World Navies Today: Russian Civilian Scientific & Support Vessels

Revised 18 October 2001 Version 1.02 Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan World Navies Today Main Page: http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/

This list includes all known Russian government owned/operated vessels subordinated to civilian (non-naval) agencies of the government. Only vessels over 500 tons displacement are included. Non-self-propelled craft and non-seagoing vessels are not included. Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are listed in italics. Navigation and surface-search radars are not listed. All classifications are purely unofficial and are based on an attempt to use standard classifications throughout all navies; they may or may not correspond to "official" designations.

State of the Russian Fleet: Due to continued political, economic and societal chaos in Russia, the Fleet is in a badly deteriorated state. Even those ships that remain in commission and theoretically operational are generally unable to deploy, due to lack of trained crews and lack of funds to buy fuel and stores. In general maintenance is minimal or nonexistent, and there are no funds to conduct much-needed overhauls, even for major fleet units. Many ships have been abandoned when repairs or refits came due. This list identifies those units believed to remain operational, but most of these units are unable to deploy for the reasons cited above. Ships in refit are listed only when there is a reasonable chance of them returning to service. Ships laid up pending refit generally are listed, as they could return to service if funding became available. Many ships, especially auxiliaries, have been operating in commercial or charter freight or passenger service to raise operating funds. These are listed as active units, as they could rapidly return to naval roles if required. Fleets: The following abbreviations are used to indicate fleet assignements: NOR: Northern Fleet, headquarters at Severomorsk. PAC: Pacific Fleet, headquarters at Vladivostok. BLK: Black Sea Fleet, headquarters at Sevastopol. BALT: Baltic Sea Fleet, headquarters at Kaliningrad. CASP: Caspian Flotilla. RIV: Units assigned to service on inland rivers.

Ministry of the Merchant Marine Ministry of the Gas Industry and oil/gas exploration ships Hydrometeorological Service and weather ships Academy of Sciences Ministry of Geology Ministry of Fisheries Other Scientific Ships Sail Training Ships

Ministry of the Merchant Marine
Arktika class nuclear powered polar icebreakers (3+1 ships)
Displacement: 23,625 tons full load (last unit: 25,800 tons full load) Dimensions: 150 x 30 x 11 meters/492.1 x 98.4 x 36.1 feet (last unit: 159.6 x 30 x 11 meters/523.6 x 98.4 x 36.1 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbine-electric, 2 reactors, 3 shafts, 72,000 shp, 20.5 knots Crew: 147 + 35 passengers Radar: MR-760 Fregat-MA/Top Plate 3-D air search in some Aviation: aft flight deck and hangar for 2 Ka-32 helicopters Concept/Program: Large, highly capable icebreakers intended for service in heavy polar ice conditions. Are the world's most powerful icebreakers; all units have been to the North Pole at least once. Have lavish accommodations and have been used as polar cruise ships in recent years. The final unit is being built to a modified design, with accommodations for 100 passengers, but construction has stalled. Builders: Baltic SY, St. Petersburg. Disposals/Reserve: Arktika and Sibir' have been laid up since 1992, reportedly due to severe hull deterioration; they probably will not return to service. Name Rossiya Sovetskiy Soyuz Yamal 50 Let Pobedy Year 1985 1990 1992 FLT NOR NOR NOR Homeport Notes

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Yermak class polar icebreakers (2 ships)
Displacement: 20,241 tons full load Dimensions: 134.83 x 26.07 x 11 meters/442.4 x 85.5 x 36.1 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 9 Sulzer diesels, 3 shafts, 36,000 shp, 19.5 knots Crew: 91 + 55 passengers Aviation: aft helicopter deck Concept/Program: Russia's most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Disposals/Reserve: Kapitan Makarov scrapped 1995.

Name Yermak Krasin

Year 1974 1976

FLT PAC NOR

Homeport Vladivostok Murmansk

Notes

Discarded Classes: All five Moskva class polar icebreakers stricken by 1997.

