Atomic icebreaker TAIMYR will enter service in the USSR Icebreaker Fleet in 1989. This will be the first of two nuclear-powered icebreakers with a restricted draught, built at the Wartsila yard in Finland as a combined Finnish/USSR project. The ships will operate in the Arctic waters and in the shallow Siberian river-mouths. The machinery will be installed at the Baltic Yard in Leningrad. Principal particulars are: length oa 150.2m, design wl 140.8m; breadth oa 29.2m, design wl 28m; draught, max. 9m, design wl 8.1m; depth 15.15m; max. propeller-shaft power in ice 35.5 megawatts. At 32.5 megawatts the icebreaker will be capable of passing through ice 1.8m thick, at a speed of 2 kn; in free water the speed is 18.5 kn at 25 megawatts. General arrangement is given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Morskoi Flot, (1987), p. 42 (Aug.) [8 pp., 8 phot.]
  • Authors:
    • Okolnichnikov, A
    • Khudin, V
  • Publication Date: 1987


  • Russian

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Icebreakers
  • Old TRIS Terms: Taimyr
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00693823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM