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Royal Navy shadows nine Russian warships around the UK

Udaloy-class destroyer the Vice-Admiral Kulakov

The ship is a 7,570 ton vessel commissioned into Soviet Navy service in 1982 and serves with the Northern Fleet.

Her length measures 535 feet with a beam of 62 feet and a draught of 26 feet and she can reach speeds of 35 knots and range is out to 10,500 nautical miles.

The Udaloy-class were constructed for anti-submarine functions and she has two 4 SS-N-14 anti submarine/ship missiles.

She also has 4 vertical launchers for SA-N-9 surface-to-air missiles and two 1 100 mm (3.9 in) guns. 

Other armaments include one Gibka (3M47) ADMS station, four 30 mm AK630 Gatling guns, two 4 553 mm (22 in) torpedo tubes, Type 53 ASW/ASuW torpedo and RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers.  

Kilo-class submarine the Stary Oskol 

Kilo class is a type of diesel-electrical attack submarine built for the Soviet Navy.

These attack submarines are mainly intended for anti-shipping and anti-submaire operations in relatively shallow waters. 

They are not fast submarines and can reach speeds of 12 knots when on the surface and 20 knots when submerged.

The submarine has six torpedo tubes of standard 533-millimeter diameter with 18 torpedoes. 

They were originally configured to carry homing torpedoes and eighteen SS-N-15A Starfish antisubmarine missiles. 

Their armament also includes 24 mines, four anti-ship Kalibr missiles and eight 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-N-8 Gremlin) air defence missiles. 

Patrol ship Vasiliy Bykov 

The vessels are primarily intended for duties such as patrol, monitoring and protection.

She can reach speeds of up to 25 to 30 knots. 

The class’s armament includes the Kalibr-NK cruise missile, aerosol camouflage, two grenade launchers and two machineguns and a 76.2 mm dual-purpose gun (AK-176) 

Steregushchiy-class corvette Boikiy 

The Steregushchiy class is the newest class of corvettes being built by the Russian Navy. 

It was launched on April 11, 2011, and is part of the Baltic fleet.  

The ship full displacement and dimensions are large for a corvette and has been designated as a frigate by NATO.

Her armament includes one 100mm A-190 Arsenal, four 330mm torpedo tubes for Paket-NK anti-torpedo/anti-submarine torpedoes and 14.5mm MTPU pedestal machine guns.