Taymyr class large nuclear powered coastal icebreakers (2 ships)
Displacement: 23,460 tons full load Dimensions: 150.2 x 29.2 x 9 meters/492.8 x 95.8 x 29.5 feet Propulsion: Steam turbine-electric, 1 KLT-40M reactor, 2 turbines, 3 shafts, 48,000 shp, 22 knots Crew: 110 + flight crew + medical personnel Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 Ka-32 helicopter Concept/Program: Very large icebreakers intended for service in Arctic estuaries and other shallow areas. Russia's largest icebreakers, by displacement. Can break 1.8 meter/5.9 foot ice continuously. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland/completed by Baltic SY, St. Petersburg. Name Taymyr Vaygach Year 1989 1990 FLT NOR NOR Homeport Notes

Kapitan Sorokin large coastal icebreaker (1 ship)
Displacement: 17,000 tons full load Dimensions: 138 x 30.5 x 8.5 meters/452.8 x 100.1 x 27.9 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 6 Sulzer diesels, 3 shafts, 22,300 shp, 19 knots Crew: 76 Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 helicopter Concept/Program: Formerly a standard unit of the class listed below; has been refitted with an englarged bow to improve icebreaking capabilities. Intended for work in shallow coastal waters. Fitted for towing and salvage. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Kapitan Sorokin Year 1977 FLT NOR Homeport Murmansk Notes

Kapitan Sorokin class large coastal icebreakers (3 ships)
Displacement: 14,790 tons full load (K. Nikolayev: 15,200 tons full load) Dimensions: 132.4 x 26.5 x 8.5 meters/424.4 x 86.9 x 27.9 feet (K. Nikolayev: 134.18 x 26.5 x 8.5 meters/440.2 x 86.9 x 27.9 feet) Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 6 Sulzer diesels, 3 shafts, 22,300 shp, 19 knots Crew: 76 Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 helicopter Concept/Program: Non-nuclear icebreakers for work in shallow coastal waters. Capable of breaking 1.4 meter/4.6 foot ice continuously; fitted for towing and salvage. Class leadship has been modified with a new bow and is listed separately, above. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Kapitan Nikolayev Kapitan Dranitsyn Kapitan Khlebnikov Year 1978 1980 1981 FLT NOR PAC PAC Homeport Murmansk Vladivostok Vladivostok Notes

Mudyug coastal icebreaker (1 ship)
Displacement: 7,775 tons full load Dimensions: 111.36 x 22.2 x 6.5 meters/365.4 x 72.8 x 21.3 feet Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 9,380 bhp, 17.45 knots Crew: 34 + 9 transients Concept/Program: Formerly a standard unit of the class listed below; has been refitted with an englarged bow to improve icebreaking capabilities. Intended for operations in shallow, protected seas; can break 1 meter/3.3 foot ice. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Mudyug Year 1982 FLT NOR Homeport Arkhangel'sk Notes

Mudyug class coastal icebreakers (2 ships)
Displacement: 6,210 tons full load Dimensions: 92 x 21.4 x 6.5 meters/301.9 x 70.2 x 21.3 feet Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 9,380 bhp, 17.45 knots Crew: 34

Concept/Program: Smaller icebreakers intended for operations in shallow, protected seas; can break .5 meter/1.6 foot ice. Class leadship has been modified with a new bow and is listed separately, above. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Magadan Dikson Year 1982 1983 FLT PAC NOR Homeport Vladivostok Murmansk Notes

Dobrynya Nikitich class port icebreakers (6 ships)
Displacement: 2,675-2,940 tons full load Dimensions: 67.7 x 18.29 x 6.06 meters/222.1 x 60 x 19.9 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,400 shp, 14.5 knots; 1 bow shaft Crew: 39 Concept/Program: Standard Soviet/Russian port icebreakers; this class and variants are or were operated by several Soviet/Russian agencies and several foreign nations. Often used as ocean tugs in the summer. Builders: Admiralty SY, St. Petersburg. Disposals/Reserve: Several sisters discarded 1990's. Name Khariton Laptev Yerofey Khabarov Ivan Kruzhenshtern Yuriy Lisyanskiy Ivan Moskvitin Semen Dezhnev Year 1962 1963 1964 1965 1971 1971 FLT PAC BALT BALT PAC BALT Homeport Vanino St. Petersburg St. Petersburg Vladivostok St. Petersburg Notes

Discarded Classes: All three Kapitan Belosuv class port icebreakers had been discarded by 1996.

