Solemn launching ceremony of Pacific Fleet (PF) hydrographic ship Valery Faleyev will be held on Nov 12 in the Maly Uliss Bay, Vladivostok. The new ship is designed for oceanographic researches for Pacific Fleet, reports Russian defense ministry’s press service.
The ship’s launching will coincide with 155th anniversary of PF Hydrographic Service.
There will be a meeting, the ship consecration by a representative of Russian Orthodox Church, briefing of shipyard’s officials and the fleet command, meetings with veterans of PF Hydrographic Service, and onboard excursion for press.
Project V19910 small-size hydrographic ship Valery Faleyev Serial number 2001. Laid down on October 24, 2006. Built by JSC Vostochnaya Verf shipyard.
The project is adapted for shipbuilder’s capability; it is a modification of Project 19910 hydrographic ship Vaigach built in 2007.
Full displacement – about 1,000 tons
length overall – 56.4 m;
waterline length – 53.7 m;
beam overall – 11.2 m;
waterline beam – 11 m;
hull height – 5.4 m;
draft – 2.9 m.
Propulsion plant: 2 x 1,000 kW diesel generators, 1 x 160 kW diesel generator , 2 orbit-roll steerable propellers.
Full speed – 12.5 knots
Range – 2,000 miles
Endurance – 15 days
Crew – 17 men
Source: rusnavy, November 10, 2011; Image:nobel