New Patrol Boats for Russia's Pacific Fleet

Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2012
Grachonok-class Patrol Boat: Photo Russian Navy

Vostochnaya Verf Shipyard builds Grachonok Patrol Boat for Pacific Fleet

The keel for the boat (serial number 8002) was laid down and altogether the defense ministry has ordered three similar boats to be constructed by JSC Vostochnaya Verf with possible option to expand the series.

Vostochnaya Verf became the second shipyard to build Grachonok-class special purpose boats. First boat of the project – P-104 (serial number 981) – was built by Zelenodolsk Shipyard for the Baltic Fleet in 2009. P-104 serves in harbor defense brigade of Leningrad Naval Base and is stationed in Kronshtadt. The boat has already proved herself as an effective counter-terror vessel. In 2011, P-104 tåçook part in the International Maritime Defense Show and aroused interest amongst experts and foreign guests.

Project Grachonok was developed by JSC Vympel Design Bureau according to the Russian Navy's order. Thanks to perfect performance characteristics, good seaworthiness, up-to-date radioelectronics, powerplant and new diving system, boats of this project are capable to cope with wide range of tasks. Main purpose of Grachonok-class boats is countering terroristic and sabotage forces attacks on Russian Navy bases.

Basic characteristics of Project 21980 special-purpose boat:

  • Displacement: 139 tons
  • Dimensions: length – 31.05 meters; beam – 7.4 meters; draft – 1.85 meters
  • Full speed: 23 knots
  • Full speed fuel range: 200 miles
  • Endurance: 5 days

Armament:

Igla SAM system (4 surface-to-air missiles),14.5-mm pedestal machine gun mount, DP-65A counter-terror grenade launcher, DP-64 grenade launcher
Radioelectronics: MR-231 Pal navigation radar, MT-201 optoelectronic observation system, Calmar sonar, Anapa counter-terror dipping sonar
Crew: 6 men


 

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