Kapitan Yevdokimov class river icebreakers (9 ships)
Displacement: 2,200 tons full load Dimensions: 76.5 x 16.6 x 2.5 meters/251 x 54.5 x 8.2 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 4 shafts (2 forward, 2 aft); 5,170 shp, 13.5 knots Crew: 25 Concept/Program: Intended for service in Arctic rivers. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Kapitan Yevdokimov Kapitan Babichev Kapitan Borodkin Kapitan Chudinov Kapitan Evdokimov Avraamiy Zavenyagin Kapitan Metsayk Kapitan Demidov Kapitan Moshkin Year 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984 1986 FLT Homeport Notes

Kapitan Chechkin class river icebreakers (6 ships)
Displacement: 2,240 tons full load Dimensions: 77.6 x 16.3 x 3.3 meters/254.6 x 53.5 x 10.8 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 3 shafts, 6,300 shp, 14 knots Crew: 28 Concept/Program: Intended for service in Arctic rivers. Can break 1 meter/3.3 foot ice. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Kapitan Chechkin Kapitan Plakhin Kapitan Bukayev Kapitan Chadayev Kapitan Krutov Kapitan Zarubin Year 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 FLT Homeport Notes

Kapitan M. Izmaylov class river icebreakers (3 ships)
Displacement: 2,048 tons full load Dimensions: 56.29 x 16.03 x 4.2 meters/184.7 x 52.6 x 13.8 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,400 shp, 14 knots Crew: 24 Concept/Program: Intended for service on inland rivers and seas. Fitted for towing, salvage and firefighting. Kapitan A. Radzhabov may have been transferred to Azerbaijan. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Kapitan M. Izmaylov Kapitan A. Radzhabov Kapitan Kosolabov Year 1976 1976 1976 FLT CASP AZOV Homeport Astrakhan Mariupol Notes

Stroptivyy class icebreaking rescue tugs (7 ships)
Displacement: 4,200 tons full load Dimensions: 72.7 x 18.01 x 6.46 meters/238.5 x 59.1 x 21.2 feet Propulsion: 2 Pielstick diesels, 2 shafts, 7,600 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 40 + 12 rescuees/passengers Concept/Program: Large icebreaking tugs intended to support the fishing fleets in northern seas. Equipped for firefighting, salvage, ocean towing, and repair duties. Builders: Wartsila, Helsinki, Finland. Name Stroptivyy Stakhanovets Sibirskiy Spravedlivyy Suvorovets Fobos Deymos Year 1979 1980 1980 1982 1982 1983 1983 FLT Homeport Notes

Ministry of the Gas Industry and oil/gas exploration ships
(This section lists ships subordinated to the Ministry of the Gas Industry, and oil/gas exploration ships of unknown subordination)

Bavenit class research drillships (2 ships)
Displacement: 5,300 tons full load Dimensions: 85.81 x 16.81 x 5.6 meters/281.5 x 55.2 x 18.4 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 6,000 shp, 12.75 knots Crew: 65 Concept/Program: Research drillships built for the Arctic Complex Marine Geology Expedition of the Ministry of the Gas Industry. Builders: Hollming, Rauma, Finland. Name Bavenit Bakerit Year 1986 1986 FLT Homeport Notes

Akademik Fersman (B-93 type) geophysical research ships (4 ships)
Displacement: 3,250 tons full load Dimensions: 81.87 x 14.83 x 5 meters/268.6 x 48.7 x 16.4 feet Propulsion: 1 Sulzer diesel, 1 shaft, 4,200 bhp, 14.5 knots Crew: 31 + 29 mission crew Concept/Program: Research ships built the "Shel'f" offshore oil exploration project. Ice strengthened hulls. Builders: A. Warski SY, Szczecin, Poland. Disposals/Reserve: 5 other units have been sold or placed on long-term charter. Name Akademik Shatskiy Akademik Sel'skiy Akademik Lazarev Akademik Kreps Year 1986 1986 1986 1989 FLT Homeport Notes

Modified Akademik Shuleykin class seismic survey ships (2 ships)
Displacement: 2,554 tons full load Dimensions: 74.61 x 12.83 x 4.7 meters/244.8 x 42.1 x 15.4 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 3,126 bhp, 14 knots Crew: 31-38 + 31-38 mission crew Concept/Program: Modified versions of the Shuleykin class weather ships, built for the Ministry of the Gas Industry as seismic survey/research ships. A sister serves the Ministry of Geology. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Akademik Golitsyn Professor Polshkov Year 1984 1984 FLT NOR NOR Homeport Murmansk Murmansk Notes

Trias research drillship (1 ship)
Displacement: ?? (2,500 grt) Dimensions: 71.4 x 16.01 x ?? meters/234.3 x 52.5 x ?? feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 2,800 bhp, ?? knots Crew: ?? Concept/Program: Japanese-built research ship fitted with a drilling tower; no other details known. Has been employed in commercial cargo service in recent years. Builders: Fukushima Zosen, Matsue, Japan. Name Trias Year 1984 FLT PAC Homeport Notes

