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Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear Powered Missile Cruisers

The largest and heaviest surface combatant warships in operation in the world. Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. In the background is a Soviet Krivak I-class guided missile frigate
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union decided to build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II.
Originally built for the Soviet Navy, the class is named for the first of a series of 4 ships to be constructed, Kirov, which was renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992. Original plans called for the construction of 5 ships, however, the last was cancelled. The USSR not only built the ships but have kept them in service even after the Cold War ended. Originally intended to threaten the U.S. Navy’s most precious warships, aircraft carriers, and ballistic missile submarines, the surviving ships now play a different role, showing the flag​ and ensuring that the world keeps Russian naval power in mind. Russia is developing a new anti-ship missile to equip Kirov-class ships called the 3M22 Zircon, which is capable of traveling at Mach 5 (hypersonic speed).

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Aerial starboard beam view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser underway

Aerial starboard beam view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV

A view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An artist's concept of the Soviet nuclear-powered cruiser KIROV underway. AN insert shows the weapons systems carried aboard the KIROV. PHOTO courtesy of Soviet Military Power Magazine

An artist's concept of the Soviet nuclear-powered cruiser KIROV underw...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser Kirov. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 57

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser Kirov. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the forward section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway. (Substandard image)

A port view of the forward section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guide...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (O65) underway

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the aft section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port view of the aft section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided cruiser KIROV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2. D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Kirov class guided missile cruiser. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 104, page 96, top

Kirov class guided missile cruiser. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the starboard bow on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. From Soviet Military Power 1985

A view of the starboard bow on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the forward deck on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. The launching tubes for 20 SS-N-19 surface-to-surface missiles, right, and 96 SA-N-6 vertically launched surface-to-air missiles, left, can be seen aboard the ship

A view of the forward deck on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile cr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. From Soviet Military Power 1985

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the superstructure on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Visible is a portion of the ship's radar and electronic warfare antenna configuration. From Soviet Military Power 1985

A view of the superstructure on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the aft section on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Visible is the ship's twin 130 mm gun and helicopter landing platform. From Soviet Military Power 1985

A view of the aft section on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile cru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway as a P-3B Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 17 (VP-17) flies over

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. A P-3B Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 17 (VP-17) flies nearby

Aerial port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile destroyer FRUNZE underway. (SUBSTANDARD)

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port view (aft section) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial port view (aft section) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-power...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered gu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile destroyer FRUNZE underway. (SUBSTANDARD)

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial starboard view of the foredeck of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV. Visible are the locations of 20 SS-N-19 cruise missiles, 12 SA-N-6 surface-to-air missile (SAM) launchers, four single 30 mm gatling guns, and a twin SS-N-14 antisubmarine warfare/surface-to-surface missile launcher

Aerial starboard view of the foredeck of the Soviet nuclear-powered gu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV

A starboard bow view the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Port beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missil...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guide...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. (Soviet Military Power, 1986)

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cruiser Frunze Scene Camera Operator: Mitsuo Shibata Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser underway

A port bow view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze underway

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway.  The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of the Soviet battle cruiser KIROV underway.  The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

An aerial view of the Soviet battle cruiser KIROV underway. The ship ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway.  The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

An aerial amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser K...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway.  The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser K...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial stern view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial stern view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIRO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

An aerial port amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nucl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway.  The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the aft section of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser

A starboard quarter view of the aft section of the Soviet Kirov class ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of a Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser. (Soviet Military Power, 1987)

A starboard bow view of a Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway in the Baltic Sea

A starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Soviet Ka-25 Hormone helicopter on the deck of a Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser

A Soviet Ka-25 Hormone helicopter on the deck of a Kirov class nuclear...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE as a missile is launched from the SA-N-9 vertical missile launcher in the Baltic Sea

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE as two missiles are launched from the SA-N-9 vertical missile launcher

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser FRUNZE underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing the ship's stern section

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing the ship's bow section

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing some of the ship's search and fire control radars

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing some of the ship's search and fire control radars

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up stern view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor

A close-up stern view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered missile cruiser FRUNZE (CGN-028) underway

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered missile crui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. At upper right is a Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Stephen P. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A partial port view of the Soviet nulear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor

A partial port view of the Soviet nulear-powered guided missile cruise...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Stephen P. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. In the background is a Soviet Krivak I-class guided missile frigate

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze at anchor during a U.S. Navy visit to the city

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze at anchor during a U.S. Navy visit to the city

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

Admiral Gennadi Khvatov, Commander, Soviet Pacific Fleet, entertains Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, in his cabin aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Larson is in the Soviet Union with two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

Admiral Gennadi Khvatov, Commander, Soviet Pacific Fleet, entertains A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

An American officer aboard a barge watches as the craft approaches the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

An American officer aboard a barge watches as the craft approaches the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

US and Soviet officers gather on the stern of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE during a visit to the city by the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57). Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, is seated over the white stripe. He is flanked by Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman Jr., right, Commander, Naval Air Force, US Pacific Fleet, and Admiral Gennadi Khvatov, Commander, Soviet Pacific Fleet

US and Soviet officers gather on the stern of the Soviet nuclear-power...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

US and Soviet navy personnel stand by as the barge they are riding aboard approaches the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. THE Americans came to the Soviet Union aboard two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

US and Soviet navy personnel stand by as the barge they are riding abo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, sits on the bridge of the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Larson is in the Soviet Union with two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

Admiral Charles R. Larson, Commander in CHIEF, US Pacific Fleet, sits ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ underway

A port view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of t he Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ

A port view of t he Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ, foreground, and the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OKRYLENNY. (Substandard image)

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ. (Substandard image)

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ as crew members stand in formation. (Substandard image)

A view of the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ, foreground, and the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer BEZUPRECHNY underway in the background. (Substandard image)

A starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of SA-N-6 vertical missile launchers and SS-N-19 cruise missile launchers on the bow of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ.

A view of SA-N-6 vertical missile launchers and SS-N-19 cruise missile...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ.

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ. (Substandard image)

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the helicopter pad on the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ with a Ka-25 Hormone helicopter and a Ka-27 Helix helicopter aboard. (Substandard image)

A view of the helicopter pad on the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ underway. (Substandard image)

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered gui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

High oblique stern view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway. Note there is a Ka-27A Helix ASW helicopter parked on the stern flight deck

High oblique stern view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nucl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard bow view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway

Aerial starboard bow view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov clas...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files