Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard launched lead ice-class patrol ship of Project 23550, Ivan Papanin
On 25 October 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia based Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the lead ice-class patrol ship of Project 23550, Ivan Papanin, IAA PortNews correspondent report from the site.
The ship designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) will combine the functions of a tugboat, a patrol ship and an icebreaker. The project is among the latest developments in the interest of RF Navy’s surface fleet.
The vessel is intended for protection and monitoring of waters in challenging ice conditions, escorting and towing of detained ships and support of supply ships, participation in rescue operations, transportation of special cargo.
Key characteristics: displacement – about 8,500 t; length – over 100 m; breadth – about 20 m; endurance - 60 days; area of navigation – not restricted.
Admiralteiskie Verfi laid down the patrol icebreaker of Project 23550, Ivan Papanin, on 19 April 2017.
Admiralteiskie Verfi JSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key enterprise of shipbuilding, a centre of conventional submarine building of Russia. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation. A number of contracts are being successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Two series of submarines are under construction now for RF and foreign Navies. Besides, a series of patrol icebreakers for RF Navy and the Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker are under construction. The Company’s staff numbers 6,300 persons. In 2019, the shipyard celebrates its 315th anniversary.