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Sea tug of project 23470 Andrey Stepanov will leave for Kamchatka

Sea tug of project 23470 Andrey Stepanov will leave for Kamchatka

The first serial marine tugboat of project 23470 "Andrey Stepanov", built specifically for the Pacific fleet, completed tests on the Black Sea and began preparations for the transition to Kamchatka. This was reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District in the Pacific Fleet.

According to the press service, the sea tug will make an inter-naval transition from the Black Sea to the Pacific Fleet, while it is planned that the ship will arrive at the place of deployment by the Northern Sea Route. In tow is an experienced crew formed in Kamchatka and trained.

The latest tugboat "Andrey Stepanov" will be part of the squad of support vessels for troops and forces in northeast Russia. It is planned that the ship will arrive at the place of deployment by the Northern Sea Route

- said in a statement.

Recall that the tugboat "Andrey Stepanov" went to the factory sea trials in the Black Sea in early May of this year, after their completion the state should have begun, and the commissioning of the tugboat in the fleet was scheduled for 2021.

The second tugboat Andrei Stepanov, after the lead Sergey Balk, is the first serial in a series of five marine tugboats of Project 23470. Built at the Yaroslavl Shipyard according to the contract for two sea tugboats for the Ministry of Defense concluded in 2014. Laid down at YaZZ on July 27, 2015 and launched on June 29, 2017. Later it was transferred to the Sevastopol shipyard "Perseus", where it was completed on the water.

These marine tugs are designed to perform marine towing of ships, floating objects and structures in ice and in clear water; pilotage of vessels in the water area of ​​ports and docking; performing escort operations at sea; extinguishing fires at floating and onshore facilities, as well as extinguishing fuel burning on water; stranded ships and ships.

At the aft end of the vessel there is a platform for receiving and taking off helicopters. The presence of a crane with a lifting capacity of 20 tons at a boom reach of 13 m with active roll compensation allows the tug to independently carry out cargo operations and serve the helipad both in calm water and in marine conditions.

The main dimensions of the vessel: length, m 69,75; greatest width, m 15,0; board height to VP, m 6,7; the largest draft, m 5,2, displacement - 3200 tons. Autonomy in terms of provisions - 30 days, cruising range at a speed of 14 knots. - 3000 miles. Navigation area - unlimited in accordance with Arc 4 ice reinforcement class.

The tugboat is named after Andrei Ivanovich Stepanov (1863–1905), who in 1904 was appointed commander of the Kamchatka transport workshop, which was part of the Second Squadron of the Pacific Fleet under the command of Vice Admiral Z. P. Rozhestvensky. In the final phase of the Tsushima battle, A. Stepanov tried to help the heavily damaged flagship battleship "Prince Suvorov" and even cover him from the attack of a Japanese destroyer detachment with small-caliber guns from Kamchatka. He died at a combat post in a battle with the enemy.

Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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  1. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 19 June 2020 12: 10
    Great, the most important thing is multi-purpose.
    1. WILL
      WILL 19 June 2020 12: 32
      Fine! Built, and with a significant lead time! Will carry the Proud Name of Stepanov A.I. - The deceased at a military post!
      Well - Seven Feet under Kiel!
      1. Deck
        Deck 19 June 2020 13: 25
        The main thing is not so:

  2. antivirus
    antivirus 19 June 2020 12: 11
    again not an aircraft carrier.
    when will 70 tons of aircraft carriers patrol the NSR?
    my sadness is great, everything went on yachts in Sochi - not Cyprus, Nice - also bad
  3. soul
    soul 19 June 2020 12: 52
    Displacement 3200 tons. Like a frigate.
  4. Serg65
    Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 02
    what A tugboat with no towing poop ..... some tricky tugboat ....
    1. Sergey S.
      Sergey S. 19 June 2020 13: 13
      Quote: Serg65
      A tugboat with no towing poop ..... some tricky tugboat ....

      Over the towing devices helipad.
      1. Serg65
        Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 34
        Quote: Sergey S.
        Over the towing devices helipad.

        Yes, God bless her, with the helipad, when maneuvering the tow of the power train, the fodder will not demolish it? And the breakage of the tow rope in the space limited from above will not cause troubles?
        1. Sergey S.
          Sergey S. 19 June 2020 15: 28
          Quote: Serg65
          when maneuvering towing the rake, the fodder will not blow? And the breakage of the towing cable in the space limited from above will not cause troubles?

          rails can be falling over, but the second question is more serious ... Or a long steel hook ... But how to work with it? Cranes above the towing device cannot work.

          So tow a lag.
      2. Marconi41
        Marconi41 19 June 2020 16: 25
        Quote: Sergey S.
        Over the towing devices helipad.

        And which helicopter is he going to take? And most importantly, why?
    2. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 19 June 2020 13: 13
      A tugboat with no towing poop ..... some tricky tugboat ....

      good Well, the TOP should be set somewhere ....
    3. Anton Lako
      Anton Lako 19 June 2020 16: 38
      I am also embarrassed by the layout of its aft. It is unclear the purpose of the site with a guard rail covering the entire top. It will clearly interfere with the reception and delivery of mooring and towing cables and also limits the view .. Yes, and with a cargo crane nothing can be fed or removed from the stern. Just do not say that it is collapsible
      1. Dikson
        Dikson 19 June 2020 20: 20
        "firstly, it's beautiful ..."))) But seriously, - most likely again they decided to make a super-duper multi-purpose steamer instead of a narrow-task specialized one .. And universality almost always has a detrimental effect on specific functions .. I understand this is a reference to modular buns in the form of diving equipment, underwater robots, search drones and cruise missiles (just in case) ... As a result, on the poop we have the devil understand that .. How do they go to the bow of the towed ship (and it is definitely the helipad will be) will the ends take? And there is no angle for a hook there .. Well, okay .. But the crew will have such a trip to leave a memory for life .. Hardly a second time he will have to walk along the NSR ..
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 June 2020 15: 59
    And cute by the way, to all its pluses. And let the name of heroic people bears with dignity.