June 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, in the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk – a ceremony was held to raise the flag of the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy on the small hydrographic vessel of project 19910 Nikolay Skosyrev.
With the flag rising, the vessel officially became part of the group of vessels of the Northern Fleet hydrographic service area. The name “Nikolai Skosyrev” was assigned to the vessel by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy in recognition of merit and perpetuation of the memory of the head of the hydrographic service of the Northern Fleet, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, Rear Admiral Skosyrev Nikolay Vasilyevich. In the fifties, under his leadership, systematic work began on the study of the Arctic Ocean.
The flag-raising ceremony of the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy on Nikolai Skosyrev was held under the leadership of the commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev. He congratulated the crew on the significant event and expressed hope that the crew of Nikolay Skosyrev would make a worthy contribution to the study and development of the Arctic.
A new small hydrographic project vessel was built at the Vympel shipyard in the city of Rybinsk. It is designed to perform hydrographic studies and pilot works in the Arctic in the near and middle marine zone. It has a displacement of about 1000 tons, its hull is reinforced to the ice class. Autonomy is 15-25 days, and the cruising range is about 2000 miles.
This is the first relatively large vessel of Russian manufacture, which became part of the hydrographic service of the Northern Fleet in the current millennium.