A hospital ship is a ship designated for primary function as a floating medical
treatment facility or hospital. The four ships of the soviet Ob Class Hospital
ships were designed to provide medical and recreational facilities. They were
also employed as personnel transports. They have civilian crews but carry uniformed
naval medical personnel. The ships are fully equipped with surgical equipment.
These are sufficiently well equipped ships, on which can occur all forms of medical
aid. The hospitals, placed on the vessels, are capable of assuming to 100 patients
simultaneously. On board each of the ships are more than ten therapeutic and diagnostic
departments, three operating hall, and the drugstore. Furthermore, on the vessels
is a health center, dispensary in 200 places. The Irtysh is in the Pacific Fleet,
Svir in the Northern Fleet, and Yenisey in the Black Sea Fleet. The class leader
Ob (commissioned in 1980) was stricken in August 1997.
Hospital Ship Yenisey
laid down at the Stocznia Szczecinska im. A. Warskiego Shipyard, Szczecin, Poland
(yard No.320/2), commissioned 31 January 1981 and was assigned to the Black Sea
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (16 knots), 8000 nmi (19 knots)|
hp, diesels Zgoda-Sulzer 12ZV40/48, 2 variable pitch propellers, 4 diesel-generators
search and rescue helicopter Ka-25PS or Ka-27PS|
MR-212/201 Vaygach-U navigation radar, Rumb radio direction finder |