Severnaya Verf shipyard delivers LSV Elbrus to RF Navy (photo)
On 2 April 2018, RF Navy approved the state commission’s acceptance certificate on completion of official tests of logistics support vessel (LSV) Elbrus (Project 23120). According to the shipyard’s press center, the ceremony of hoisting the flag of RF Navy’s auxiliary fleet was held on April 9.
LSV Elbrus has joined RF Navy’s Northern Fleet.
The Project 23120 series vessels feature versatility, capable of performing a wide range of tasks: the transport of cargo, including ship-to-ship transfer of supplies on the high seas; towing operations; escort of ships performing combat missions; salvage and rescue of stricken ships and seafarers; seabed survey and mapping. The "Elbrus" hull was built to ARC4 class to sail in 0.6-meter-thick ice.
General characteristics: LOA - 95 m; Beam - 22 m; Draft - 9 m; Speed - 18 knots, Displacement – 9,500 tonnes; Cruising range – 5,000 nm; Endurance - about 60 days; Complement – 27.
The ship will be fitted with a DPS, two 50-tonne electro-hydraulic cranes, towing winches with towing force of 120 and 25 tonnes, a decompression chamber and firefighting equipment.
LSV Elbrus will be able to perform loading operations at undeveloped berthing facilities and in the open sea.
Severnaya Verf shipyard is currently building yet another vessel of the project, LSV Vsevolod Bobrov.
OJSC "Severnaya Verf" Shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a among the leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as "Putilovskaya Shipyard." Since that time the shipyard has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels including missile cruisers, antiaircraft ships, antisubmarine ships, destroyers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, container carriers, Ro-Ro ships, tugboats, support ships, ferries and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.