Sea trials of frigate Admiral Gorshkov to start next year
Lead ship of Project 22350, frigate Admiral Gorshkov being built by Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg will start state acceptance trials late in 2013, said the yard's director Alexander Ushakov, Rusnavy reports.
"In this year we plan to finish with cable routing. Crew is going to settle into the ship in March 2013, then dockside trials will begin in order to start shipyard's sea trials in the fourth quarter of 2013", said Ushakov.
As for him, financing of works on Admiral Gorshkov has been going systematically, in contrast to other frigates, corvettes, and a special-purpose ship built by the shipyard.
Leningrad Naval Base Commander Capt 1 Rank Oleg Zhuravlev said in March 2012 that the crew formed at Northern Fleet for frigate Admiral Gorshkov had already arrived in Kronshtadt.
One of the main functions of Leningrad Naval Base is supporting of construction, trials and commission of new ships and submarines built by St. Petersburg shipyards.
Severnaya Verf is the only manufacturer of Project 22350 frigates, Project 20380/20385 corvettes, and Project 18280 communication ships. At present, the shipyard is executing contracts for 6 frigates, 6 corvettes, and one communication ship.