January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 22, 2019, a solemn laying of the small hydrographic vessel “Yakov Lapushkin” took place at the Vimpel Shipyard, part of the Kalashnikov Concern.
The solemn laying of the vessel was attended by Oleg Goncharov, Managing Director of Vympel VSS, JSC, Head of Navigation and Oceanography Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Captain 1st Rank Sergey Travin, Lead Consultant of the Department of Surface Vessels of the Department of the State Defense Order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Service of the Leningrad Naval Base of the Baltic Fleet, Captain 2nd Rank Alexander Shubin, grandchildren of the Head of the Hydrographic Directorate of the Soviet Navy Yakov Lapushkin, and there is a named vessel. Guests of the solemn bookmark were members of the club of young sailors.
Small hydrographic vessel is designed to perform hydrographic and pilotage works. Main tasks: setting and removal of floating warning signs; maintenance of onshore navigation equipment; areal survey of the bottom relief; transportation of maintenance personnel, repair crews and various cargoes to support the work of onshore navigation equipment. The designer of a small hydrographic vessel is the Nizhny Novgorod Design Bureau for the design of vessels “Vympel”.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy dated May 10, 2018 No. 404, the small hydrographic vessel was given the name “Yakov Lapushkin” in honor of the Soviet naval leader, navigator, military hydrograph, and rear admiral.
According to the state contract, Vympel should transfer the vessel to the customer in 2022.