Progress on the first 1155M
"At the end of 2015, the Marshal Shaposhnikov BPC was withdrawn from the standby forces in reserve for technical condition. The ammunition was unloaded from the ship, and it was for a long time at the 33 berth of Vladivostok in anticipation of being put into the plant for planned repairs with modernization. Earlier ( 04/01) the state contract No. Р / 1/8/0124 / ГК-15-ДГОЗ was concluded with the Dalzavod Ship Repair Center for the repair of the BOD with an extension of the overhaul life ... In February 2016, the ship embarked on the TsDS embankment. From the second quarter of the same year, the work entered an active phase, and complete them, on d nny time, it is planned in 2019 " (V. Muratov "Large anti-submarine ships of project 1155 of the Pacific Fleet", "Marine Collection" No. 3/2019). This spring, BOD was reclassified to frigate (Ref. 1).
In May, the Pacific Fleet command (and S. Avakyants personally) really hoped that in a few months the Marshal Shaposhnikov would leave the Dalzavod water area and go on sea trials (link 4). In June, it announced the completion of the crew formation and the first control exits to the sea planned by the end of the year (ref. 5). It is difficult to say what exactly gave rise to such optimism, but judging by the photographs above, the plans outlined turned out to be very far from reality.
In the September photo, we see a ship thoroughly "broken up" as a result of the global dismantling of weapons. From itself, two months ago, it differs only in the presence of a fence at the site of the dismantled high tower AK-100. In its location and shape, this wall corresponds to the one shown in a side view from the stand installed on the territory of the DSS (photo below). Despite the poor quality of the picture, with an increase it is possible to parse the 3C14 index, which belongs to the Caliber-NK launcher (UVP), in other words, to the universal naval firing complex (UKKS) for attack and anti-submarine missiles. In addition, the side view and photo No. 2 give an idea of the number of UKKS - there should be two (2x8), oriented in the transverse direction (perpendicular to the diametrical plane, i.e. short sides to the sides).
You do not need to be a certified shipbuilding engineer to understand that in the state in which the order is now (in September), bringing it to marching readiness (readiness to go to sea) before the end of the year will not work with all desire. Oddly enough, but with reference to “Shaposhnikov,” the head of the shipbuilding department, Rear Admiral Tryapichnikov, did not hit the sky with his finger, but, most likely, to the very point. According to him, "the ship will be completely modernized and will again enter the combat structure of the Navy in 2021-2022" (ref. 6).