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Russian Project 19910 hydrographic vessel Yakov Lapushkin takes next step.

| 2022

According to information published by Topwar on September 29, 2022, the Vympel Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC)) in Rybinsk in central Russia has sent the Project 19910 small hydrographic vessel Yakov Lapushkin to the acceptance base, the USC reported on its website.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Project 19910 hydrographic vessel Yakov Lapushkin. (Picture source: VPK)

The ship left the shipyard and was towed along Russia's inland waterways to Kronstadt, where it will be delivered to the Baltic Fleet delivery base. There she will undergo all the required tests, after which she will become part of the Baltic Fleet.

So far, no date for the passage of tests has been announced, but it was reported earlier that the delivery of the ship to the customer is scheduled for this year.

The "Yakov Lapushkin" is the fifth 19910 project built in the interest of the Russian Navy. The laying down took place on January 22, 2019, the launch on May 22, 2022, followed by the completion afloat.

The ship was built according to a new improved ice class and received modern technical equipment. They named it after Yakov Yakovlevich Lapushkin, a Soviet navy chief, navigator, military hydrographer, rear admiral, who devoted his whole life to the development and strengthening of the navy's hydrographic service.

Hydrographic ships of project 19910 are intended for maintenance of navigation aids, delivery of goods to an unequipped coast, as well as research with the help of a multibeam echosounder. They can work not only in deep sea conditions but also in shallow waters.

The vessel has a displacement of 1200 tons, and a length of 59 meters. The maximum width is 11.4 meters, the height of the sides is over 5 meters, and the draft is 3.18 meters.

She can reach a top speed of 12.5 knots, and a cruising range of about 3500 miles. Navigation autonomy of more than 25 days. She can carry a crew of 22 sailors.


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