The head icebreaking patrol ship "Ivan Papanin" project 23550
April 19, 2017 at the JSC "Admiralteyskie Verfi" (the enterprise is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in St. Petersburg, the ceremony of laying the head of the multi functional patrol ship of the ice class "Ivan Papanin" project 23550 (code "Arctic") for the Russian Navy, The serial number is 02460.
The solemn event was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Deputy General Director of Admiralty Shipyards Andrey Bystrov.
"Today we are present at a momentous event - the laying of the newest patrol ship of the ice class," Andrei Bystrov addressed the participants of the solemn ceremony. - Admiralty shipyards have always been a platform for the construction of high-tech science-intensive ships of a new type, and today's laying is a clear continuation of this tradition. We have no doubt that the new ship "Ivan Papanin" will be built in contract terms and with high quality. "
An important event in the history of the Navy and military shipbuilding was named by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev: "This is a unique, multi-functional ship that is very necessary for the fleet. This year marks exactly 80 years with the organization of the first drifting station "North Pole", and the construction of a new patrol ship of the ice class will undoubtedly become a new stage in this direction. And we are sure that shipbuilders of the glorified Admiralty shipyards will once again successfully solve all the tasks set. "
The universal patrol ship of the ice class of the project 23550 Ivan Papanin, designed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau (part of the USC), will combine the functionality of the tug, patrol ship and icebreaker capable of overcoming ice up to 1.5m thick. The project refers to promising developments in the interests of the Navy .
The contract for the construction of a series of two patrol icebreakers was signed on April 25, 2016, the construction of the main ship began in September 2016. The head patrol ship of the ice class "Ivan Papanin" will be transferred to the Russian Navy after 2020.
The ship is designed to protect and monitor Arctic water resources; Convoying and towing to the port of detained vessels; Support and support of supply vessels; Participation in rescue operations; Transportation of special cargoes. A new multifunctional vessel is capable of effectively performing tasks in the Arctic zone both independently and as a part of groupings (detachments) of warships, and also to carry out escort functions on Arctic communications. In addition, Ivan Papanin has the necessary weapons for artillery strikes against sea, coastal and air targets.
_________________ "There's no smoke without fire.", Georgy Zhukov