Diorit (Modified Al'pinist) class coastal research drillships (2 ships)
Displacement: 1,140-1,185 tons full load Dimensions: 53.65 x 10.51 x 4.9 meters/176 x 34.5 x 16.1 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1,320 bhp, 12.5 knots Crew: 26 + 11 mission crew

Concept/Program: Sternhaul trawlers modified as geophysical resarch drillships for the Ministry of the Gas Industry, for service in the Baltic. A sister serves the Ministry of Geology. Builders: Yaroslavl' SY. Name Diorit Diabaz Year 1983 1983 FLT BALT BALT Homeport Kaliningrad Kaliningrad Notes

Iskatek'-2 class coastal geophysical research ships (3 ships)
Displacement: 742 tons full load Dimensions: 49.3 x 18.2 x 1.52 meters/161.7 x 59.7 x 5 feet Propulsion: 2 Sulzer diesels, 2 shafts, 1,140 bhp, 11.9 knots Crew: 15 + 10 mission crew Concept/Program: Catameran-hulled research ships built for shallow water work in support of the "Shel'f" offshore oil exploration project. Builders: Stocznia Wisla, Gdansk, Poland. Name Iskatek'-2 Iskatek'-3 Iskatek'-4 Year 1986 1987 1988 FLT Homeport Notes

Professor Ryabinkin (Professor Fedinskiy class) coastal geophysical research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: approx. 580 tons full load Dimensions: 49.92 x 10.65 x 2 meters/163.8 x 34.9 x 6.6 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,114 shp, 11 knots Crew: 30 Concept/Program: Built for the Ministry of the Gas Industry. Builders: Rauma-Repola, Savonlinna, Finland. Disposals/Reserve: Professor Fedinskiy to Azerbaijan.

Name Professor Ryabinkin

Year 1989

FLT CASP

Homeport

Notes

Hydrometeorological Service and weather ships
(This section lists ships subordinated to the Hydrometeorological Service, and weather ships of unknown subordination)

Mikhail Somov (Amguema class) polar logistics ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 11,290 tons full load Dimensions: 133.13 x 18.85 x 9.05 meters/371.2 x 61.8 x 29.7 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 7,150 shp, 15 knots Crew: 54 Cargo: approx. 6,500 tons Concept/Program: A standard commercial icebreaking passenger/cargo ship formerly used by the Arctic and Antarctic Institute as a resupply ship; now assigned to the Hydrometeorological Service. Builders: Kherson SY, Ukraine. Name Mikhail Somov Year 1975 FLT Homeport Notes

Akademik Kurchatov class weather reporting ships (4 ships)
Displacement: 6,986 tons full load Dimensions: 124.2 x 17 x 6.1 meters/407.5 x 55.8 x 20 feet Propulsion: 2 MAN diesels, 2 shafts, 8,000 shp, 18.3 knots Crew: 80 + 74 mission crew Concept/Program: Large weather reporting ships; resemble small cruise ships in design. Two sisters assigned to the Academy of Sciences. Mostly inactive since 1991. Builders: Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany. Built 1966-1968. Disposals/Reserve: Professor Zubov now in Ukranian commercial service. Name Akademik Korolev Akademik Shirskov Year 196? 196? FLT PAC PAC Homeport Vladivostok Vladivostok Notes

Akademik Vernadskiy Professor Vize

196? 196?

BLK

Sevastopol

Passat class weather reporting ships (3 ships)
Displacement: 4,145 tons full load Dimensions: 96.9 x 13.8 x 5.3 meters/317.9 x 45.3 x 17.4 feet Propulsion: 2 Sulzer diesels, 2 shafts, 4,800 bhp, 16 knots Crew: 50-55 + 50-60 mission crew Concept/Program: Large weather reporting/research ships built for the Hydromet Service. Are now largely employed in carrying commercial cargoes. Builders: A. Warski SY, Szczecin, Poland. Built 1969-1970. Disposals/Reserve: Six sisters and near-sisters are now in Ukranian commercial service. Name Okean Priboy Priliv Year FLT PAC PAC PAC Homeport Vladivostok Vladivostok Vladivostok Notes

Georgiy Sedov (Dobrynya Nikitich) class weather reporting ships (2 ships)
Displacement: 2,675-2,940 tons full load Dimensions: 67.7 x 18.29 x 6.06 meters/222 x 59.9 x 19.9 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 3 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,400 shp, 14.5 knots; 1 bow shaft Crew: 39 Concept/Program: Standard Soviet/Russian port icebreakers modified as weather reporting ships for the Hydromet Service. Builders: Admiralty SY, St. Petersburg. Name Georgiy Sedov Petr Pakhtusov Year 1965 1966 FLT Homeport Notes

