"Today, the newest frigate of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Grigorovich left Sevastopol for a long Mediterranean trip. The ship in the period from September 28 to October 2 will take part in XV annual forum Russian Week on the Ionian islands for the first time, when famous Admiral Fyodor Ushakov under whose command the Russian sailors freed the island of Corfu from foreign invaders in 1799, will be commemorated," the press service said.
In service since March 10, the Admiral Grigorovich is the first of six planned Project 11356 frigates, three of which are due to be delivered to the Defense Ministry by 2017. The frigate left the Baltic Fleet base in the western seaport town of Baltiysk in late April for Sevastopol.
The trials of the Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates were successfully completed in the Barents Sea in late 2015. The frigates, displacing 3,850 tonnes, are designed 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.