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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:SNS STEREGUSHCYAdded:Jan 17, 2019
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:675
Location:Basrah, Iraq
Photo Category: Destroyers
Description:
The Soviet Navy's “Kashin”-class guided-missile destroyer "Steregushchy” (“Стерегущий") at Basrah, Iraq, in mid-May 1968.
She was completed in November 1966 at the A.A. Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad, Russia (Yard number 755) and decommissioned in June 1993.
A total of 25 of this class were built at 4 Russian yards for the Soviet, Polish & Indian Navies, from 1964 through the 1970s.
Displacements: 3,400 tons standard, 4,390 tons full load
Length: 144 m
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Pennant no.:580
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D. Boyd on Jan 19, 2019 15:25 (5 months ago)
Ah, an old "Cold War" adversary. I recall many times on a Mediterranean cruise aboard a Spruance class destroyer getting between Kashins/mod Kashins and the carrier group. It seemed odd many years later that in the wake of Desert Storm the USS Theodore Roosevelt group allowed a mod Kashin within a mile where they watched us do flight ops. The Kashins were very noisy and the sonar techs had a program to screen their noise out.
jackosan on Jan 18, 2019 04:42 (6 months ago)
Thanks for the comments! I'll revise my original data accordingly
Robert J Smith on Jan 17, 2019 14:40 (6 months ago)
I agree with Rick, she had this pennant number between 1967 & 1971.

Steregushchiy: 504(1966), 580(1967), 504(1971), 585(1973), 140(1975), 150(1976), 563(1980), 565(1982), 580(1986), 624
Patalavaca on Jan 17, 2019 09:33 (6 months ago)
580 was "Стерегущий" / "Steregushchy”, (translates as 'Guarding' in English) of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

This group were nicknamed 'The Singing Frigates , I am not sure why, but I rather suspect it may have been due to their incredibly powerful (and noisy) 4 X Gas turbine engines which produced 72,000 h.p. combined, and in such a small ship, the inimitable gas turbine whistling would have been hard to escape from!

The third Russian naval vessel to carry this name.

Launched on 20/02/1966 by the A.A. Zhdanov Shipyard, Leningrad, Russia (Yard number 755), operational on 21/12/1966 and joined the 'Red Banner Pacific Fleet' (KTOF) on 07/01/1967, based at Vladivostok.

It is recorded that the vessel carried out a series of official visits between March and July 1968, which included:
March 17 - 24, 1968 Madras, India.
April 3 - 6, Bombay, India.
April 17-24, Mogadishsu, Somalia.

**May 11-19, Umm Qasr and Basrah, Iraq.**

May 25 - June 2, Karachi, Pakistan.
June 5 - 9, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Unspecified dates in June at Aden, South Yemen.
July 6 - 11, Colombo, Ceylon / Sri Lanka.

This was followed by numerous military services in the Indian Ocean, which were not given publicity due to secrecy.

31/12/1978, vessel was removed from the fleet's combat operations and laid up.

30/06/1993, de-commissioned from the Navy and fully disarmed.

11/02/1994, the crew were formally disbanded, and the vessel was sold to Indian breakers for demolition.

Regards, Rick
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