Valerian Uryvayev class weather reporting ships (3 ships)
Displacement: 1,050-1,124 tons full load Dimensions: 54.8-55.6 x 9.5 x 4.27 meters/179.8-182.4 x 31.2 x 14 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 880 bhp, 11 knots Crew: 20-25 + 10-15 mission crew Concept/Program: Hydrometeorological Service-operated versions of a widely-used research/survey ship class; outfitted for weather research/reporting duties. Builders: Khabarovsk SY. Name Vesvlod Berezkin Dalnziye Zelentsy Valerian Uryvayev Year 1975 1978 1988 FLT NOR NOR PAC Homeport Murmansk Murmansk Notes

Vadim Popov class weather reporting/coastal logistics ships (5 ships)
Displacement: approx. 960 tons full load Dimensions: 49.9 x 10 x 3.5 meters/163.7 x 32.8 x 11.5 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1,340 bhp, 12 knots Crew: 21 + 7 mission crew + 7 passengers/transients Concept/Program: Small coastal cargo ships intended for resupply of remote stations and for weather reporting duties. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Disposals/Reserve: Vasily Lominadze to Azerbaijan. Name Vadim Popov Viktor Buynitskiy Pavel Gordienko Igor Maksimov Ivan Petrov Year 1986 1986 1987 1987 1988 FLT PAC NOR PAC PAC PAC Homeport Murmansk Notes

Academy of Sciences
Akademik Kurchatov class oceanographic research ships (2 ships)
Displacement: 6,986 tons full load Dimensions: 124.2 x 17 x 6.1 meters/407.5 x 55.8 x 20 feet Propulsion: 2 MAN diesels, 2 shafts, 8,000 shp, 18.3 knots Crew: 80 + 74 mission crew Concept/Program: Large oceanographic research ships; resemble small cruise ships in design. Four sisters are weather reporting ships for the Hydromet Service. Mostly inactive since 1991. Builders: Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany. Built 1966-1968. Disposals/Reserve: Professor Zubov now in Ukranian commercial service. Name Akademik Kurchatov Dmitriy Mendeleyev Year FLT BALT PAC Homeport Vladivostok Notes

Vityaz' class survey ships (3 ships)
Displacement: 5,700 tons full load Dimensions: 110.93 x 16.62 x 5.7 meters/363.9 x 54.5 x 18.7 feet Propulsion: 2 Sulzer diesels, 2 shafts, 6,400 bhp, 16 knots Crew: 61 + 65 mission crew Concept/Program: Large, well-equipped survey ships designed for worldwide seafloor survey work. Carry small submersibles. Builders: A. Warski SY, Szczecin, Poland. Name Vityaz' Adademik Aleksandr Nesmeyanov Adademik Aleksandr Vinogradov Year 1981 1982 1983 FLT BLK PAC PAC Homeport Novorossiysk Vladivostok Vladivostok Notes

Akademik Mstislav Keldysh oceanographic research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 5,500 tons full load Dimensions: 122.21 x 17.81 x 5.9 meters/401 x 58.4 x 19.4 feet Propulsion: 4 diesels, 2 shafts, 5,820 bhp, 16 knots Crew: 65 + 65 mission crew Concept/Program: Large general-purpose oceanographic research ship built for the Academy of Sciences; carries two research submersibles. Builders: Hollming SY, Rauma, Finland. Name Adademik Mstislav Keldysh Year 1980 FLT BALT Homeport Kaliningrad Notes

Akademik Boris Petrov class oceanographic research ships (4 ships)
Displacement: 2,325-2,550 tons full load Dimensions: 75.45 x 14.7 x 4.7 meters/247.5 x 48.2 x 15.4 feet Propulsion: 2 Pielstick diesels, 1 shaft, 3,430 bhp, 15.5 knots Crew: 41 + 26 mission crew + 7 transients Concept/Program: General-purpose research ships built for the Institute for Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences. 5th and 6th units apparently cancelled or never ordered. Builders: Hollming, Rauma, Finland. Name Akademik Boris Petrov Akademik M.A. Lavrent'yev Akademik Nikolay Strakhov Akademik Oparin Year 1984 1984 1985 1985 FLT Homeport Notes

