TR1 wrote:For anyone interested: I updated my list of the major surface and underwater units of the Russian Navy, and their service status. List includes original commission dates, and I tried to add the most realistic assessment of the ships state currently or before recent repairs. Some ships are listed active while clearly they are currently being repaired; the intention was to differentiate between ships that have been regularly active and in service, and are in the process of being further maintained, and those that have been either in reserve or rusting away for many years. I did not include ballistic missile submarines or amphibious warfare ships at this time, nor any ships smaller than the 20380s. Also I am not including routine small repairs or dock visits in the interest of space. Questions, comments or edits are welcome:
Large Surface Combatants
Burny (1988): Inactive. Repairs @ Dalezavod since 2005. To get engine replacement soon.
Bystry (1989): Active
Bezboyazenny (1990): In reserve
Bespokoiny (1991): In reserve/stationary training ship.
Nastoychivi (1992): Active
Admiral Ushakov (1993): Active
Can you share the links you use as sources for the list?
And for the Pacific 956s.. what are the most recently taken images?
Deepstorm.ru, Balancers, a few blogs. None of the info is THAT hard to find, but there are sometimes uncertainties between sources.
What do you mean about the 956s? This is their current state, are you looking for external photos?
They have not really changed over past several years. Bysrty is clean, active, and actually in China right now (very rare for the class to venture).
Burny is looking pretty sorry, still piered @ Dalzavod. Though might actually come back.
Bezboyazeny is @ the Fokino graveyard, rusting with every passing year. Probably a gonner.
Boyevoy is in the same state, I did not include it on the list because it has supposedly been written off. Gonner either way.
956 thread, though not fleet specific.