Russian Navy commissioned its new patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin Project 22160

According to information published by the Russian press agency TASS on November 27, 2020, Project 22160 latest patrol vessel Vasiliy Bykov Class Pavel Derzhavin was commissioned by the Russian Navy at the Black Sea Fleet’s Novorossiysk naval base on November 27, 2020.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 The RFS 363 Pavel Derzhavin, a Vasiliy Bykov Class patrol ship was commissioned with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday, November 27, 2020 (Picture source TASS from Vitali Timkiv)

The official ceremony for the commissioning of the new patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin Project 22160 was attended by the Black Sea Fleet Deputy Commander Vice-Admiral Sergei Lipilin. The patrol ship Pavel Derzhavin has entered service with the naval group for the protection of the Novorossiysk naval base’s water area. The ship’s crew will soon start practicing special course tasks, following which it will switch to accomplishing planned combat training assignments.

The patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin built at the slipway of the Zelenodolsk Shipyard in the Volga area is the Project 22160 third serial-built ship. The patrol ship was designed and built using the modular concept of armament. The ship is outfitted with the most advanced radio-technical and sonar systems.

The Project 22160 patrol vessels have been designed by the Severnoye Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). They are the first ships in Russia based on the modular design principle. The first Project 22160 ship was laid down in February 2014 and today three ships were under construction. The first ship joined the Russian Navy in December 2018. Deliveries of all six vessels are expected for completion by 2022.

The Project 22160 patrol vessel has a length of 94 m, a beam of 14 m, a draught of 3.4 m and has a standard displacement from 1,300 to 1,700 tons. She can accommodate up to 80 personnel.

Project 22160 is powered by CODAG (combined diesel and gas) type propulsion system including two boost Gas Turbines (M70FRU or M90FRU) and oneElectric unit (4 Diesel Generators, 1 emergency DG). She can reach a speed from 25 to 30 knots (46 to 56 km/h; 29 to 35 mph) with a maximum cruising speed of 6,000 miles.

The Project 22160 patrol vessel is armed with one 76.2 mm AK-176MA automatic dual-purpose gun, VLS (Vertical Launching Systems) cells with Kalibr-NK system or 3S90M VLS air defense system, 3M-47 Gibka naval air defense system (offered for export proposals), two 14.5 mm MTPU machine guns, DP-65 10 barreled anti-saboteur automatic grenade launcher system, DP-64 2 barreled anti-saboteur grenade launcher system and different types of modular container modules including weapon modules such as 324 mm Paket-NK torpedoes and 3M24 and Kalibr-NK cruise anti-ship missile.