Akademik Shuleykin class weather reporting ships (5 ships)
Displacement: 2,140 tons full load Dimensions: 71.6 x 12.8 x 4.85 meters/234.9 x 42 x 15.9 feet

Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 3,120 bhp, 14 knots Crew: 38 + 38 mission crew Concept/Program: Weather reporting ships built for the Academy of Sciences. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Akademik Shuleykin Professor Pavel Molchanov Akademik Shokalskiy Professor Khromov Professor Mul'tanovskiy Year 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 FLT BALT NOR PAC PAC BALT Homeport St. Petersburg Murmansk Vladivostok Vladivostok St. Petersburg Notes

Zarya (Korall class) oceanographic research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: approx. 600 tons full load Dimensions: 52.56 x 8.97 x 3.38 meters/172.4 x 29.4 x 11 feet Propulsion: Sail, 3 masts; 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 300 bhp, 7-8 knots Crew: 35 + 10 mission crew Concept/Program: A survivor of a large class of three masted schooners built by Finland as war reparations. Now used by the Institute of Earth Magentism, Ionoshpheric and Radio Wave Propagation of the Academy of Sciences. Two sisters survive in other roles; see below. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Zarya Year 1952 FLT NOR Homeport Murmansk Notes

Ministry of Geology
Geolog Dmitriy Nalybkin (Modified Akademik Shuleykin class) seismic survey ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 2,554 tons full load Dimensions: 74.61 x 12.83 x 4.7 meters/244.8 x 42.1 x 15.4 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 3,126 bhp, 14 knots Crew: 31-38 + 31-38 mission crew Concept/Program: Modified version of the Shuleykin class weather ships, outfitted as a seismic survey/research ship for the Ministry of Geology. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Geolog Dmitriy Nalyvkin Year 1985 FLT NOR Homeport Murmansk Notes

Poligon (Modified Al'pinist) class research drillship (1 ship)
Displacement: 1,250 tons full load Dimensions: 53.65 x 10.51 x 4.9 meters/176 x 34.5 x 16.1 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1,320 bhp, 12.5 knots Crew: 26 + 11 mission crew Concept/Program: Sternhaul trawler modified as geophysical resarch drillships for the Ministry of Geology. Sisters serve the Ministry of the Gas Industry. Builders: Yaroslavl' SY. Name Poligon Year 1989 FLT Homeport Notes

Geolog Primor'ye coastal geophysical research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 791 tons full load Dimensions: 85.3 x 18.2 x 3.6 meters/279.9 x 59.7 x 118.1 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,200 bhp, 9 knots Crew: ??

Concept/Program: Catameran-hulled research ship operated by the Ministry of Geology. Can lay a four point moor. Builders: unknown, Vladivostok. Name Geolog Primor'ye Year 1983 FLT PAC Homeport Nakhodka Notes

Discarded Classes: The new research ship Dalmorgeologiya was cancelled in 1992, as was a new research icebreaker being built in Finland.

Ministry of Fisheries
Rift (Modified Al'pinist) class oceanographic research ships (2 ships)
Displacement: 1,140-1,185 tons full load Dimensions: 53.65 x 10.51 x 4.9 meters/176 x 34.5 x 16.1 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 1,320 bhp, 12.5 knots Crew: 26 + 11 mission crew Concept/Program: Sternhaul trawlers modified as oceanographic research ships, carrying small manned submersibles. Builders: Yaroslavl' SY. Disposals/Reserve: Gidrooptik taken over by Georgia. Name Rift Gidronavt Year 1982 1983 FLT Homeport Notes

Other Scientific Ships
(This section lists ships whose subordination is unknown, and those ships subordinated to agencies that do not have their own section in this list.)

Akademik Fedorov polar logistics ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 16,020 tons full load Dimensions: 141.2 x 23.5 x 8.5 meters/463.3 x 77.1 x 27.9 feet Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 4 diesels, 1 shaft, 18,132 shp, 16 knots Crew: 90 + 160 passengers Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar for 1 Ka-32S helicopter Concept/Program: Large icebreaking cargo ship built for the Arctic and Antarctic Institute to support installations in the Antarctic. Can break 1.8 meter/5.9 foot ice. Builders: Rauma-Repola, Rauma, Finland. Name Akademik Fedorov Year 1987 FLT Homeport Notes

