Russian Project 22160 patrol ship Vasily Bykov reportedly damaged


According to a tweet published by The Dead District on March 7, 2022, the Russian Nav's Project 22160 patrol ship Vasily Bykov was reportedly damaged by a Ukrainian multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 22160 patrol ship Vasily Bykov (Picture source: Tass)


Vasily Bykov was a patrol boat of the Russian Navy belonging to the class Project 22160, of which it is the first ship built. It was laid down on 26 February 2014 on the Zelenodolsk Shipyard at Zelenodolsk in Tatarstan, Russia, and launched on 28 August 2017. Vasily Bykov was commissioned on 20 December 2018 in the Novorossiysk Naval Base, becoming part of the Black Sea Fleet.

The Project 22160-class patrol ship is 94m-long, 14-m-wide, and 3.4m- high, has a standard displacement of 4,550 tons, and can accommodate up to 80 personnel.

The patrol and maximum speeds of the ship are 16kt and 30kt respectively. The ship has a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles at patrol speeds and an endurance of 60 days.

The Project 22160-class is armed with one 57mm А-220М naval gun on the bow of the main deck. With a rate of fire of 300rpm, the gun is designed to defeat air, surface and coastal targets.

Two 14.5mm heavy machine guns are mounted on the bridge deck. The ship is also equipped with two DP-65 grenade launchers and one Gibka air defense missile turret mount, armed with eight Igla man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS).


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