hydrographic boats of Project 1896 are designed to perform surveys of the bottom
relief, maintenance of floating and coastal aids to navigation equipment, and
the delivery of personnel and cargo to the unequipped coast. These boats served
on the all four fleets (Baltic, Arctic, Black Sea and Far East) and the Caspian
Large Hydrographic Boat GPB-775 laid down at the Vympel Shipyard,
Rybinsk, commissioned on 1973 (yard No.01227) and was assigned to the Black Sea
From 1977 - BGK-775.
On 09 December 2002, the large hydrographic
boat BGK-77 sank near the pier No.35 of Novorossiysk port at night due to the
loss of stability due to icing, under the influence of negative air temperatures
(-10-12 °C) and hurricane wind up to 37 meters per second.
was decommissioned and excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet on 2002.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Draft:||1,79 (max – 1,98)|
|Range:||1600 nmi (9,76 knots),
1100 nmi (11,85 knots)|
|Propulsion:||1x450 hp 6ChSP23/30
diesel, 1 fixed pitch propeller, 2 diesel-generators x25 kW, 1 diesel-generator
x12 kW, 1 diesel-generator x12 kW|
Donets-2 navigation radar|