Ukrainian Naval Forces to upgrade Hetman Sahaidachny frigate

According to information published by Ukrinform on January 14, 2022, the State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center has signed a state contract with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry to repair and upgrade the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 1135.1 Hetman Sahaydachniy frigate (Picture source: Flickr)

Hetman Sahaydachniy is a frigate of the Ukrainian Navy that was originally built at the Kerch Shipyard as a Project 1135.1 patrol ship of Nerei / Krivak III / Menzhinskiy-class.

It was launched on 29 March 1992 and commissioned on 2 April 1993. Homeported at Odessa since March 2014, it is the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy.

The Krivak class, Soviet designation Project 1135 Burevestnik (storm petrel), were a series of frigates and guard ships (patrol boats) built in the Soviet Union primarily for the Soviet Navy since 1970.

These ships are commonly known by their NATO reporting class name of Krivak and are divided into Krivak I, Krivak II, Krivak IV (navy), and Krivak III (coast guard) classes.

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