RFS Vasily Bykov and Kapitan Guriev Commissioning December 20

December 16, 2018 (Google Translation) – The raising of the Andreyevsky naval flag and the admission to the Russian Navy of the head patrol ship of the project 22160 “Vasily Bykov” and the rescue tug of the project 22870 “Kapitan Guriev” will take place on December 20. The ceremony will be held in Novorossiysk and will be held with the participation of representatives of the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the command of the Black Sea Fleet, the leadership of the Zelenodolsk Shipbuilding Plant and the leadership of the Astrakhan Ship Repair Plant.

Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, heard in the Admiralty heads of relevant departments of the Navy General Command on the completion and results of state tests, and also approved the plan for the solemn ceremony of receiving them into the Navy.

Vasily Bykov

The newest patrol ship of project 22160 “Vasily Bykov” was built for the Russian Navy at the Gorky Zelenodolsk Shipbuilding Plant.

Project 22160 patrol ships are designed to protect and safeguard the maritime economic zone, and in the event of hostilities they are designed to ensure the sustainability of fleet forces and facilities during the defense of home areas. They also solve the tasks of escort and anti-piracy activities, as well as perform search and rescue functions. The autonomy of sailing ships of this project is 60 days. Project 22160 patrol ships are capable of a speed of 30 knots, have a displacement of no more than 1,700 tons, the crew size is about 80 people. The sailing range of the ship is 6000 nautical miles. For the effective execution of tasks for the destination ships, as standard weapons have a 57-mm artillery, anti-aircraft missile system, machine guns. The ship provides the possibility of basing the Ka-27PS helicopter.

Depending on the nature of the tasks, the ships can accommodate various weapons systems and technical equipment in container (modular) design, including:

  • universal missile systems;
  • anti-ship missile systems;
  • advanced anti-aircraft missile systems;
    means of electronic warfare;
  • mine weapons of various types and purposes (including mine-torpedo complexes);
  • underwater remote-controlled mine-search complexes;
  • various airborne vehicles and weapons of the marines.

“The patrol ships of the project 22160 in their purpose and a wide range of tasks can be used with great efficiency to strengthen the diverse groups of the Military-Marine Fleet,” said Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.

The rescue tugboat “Kapitan Guriev” of project 22870 has a displacement of 1,200 tons, a length of 57 meters, a width of 14 meters, a draft of 3.2 meters. The maximum speed of the vessel is 14 knots, autonomy for 20 days, crew of 26 people.

The rescue-tug vessel “Kapitan Guriev” of project 22870 is intended to assist emergency ships (ships) and rescue personnel, towing ships, extinguishing fires on emergency ships and coastal facilities. It has the capacity to keep emergency ships afloat and perform complex diving works at depths of up to 60 meters. In addition, the vessel can perform tasks for the collection of petroleum products from the surface of the sea, as well as conduct search and survey work.

The laying of the vessel took place on January 27, 2016. “Kapitan Guriev” became the fifth ship of the project 22870.