February 12, 2016 - Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation) has commenced the procedure on preparing the Admiral Grigorovich guard ship for joining the fleet of RF Navy. According to the shipyard’s press center, the flag hoisting ceremony onboard the lead ship of Project 11356 is scheduled for early March 2016.
The Admiral Grigorovich was laid down at Yantar Shipyard on December 18, 2010 and launched on March 14, 2014. State sea trials were completed on December 30, 2015. The Admiral Grigorovich is the lead ship of Project 11356 series ships. Under two contracts awarded to Yantar Shipyard by the Russian Ministry of Defense the company will build a six frigates series of Project 11356. The series design was developed at JSC Northern Design Bureau. The Project 11356 frigates are intended for anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare as well as for air defense missions, operating both independently or as part of convoys and naval task forces.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8,1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.