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Small Seagoing Tanker VTN-96
Project 1844D

Small seagoing tankers (Projects 1844, 1844D, 1844M) and small water tankers (projects 1844V and 18444), designed to supply fuel oil, diesel fuel, engine oil and water to the ships and submarines of the fleet in ports, on raids and at sea.

It is a single-deck, one-shaft, diesel vessel with smooth contours, cruising stern and excess freeboard. Wheelhouse, cabins, engine and pumps are located in the stern of the vessel. In the middle part of the hull there is a cargo compartment, divided by one transverse and one longitudinal bulkhead into four tanks, with a total capacity of 606 cubic meters. In the bow of the tanker there is a hold for the transport of five tons of dry cargo.

The maximum length of the ship is 53,8 m, the maximum width 9,7 m and draft 3,4 m. When in standard load, the ship has displacement about 539 tons and 1,127 tons while fully loaded. Endurance of the ships is 10 days during which they can travel the distance about 1,500 nm. Capacity - fuel tank for 500 t. The main power plant, located in the stern of the vessel, consists of the main diesel engine 6DR30/50-5-3, with a rated power of 600 hp at 300 rpm, with drive on one shaft.

Small Seagoing Tanker VTN-96 laid down at Kherson Shipyard (yard No.103), commissioned on 1982 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

Now in service.

Displacement (tons):
Full load:1127
Dimensions (m):
Speed (knots):10
Range:1500 nmi (10 knots)
Autonomy (days):10
Propulsion:1x600 hp 6DR30/50-5-3 diesel, 1 fixed pitch propeller in rotate nozzle, 2x100 kW diesel-generators, 1x50 kW diesel-generator
Electronics: Don navigation radar
Capacity (tons):500


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