This ship, under construction in the Rauma Repola shipyard, Finland, is scheduled for completion in 1987. She is intended for serving the Soviet Antarctic station and carrying out related scientific work. Thus she is designed to carry cargo and personnel, and to discharge cargo on to an undeveloped snow-covered shore by helicopter, by crane, or (in clear water) by two launches, carried onboard. Accommodation is provided for a complement of 90 persons, including scientists, and for 160 winterers, i.e. those who will spend the winter in the Antarctic. The hull of the ship is made for icebreaking; in an even icefield about one metre thick a speed of 2 knots can be maintained. An Intering ballasting system is provided to free the ship from the ice-bound condition; this system also acts as anti-roll stabiliser. Principal particulars are: Length oa/bp 141.2/128.6m; breadth 23.5m; depth 13.3m; summer draught 1.1, 8.5m; corresponding deadweight 7600 tonnes; speed 16 knots; endurance 80 days. The propulsion system is Diesel-electric and comprises a d.c. double-armature motor, each armature being fed separately through its own thyristor recitifer, supplied from the Diesel-alternator power plant. The motor drives a single fixed-pitch propeller. The propulsion system is capable of a continuous output of 2 x 7000kW. At the fore end of the ship there is also an auxiliary propulsion system designed to provide either a transverse or a forward thrust. In the latter mode this system can move the ship forward at 4 knots.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Morskoi Flot, (1986), p. 60 (No. 11) [3 pp,. 2 fig.]
  • Authors:
    • Andryushin
    • Yu Solostyanskiy, D
  • Publication Date: 1986


  • Russian

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  • Accession Number: 00692812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM