Second Russian Navy logistic vessel Vsevolod Bobrov Elbrus-class is ready for sea trials

According to information released by the Russian press agency TASS on October 5, 2020, the Vsevolod Bobrov Elbrus-class supply vessel of project 23120 built for the Russian Defense Ministry by Severnaya Verf Shipyard has tested the galley equipment, the shipyard said.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Russian Navy Elbrus-class supply vessel of project 23120. (Picture source Russian MoD)

“Today, the vessel is testing propulsion and lateral thrust units. The shipbuilders have completed residential and office premises. The crew is to arrive in late October — early November. The settlement of the crew was initially planned in the autumn of 2019, but was postponed because of changes in the project,” it said.

The running trials are scheduled in the Baltic Sea in early December.

The Vsevolod Bobrov is the second supply vessel of project 23120 built by the shipyard. The Elbrus lead vessel joined the Northern fleet in 2018. It made a successful 175-day round-the-world voyage in a group of Russian warships in 2019.

Citing Naval-Technology website, the Vsevolod Bobrov Elbrus-class logistic support vessel an be used for storage and transportation of dry cargo, freshwater and ammunition to remote coastlines and to other ships in open sea and harbour. They are also suitable for other missions, including search-and-rescue, providing medical support for the crew of vessels in distress, to search for debris or objects at sea, towing, and disaster relief.

The Vsevolod Bobrov has a length of 95m and a width of 22 m with a maximum draught of 9m. The vessel can accommodate a crew of 27 people and up to 43 rescuees. It can store and transport payloads weighing 4.5t or up to 40 shipping containers.  The deck is equipped with two large, collapsible, electro-hydraulic cranes towards the stern to lift cargo weighing up to 50t. It is also outfitted with main and auxiliary towing winches with a pulling capacity of 120t and 25t respectively for towing ships in distress.

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