RFS Yuri Ivanov Returns to Severomorsk

February 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – After completing the long-range missions, a special-purpose ship “Yuri Ivanov” arrived in Severomorsk.

The solemn ceremony of the crew meeting took place on the pier. Vice-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin congratulated the sailors on returning to the permanent station and successfully completing the assigned tasks. He noted that the ship confidently operated in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for several months, having covered more than 18 thousand nautical miles.

Vice-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin thanked the crew for their service, and also presented awards to distinguished servicemen.

According to the tradition laid down in the Northern Fleet during the Great Patriotic War, the rocket pig was transferred to the captain.

The special purpose ship “Yuri Ivanov” is the lead ship of the project. He was named in honor of the Vice-Admiral of the USSR Navy Yury Vasilyevich Ivanov, who led the intelligence of the Soviet Navy during the 60-70s.

The ship was designed by the central design office “Iceberg” and built at the shipyard “Severnaya Verf” in St. Petersburg. Launched on September 30, 2013. The ceremony of raising the flag of St. Andrew was held in Baltiysk on July 26, 2015 on the Day of the Russian Navy. In November of the same year, the ship arrived in the Northern Fleet and began to perform tasks for its intended purpose.