The newest naval logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov, on which the St. Andrew’s flag was raised on August 21, will begin an inter-fleet passage from Kronstadt to the Black Sea Fleet by the end of August. Currently, the vessel is being prepared for the passage. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, following a meeting at the Admiralty, where issues of surface shipbuilding were considered.
The day before, in Kronstadt, the project 23120 Vsevolod Bobrov logistic support vessel, built by shipbuilders of the Severnaya Verf, raised the Andreevsky flag. The ship, by order of the commander-in-chief of the Navy, was accepted into the Navy.
Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy for Armaments, attending the ceremony, congratulated on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy the shipbuilders of Severnaya Verf on their professional work in the construction and testing of the sea support ship Vsevolod Bobrov. He conveyed to the ceremony participants the words of Admiral Nikolai Evmenov that “the vessel will strengthen the potential of the auxiliary fleet of the Black Sea Fleet and will be able to perform a wide range of tasks according to its intended purpose.”
The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the management of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the designer, the widow of the famous athlete Elena Bobrova, Olympic ice hockey champions, multiple world and European champions in the USSR national team Stanislav Petukhov and Vasily Pervukhin.
General Director of Severnaya Verf Igor Orlov, speaking at the ceremony, noted: “The vessel has confirmed the functions that the fleet expected from it. The name of the ship means a lot, and the name of Vsevolod Bobrov is very symbolic. To be able to solve many problems, and always do it with dignity, proudly carrying the flag – such was the man Vsevolod Bobrov. I am confident that the name and actions of the ship will match! ”
Logistics support vessel of project 23120 is designed for cargo transportation, towing, hydrographic research, and assistance to ships in distress. The hull with ice class ARC4 is designed to overcome 0.6 m thick ice.
Vsevolod Bobrov is the second ship of Project 23120 built at Severnaya Verf for the Black Sea Fleet. The lead ship – “Elbrus” – joined the squadron of support vessels for the auxiliary fleet service of the joint strategic command of the Northern Fleet in 2018.