Kosmonavt Pavel Belyayev class space event support ships (4 ships)
Displacement: 7,230 tons full load Dimensions: 121.8 x 16.7 x 5.6 meters/399.6 x 54.8 x 18.4 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 5,200 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 56 + 70-80 mission crew Concept/Program: Converted from Vytegrales class timber carriers. Operated by the Navy until transferred to the Ministry of Space in 1995. Mostly inactive since 1991. Builders: Construction and conversion by Severnaya Verf 190, St. Petersburg, Russia. Name Kosmonavt Pavel Belyayev Kosmonavt Vladislav Volkov Kosmonavt Viktor Patseyev Kosmonavt Georgiy Dobrovolskiy Year 1963/77 1964/77 1968/78 1968/78 FLT Homeport Notes

Discarded Classes: All other space event support ships discarded as follows: Akademik Nikolay Pilyugin sold incomplete for conversion to a cruise ship, Kosmonavt Yuriy

Gagarin and Akademik Sergey Korolev to Ukraine upon the breakup of the USSR and sold for scrapping in 1997; all four Borovichi class sold for scrapping 1989.

Akademik Sergei Vavilov class oceanographic research ships (2 ships)
Displacement: 6,600 tons full load Dimensions: 117.13 x 18.22 x 5.9 meters/384.3 x 59.8 x 19.4 feet Propulsion: 2 Pielstick diesels, 2 shafts, 6,934 bhp, 15 knots Crew: 75 + 52 mission crew Concept/Program: Large oceanographic research ships; both have operated in commercial cruiseship service since 1994. Builders: Hollming, Rauma, Finland. Name Akademik Sergei Vavilov Akademik Ioffe Year 1988 1989 FLT Homeport Notes

Modified Pulkovskiy Meridian class oceanographic research ships (9 ships)
Displacement: 5,500-5,715 tons full load Dimensions: 104.5 x 16 x 6.35 meters/342.8 x 52.5 x 20.8 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 6,900-7,004 bhp, 14.5-15.5 knots Crew: approx. 52 + 40 mission crew Concept/Program: Converted from sternhaul factory trawlers while under construction. Employed in various research roles, and vary greatly in equipment and appearance. "Geolog" named units are probably subordinated to the Ministry of Geology. Builders: Chernomorskiy SY, Nikolayev, Ukraine. Disposals/Reserve: Geolog Petr Antropov sold 1995. Name XVII Syezd Profsoyuzov Morskoy Geolog Akademik Aleksander Karpinskiy Akademik Aleksander Sidorenko Geolog Fersman Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 FLT PAC Homeport Notes

Sevmorgeologiya Gelendzhik Professor Logachev Yuzhmorgeologiya

1989 1990 1991 1992

Dmitriy Ovtsyn class coastal survey ships (15 ships)
Displacement: 1,650-1,675 tons full load Dimensions: 68.75 x 11.9 x 4.2-4.5 meters/225.6 x 39 x 13.8-14.8 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 2,200 bhp, 12 knots Crew: 35 + 25 mission crew Concept/Program: General-purpose survey ships, subordinated to the Ministry of the Maritime Fleet, Academy of Sciences, and Hydromet Service. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku/Abo, Finland. Disposals/Reserve: Four sisters to Ukraine upon the breakup of the USSR. Name Dmitriy Laptev Dmitriy Ovtsyn Dmitri Sterlevgov Eduard Toll Nikolay Kolomeytsev Nikolay Yevgenov Vladimir Sukhtskiy Fyodor Matisen Professor Bogorov Georgiy Maksomov Ivan Kireyev Pavel Bashmakov Yakov Smirnitskiy Professor Shtokman Year 1970 1970 1971 1972 1972 1974 1974 1976 1976 1977 1977 1977 1977 1979 FLT Homeport Notes

Aleksey Maryshev class coastal survey ships (3 ships)
Displacement: 1,570 tons full load Dimensions: 64.9 x 12.92 x 3.6 meters/212.9 x 42.4 x 11.8 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 3,500 bhp, 13.9 knots Crew: 40

Concept/Program: Small survey ships built for use along arctic coasts and rivers; resemble buoy tenders. At least two have been employed in carrying commercial cargoes in recent years. Builders: Hollming, Rauma/Turku, Finland. Name Aleksey Maryshev Petr Kottsov Grigoriy Mikheyev Year 1991 1991 1991 FLT Homeport Notes

