According to information released by Tass on November 9, 2022, the Anatoly Knyazev project 19920 large hydrographic boat built by the Okskaya Shipyard for the Baltic Fleet began undergoing state trials in the Baltic Sea, the report said. fleet press office.
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Russian Project 19920 hydrographic vessel Anatoly Knyazev. (Image source: tvzvezda)
Once the trials are completed, the boat will be made operational with the Baltic Fleet Hydrographic Service, the press office added, without specifying when the state trials would be completed.
Project 19920 Large Survey Boats are multifunctional vessels with a wide range of capabilities. They are designed to conduct hydrographic surveys of the seabed and aquatic areas and to serve the Navy’s hydrographic navigation and support system shore facilities. The Project 19920 boat was developed by the Vympel Design Bureau based in Nizhny Novgorod.
Ships of this type are designed to pilot submarines, maintain and repair coastal and floating navigational equipment, conduct hydrographic surveys, transport research teams and special equipment over a distance of up to 1,000 miles.
The boat is named after Anatoly Knyazev, the organizer and participant in the Arctic trials of the first high-latitude navigation system during the voyage of a nuclear-powered submarine to the North Pole in 1963.
The Anatoly Knyazev large hydrographic boat has a total length of 36.44 m, a width of 7.8 m and a depth of 3.6 m. She has a displacement of 320 t and can carry a crew of up to 11 people.
The survey boat is powered by two DEUTZ BF6M1015MC diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 11.5 knots with a maximum range of 1,000 miles at a speed of 11 knots. She has an endurance of up to 10 days.