The Russian Navy intends to return the nuclear-powered cruiser Admiral Nakhimov in the Northern Fleet, Navy officials confirm. The vessel has the last nine years been docked in the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
The Admiral Nakhimov was taken out of service in 1990 and the Navy long intended to scrap the vessel. Now however the fate of the vessel might take another turn. During a meeting in Sevmash last week, navy representatives said that the ship will be take back into the Northern Fleet, newspaper Korabelnaya Storona reports. The press service of Sevmash confirms that the vessel, although having been docked for nine years, is in a good state. The man who is top responsible for the ship, Mr. Boris Gulin says to the newspaper that a new schedule for the upgrade of the vessel now is being elaborated. All electric equipment is to be replaced and new computer technology installed. In addition, the vessels Granit missile system will be replaced with new missile models.