IMDS 2021 : Project 23550 Ivan Papanin ice-class ship to start trials in late 2022


According to information published by Tass on June 25, the Admiralty Wharves Shipyard will start mooring tests of the Project 23550 ice-class patrol ship Ivan Papanin in late 2022, Shipyard CEO Alexander Buzakov told at the IMDS 2021.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001Project 23550 Ivan Papanin ice-class ship (Picture source: Portnews)


Buzakov said that the mooring trials of the lead ship Ivan Papanin are scheduled for late 2022. The ship is planned to start shipbuilders sea trials in the third quarter of 2023.

Speaking about another ship of the class, Buzakov said that “the launch of the second patrol ship Nikolai Zubov is scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.”

Project 23550 patrol ships is a class of armed icebreaking patrol ships with two vessels currently under construction for the Russian Navy at Admiralty Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Two ships have been ordered from the Admiralty Shipyard in 2016. The ships are designed to patrol the Russian territorial waters and exclusive economic zone in the Arctic.

Project 23550 patrol ships have a planned displacement of 6,800 tons, a length of 114 metres (374 ft 0 in) and a draught of 6 metres (19 ft 8 in). They are designed to break through ice up to 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) thick.

The ships will be equipped with two Project 03160 Raptor type military boats, a Ka-32 helicopter and small hovercraft. The core crew is planned at 60 with accommodation for an additional 50 mission specialists. Armament will include a 100-millimetre (3.9 in) gun (some sources state a 76 mm, 3 in gun) and 3M-54 Kalibr anti-ship missiles.


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