Valerian Uryvayev class oceanographic research ships (14 ships)
Displacement: 1,050-1,124 tons full load Dimensions: 54.8-55.6 x 9.5 x 4.27 meters/179.8-182.4 x 31.1 x 14 feet Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 880 bhp, 11 knots Crew: 20-25 + 10-15 mission crew Concept/Program: General-purpose research ships employed in various roles by the Arctic and Antarctic Institute and the Academy of Science. Sisters serve the Hydromet Service. Builders: Khabarovsk SY. Disposals/Reserve: Several sisters transferred to other nations upon the breakup of the USSR. Name Poisk Morskoy Geofizik Vulkanolog Iskatel' Vyacheslav Frolov Vladimir Obruchev Issledovatel' Professor Gagarinskiy Chayvo Elm Geofizikh Kern Year 1974 1975 1976 1977 1979 1984 1988 1989 1982 1982 1983 1991 FLT PAC PAC PAC PAC PAC PAC CASP PAC PAC CASP PAC NOR Homeport Notes

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Polyarnyy Odissey (Korall class) oceanographic research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: approx. 600 tons full load Dimensions: 52.56 x 8.97 x 3.38 meters/172.4 x 29.4 x 11 feet Propulsion: Sail, 3 masts; 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 300 bhp, 7-8 knots Crew: 35 + 10 mission crew Concept/Program: A survivor of a large class of three masted schooners built by Finland as war reparations. Now used by the Northern Branch of the Russian Geophysical Society. Two sisters survive in other roles. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Polyarnyy Odissey Year 1950 FLT NOR Homeport Notes

Kapitan V.N. Aktylov (Modified T-43 class) coastal oceanographic research ship (1 ship)
Displacement: 580 tons full load Dimensions: 58 x 8.5 x 2.3 meters/190.3 x 27.9 x 7.5 feet Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 2,200 bhp, 14.5 knots Crew: 16 + 12 mission crew Concept/Program: Former T-43 minesweeper converted to an acoustical monitoring ship, then to a research ship. Subordinated to the A.N. Krylov Research Institute. Name Kapitan V.N. Aktylov Year FLT BLK Homeport Notes

Discarded Classes: Research ship Vladimir Parshin is now Azerbaijani property; Akademik Aleksey Krylov, Izumrud, and Akademik Petrovskiy are now Ukranian property; Otto Schmidt was sold in 1992. Surviving Akademik Aleksey Krylov class ocean survey ships were laid up in 1994.

Sail Training Ships
Sedov sail training ship (1 ship)
Displacement: ?? Dimensions: ?? Propulsion: Sail, 4 masts Crew: ?? Concept/Program: Large four-masted bark, originally a German-owned working sailing ship, taken over by the USSR in 1946. Operated by the Kaliningrad Higher Marine Engineering College. Largest active sailing ship in the world. Builders: unknown, Hamburg, Germany. Name Sedov Year 1921/46 FLT BALT Homeport Kaliningrad Notes

Kruzenshtern sail training ship (1 ship)
Displacement: ?? Dimensions: 177 x ?? x ?? meters Propulsion: Sail, 4 masts Crew: ?? Concept/Program: Large four-masted bark, originally a German-owned working sailing ship, taken over by the USSR in 1946. Operated by the Kaliningrad Higher Marine Engineering College. Second-largest active sailing ship in the world. Builders: unknown, Hamburg, Germany. Name Kruzenshtern Year 1926/46 FLT Homeport Notes

Mir class sail training ships (4 ships)
Displacement: 2,986 tons full load Dimensions: 108.6 x 14 x 6.6 meters/356.3 x 45.9 x 21.7 feet Propulsion: Sail, 3 masts; 2 Sulzer diesels, 2 shafts, 1,140 bhp, 17 knots Crew: 53 + 90 cadets Concept/Program: Group of four relatively modern sail training vessels; three masted full-rigged ships.

Builders: Stocznia Gdansk, Poland. Built late 1980's. Name Mir Pallada Druzhba Nadezhda Year 1987 1989 FLT BALT PAC Homeport St. Petersburg Vladivostok Notes

Kodor (Korall class) sail training ship (1 ship)
Displacement: approx. 600 tons full load Dimensions: 52.56 x 8.97 x 3.38 meters/172.4 x 29.4 x 11 feet Propulsion: Sail, 3 masts; 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 300 bhp, 7-8 knots Crew: 35 + 10 mission crew Concept/Program: A survivor of a large class of three masted schooners built by Finland as war reparations. Now used by the St. Petersburg Higher Engineering Marine College as a training ship. Two sisters survive in other roles. Builders: Laivateollisuus SY, Turku, Finland. Name Kodor Year 195? FLT BALT Homeport St. Petersburg Notes

Discarded Classes: Sail training ship Tovarishch is now Ukranian.

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