The Russian Navy does not use the name frigate.
Most ships are typed by their function and mission.
MPK stands for Malyy Protivolodochnyy Korabl,
literally small anti-submarine ship. Most of these
are designed for and employed in anti-submarine
warfare. However, others are designed for coastal
defense and patrol work. They are not designed
for fleet escorts, as they have a fairly short
range. They are designed to patrol or guard sea
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the Soviet Fleet
strongly emphasized its ASW capabilities. Project
1124 Albatros fit in with this strong emphasis
on anti-submarine capability. They were designed
to guard the sea frontiers of the Soviet Union.
They have been built in five series. NATO assigned
a code name for these small vessels based on Russian
nicknames. Project 1124 vessels were named Grisha,
which can be translated to Greg.
MPK "Suzdalets" was built by Leninskaya
Kuznitsa SY, Kiev, Ukraine. Laid down 01 Aug 1981,
completed 03 Oct 1983. Laid up 03 Nov 1983.
From 01 Aug 1981 to 10 Apr 1984 this warship
has name "MPK-134", from 10 Apr 1984
to 15 Feb 1992 - "Moldavskyy Komsomolets",
after that - rename to "MPK-134" again,
and from 05 Apr 1999 to present moment - "Suzdalets".
SY, Kiev, Ukraine
||1,070 full load
||71.2 × 9.8
× 3.7 meters / 233.6 × 32.2 ×
||CODAG: 2 cruise diesels,
20,000 shp, 2 shafts plus 1 boost gas turbine,
18,000 shp, 1 shaft
Pair air/surf. search
Horn hull mounted MF
Shelon'/Elk Tail MF dipping
Group SA-N-4 control
||1 Osa-M SAM system
(20 9M-33/SA-N-4 Gecko SAM)
2 SA-N-8 SAM positions
||1 76.2mm/59cal DP
1 30 mm AA
||4 (2 twin) 21 inch
1 RBU-6000 ASW RL
2 DC/mine racks