List of active Ukrainian Navy ships

Naval ensign of Ukraine

This list of naval ships of Ukraine includes major naval ships which are in service or were recently unlisted in the Ukrainian Navy. As of December 2007, the Navy had 27 combat ships and cutters.[1] The current composition of the Ukrainian battle fleet consists entirely of former Soviet Black Sea Fleet ships.

The shipbuilding industry was stalled after the fall of the Soviet Union. The revival of the industry took place after the Orange Revolution when, on 9 August 2005, the Cabinet of Ukraine provided funding for the national program "Corvette" that was initiated by Minister of Defense Anatoliy Hrytsenko. The first warship built in the independent Ukraine is expected to be completed in 2016.[2][3]

As of 24 March 2014, all of the major ships but one (the frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy) of the Ukrainian Navy were captured by the Russian Black Sea Fleet.[4] Most of the ships listed as active were returned to Ukraine following the takeover of Crimea by Russia. In 2015 Ukraine received 5 Willard Marine patrol boats, the original order was placed in 2013.[5][6]

Battle Fleet

Class Photo Type Ships Origin Commissioned Note
Warships (2 in service)
Krivak Frigate U130 Hetman Sahaydachniy  Ukraine 1993
Grisha Corvette U206 Vinnytsia  Soviet Union 1976 Vinnytsia was returned to the Ukrainian Navy from Crimea on 19 April 2014.[7]
Fast attack crafts (2 in service; 2 suspended)
Matka Missile boat U153 Pryluky  Soviet Union 1980 Ship returned to the Ukrainian Navy from Crimea on 7 May 2014.[8] Pryluky is currently redeployed in Odessa.[9]
Zhuk Patrol boat U170 Skadovsk  Soviet Union
Gurza-M U174 Berdyansk  Ukraine pendingThe both new Gurza-M boats were suspended to be commissioned after testing. (July 2016)
U175 Akkerman
Special purpose (5 in service)
Ondatra Landing cutter U763 Svatove  Soviet Union
Yevgenya Minesweeper U-360 Henichesk  Soviet Union 1985 Ship returned to the Ukrainian Navy from Crimea on 20 May 2014
Polnocny-C Mid-size landing ship U-401 Yuri Olefirenko[10]  Poland 1971 Ship returned to the Ukrainian Navy from Crimea on 19 April 2014[7]
Amur Command/SAR ship U-500 Donbas  Poland 1969 Returned to the Ukrainian Navy on 18 April 2014[11]
Muna Reconnaissance ship U-512 Pereyaslav  Soviet Union

Auxiliary Fleet

Class Photo Type Ships Origin Commissioned Note
Auxiliary vessels
Yaroslavets Tug boat Yaroslavets (U172)  Soviet Union ?
Yaroslavets (U173)  Soviet Union ?
Sorum Seagoing tug U-830 Korets
Goliat Seagoing tug U-831 Kovel
Bereza Degaussing ship U-811 Balta  Poland 1987 Returned to the Ukrainian Navy on 19 April 2014[12]
Onega Hydroacoustic monitoring U-812 Sieverodonetsk 1987
Moma Geographic ship U-602 Alchevsk
PO-2 Training boat U-540 Chyhyryn
U-541 Smila
U-542 Nova Kakhovka
 Poland 1984
? Training gunboat U-543 Voznesensk
419 AHTS vessel U-852 Shostka  East Germany 1976 Returned to the Ukrainian Navy on 19 April 2014
Yuniy Partizan Freight ship U-753 Horlivka  Hungary 1965
Toplivo Tanker U-760 Fastiv  Soviet Union 1981
Boda Depot ship U-756 Sudak  Soviet Union 1957
Роzharnу Fire boat U-722 Borshchiv  Soviet Union 1954

Under construction

Class Photo Type Number Shipyard Origin Designed Status
Under construction
Slava Missile cruiser 1 61 Communard Shipyard  Ukraine Mykolaiv  Soviet Union Severnoye Launched (1990), unfinished 75% (2015), waiting to be sold
Volodymyr Velykyi Corvette 1 Black Sea Shipyard  Ukraine Mykolaiv  Ukraine Shipbuilding Center Laid down (2011), ready 17% (2015), three more contract signed (2005)
Gurza Patrol cutter 4 Leninska Kuznya  Ukraine Kyiv  Ukraine Shipbuilding Center Laid down (2016), 12 more in plans
Centaur Landing craft 2 Leninska Kuznya  Ukraine Kyiv  Ukraine Shipbuilding Center Contract signed (2016)[13]

See also


  1. Ukrainian Armed Forces 2007 White Book p.111
  2. Laying of Corvette. youtube video. May 19, 2011
  3. On approval of the Concept of the State defense program shipbuilding class "corvette" on the project 58250. Government order 176-2011-р. March 9, 2011
  4. One-Ship Ukraine Navy Defies Russia To The End: Minesweeper Dodges Larger Force for Weeks in Crimea; WALL STREET JOURNAL March 26, 2014; Philip Shishkin (Link is to online version of article as accessed on April 5th, 2014)
  5. "Willard Marine Wins Order To Supply Patrol Boats To International Navies". Homeland Security Today.
  6. "На военно-морской базе в Одессе осваивают американские катера для спецназа.". Information Resistance.
  7. 1 2 "All Ukrainian battle ships left Sevastopol Bay and Donuzlav Lake". 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  8. "Russia Returns 5 More Navy Ships to Ukraine". 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  9. "Ukrainian Missile Cutter Pryluky Finishes First Sailing after Redeployment". 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-29.
  10. "Порошенко в Одессе переименовал "Кировоград" (ФОТО)". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  11. "Auxiliary ship Donbass returns from trials". 2015-08-10. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  12. "After leaving Crimea, the Ukrainian navy has partially renewed its fighting capability". 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  13. Ministry of Defense signed a contract on construction of two landing crafts Centaur. Ukrainian Military. 24 May 2016

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