay down two new Project 20380 corvettes for the Russian Navy on February 20. This was reported by the press service of the shipyard.
Since 2007, the shipyard has constructed and transferred a total of four Project 20380 ships adopted by the Baltic Fleet to protect the borders of our country. These include the Steregushchy, Soobrazitelny, Boiky and Stoiky corvettes. In addition, the shipyard will start constructing two new ships of this project on the eve of the Fatherland Defender Day. The new corvettes will be named Retivy and Strogy respectively.
The first ships named Retivy and Strogy were built in St. Petersburg in 1899. They belonged to a class of destroyers. These ships defended the country’s borders during the Russo-Japanese War and World War I. The new corvettes will continue a series of Project 20380 ships developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau.