Admiral Chabanenko (DD-650) and Admiral Essen (751) are two of Russia’s most powerful warships to sail across the ocean under the modern Russian Navy in the twenty-first century.

At first glance, the obvious difference between the 1999 destroyer and the 2016 frigate warship is that the former is heavier, capable of carrying more armaments, and slightly faster than the latter.

The DD-650 vessel has an overall length of 153.1 m, a beam of 18.9 m, and a draught of 26 m, compared to the 751 warship’s dimensions of 124.7 m x 15.2 m x 14 m, respectively. Not to mention the displacement difference of around 2,580 tons, with the Admiral Chabanenko destroyer as the heaviest.

The Russian destroyer has the advantage in terms of engine power, with a combined gas and gas propulsion system feeding two shafts and four gas turbines for a total of 120,000 horsepower. Thus, the maximum speed in ideal conditions could reach up to 35 knots with a service range of over 10,500 nautical miles.