hydrographic survey ship is a vessel designed to conduct hydrographic research
and survey. Nautical charts are produced from this information to ensure safe
navigation by military and civilian shipping.
The Project 871 / Biya-class
small hydrographic vessels has a length of 54,9 m, a width of 9,5 m and a draft
of 2,8 m. The vessel has a standard displacement of 585 tonnes and full load displacement
of 690 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 13 knots, range of 3160 nm at 10 knots
and an endurance of 15 days. The vessel is equipped with one Don navigation radar.
The vessel is powered by two 600 hp Cegielski-Sulzer diesels rotating two controllable
pitch propellers, and three 90 kW diesel generators. The vessel has a crew of
25 and it can carry a research team of 8 persons.
Small hydrographic survey
vesses of this project served on all fleets of the USSR and later - the Russian
Federation. In total, 18 vessels of this type were built for the Navy.
Survey Vessel GS-203 laid down at the Stocznia Polnocna Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland,
commissioned in 1974 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
In 1978 the
ship was transferred to the Cape Verde.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (10,2 knots), 2050 nmi (13 knots)|
hp Cegielski-Sulzer 5AR25 diesels, 2 controllable pitch propellers, 3x90 kW diesel-generators
Don navigation radar|