May 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mooring trials of the third in a series of patrol ship of project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin, built at the production facilities of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC, are in the active phase. The question of the test schedule of the ship was heard at a workshop in the Admiralty, which was led by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The contract for the construction of the ship was signed with JSC Zelenodolsk Plant named after A.M. Gorky ”, which is part of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC (Ak Bars Holding Company group of companies), October 9, 2014. The ship is named after the Great Patriotic War Hero of the Soviet Union Captain 1st Rank Pavel Ivanovich Derzhavin, who during the years of the war was the commander of the brigade of armored boats of the Danube military flotilla. The massive construction of armored boats in the 30-40s of the XX century was carried out by the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky.
Currently, the ship is at the external delivery base in Novorossiysk. On the order, preparations are under way for electromagnetic processing and commissioning access to the sea. Existing restrictions related to the pandemic of a new coronavirus infection did not prevent shipbuilders from early reaching the crucial stage of testing a new combat unit for the Navy. Recall that Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky already handed over to the fleet two ships of project 22160 “Vasily Bykov” – on December 20, 2018 – and “Dmitry Rogachev” – on June 11, 2019.
The third patrol ship “Pavel Derzhavin” Zelenodoltsy plan to transfer to the Black Sea Fleet the terms previously agreed upon by the contract.