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Russian Warship Movements Through Turkish Straits (Part 20)

I am back from my holiday. So are the Russians.

The Tarantul class corvette 955 Burya and the Ropucha class large landing ship 127 Minsk made a south bound passage through the Bosphorus on 11 August 2013.

This passage was very interesting for me on two accounts. I did not had any information that the Baltic Fleet ship Minsk was in the Black Sea. As far as I know, she is the third large landing ship of the Baltic Fleet to take part in the Russian naval operations in this region.

Second this is the first time that a corvette sized vessel is dispatched. The armed fighting ships of the Russians that escorted the landing ships were until now large combatants such as cruisers, destroyer. The Burya is the smallest escort send to the Med operations.

955 R 60 BURYA,Tarantul Class

The Tarantul class corvette 955 Burya passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission

955 R 60 BURYA,Tarantul Class_1

The Tarantul class corvette 955 Burya passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission

955 R 60 BURYA,Tarantul Class_2

The Tarantul class corvette 955 Burya passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission

127 BDK 43 MINSK,775 ROPUCHA CLASS

The Ropucha class landing ship 127 Minsk passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission

127 BDK 43 MINSKa§75 ROPUCHA CLASS

The Ropucha class landing ship 127 Minsk passing through the Bosphorus. Photo: Eser Çelebiler. Used with permission

So this is the latest tally of Russian warship movements

Date Number Name Direction
27/12/12 151 Azov Southbound
27/12/12 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound
01/01/13 142 Novocharkassk Southbound
09/01/13 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound
09/01/13 151 Azov Northbound
12/01/13 142 Novocharkassk Northbound
14/01/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
14/01/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
16/01/13 151 Azov Southbound
04/02/13 151 Azov Northbound
04/02/13 150 Saratov Northbound
04/02/13 810 Smetlivy Northbound
04/02/13 Ivan Bubnov Northbound
05/02/13 110 Moskva Northbound
07/02/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
07/02/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
08/02/13 Kildin Northbound
20/02/13 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
20/02/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound
25/03/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
25/03/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
11/04/13 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
11/04/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound
14/04/13 151 Azov Southbound
26/04/13 PM-138 PM-138 Southbound
24/04/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
24/04/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
24/04/13 Dubna Northbound
30/04/13 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
05/05/13 PM-56 PM-56 Northbound
05/05/13 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound
11/05/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
11/05/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
11/05/13 151 Azov Northbound
19/05/13 151 Azov Southbound
 /05/13 151 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound
23/05/13 077 Peresvet Northbound
23/05/13 055 Admiral Nevelskoi Northbound
27/05/13 151 Azov Northbound
27/05/13 151 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound
10/06/13 CCB-201 Priazove Southbound
17/06/13 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Southbound
20/06/13 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
20/06/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Southbound
01/07/13 102 Kaliningrad Northbound
01/07/13 110 Alexander Shabalin Northbound
03/07/13 MB-304 MB-304 Southbound
03/07/13   Ivan Bubnov Southbound
03/07/13 120 Moskva Southbound
13/07/13 102 Kaliningrad Southbound
25/07/13 200 Perekop Northbound
26/07/13 152 Nikolay Filchenkov Northbound
26/07/13 151 Azov Northbound
11/08/13 127 Minsk Southbound
11/08/13 955 Burya Southbound
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6 Responses to Russian Warship Movements Through Turkish Straits (Part 20)

  1. Uwe Sievert says:

    Again (and again): Very impressive pictures!
    The BURYA (955) seems to have a new close-in-weapon-system astern.
    It is not the standard 30mm AK630 and not the CADS-N1 (combined missile & gun)
    It looks like a new CIWS, may be 30mm gun with an optical tracker.
    Do you know details on that? – Thanks in advanced –
    Cheers: Uwe

  2. Andrew Peake says:

    Minsk (127) and Alexander Shabkin (110) observed transiting northbound early in the morning of 31 July.

  3. Andrew Peake says:

    Minsk (127) and Alexander Shabalin (110) observed transiting northbound early in the morning of 31 July.

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