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Small Hydrographic Survey Vessel GS-402
Project 872 / Finik Class

A 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 872 Finik-class hydrographic vessels has a length of 61,3 m, a width of 10,8 m and a draft of 3,2 m. The vessel has a standard displacement of 939 tonnes and full load displacement of 1190 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 13,4 knots, range of 4356 nmi at 11,8 knots and an endurance of 15 days. The vessel is equipped with 2 Mius navigation radars, Rumb radio direction finder. The vessel is powered by two 960 hp Cegielski-Sulzer 6AL25/30 diesels rotating two controllable pitch propellers. It also has two 143 hp mSS5e electric motors, and three 192 kW diesel generators. The vessel has a crew of 27 and it can carry a research team of 9 persons.

Small hydrographic survey vesses of this project in two modifications served on all fleets of the USSR and later - the Russian Federation. In total, 23 vessels of this type were built for the Navy.

Hydrographic Survey Vessel GS-402 laid down at the Stocznia Polnocna Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland (yard No.872/8), launched 23 June 1979, commissioned 30 September 1979 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.

Now in service.

Displacement (tons):


Full load:1190
Dimensions (m):
Speed (knots):13,37
Range:4356 nmi (11,82 knots), 3045 nmi (13,37 knots)
Autonomy (days):15
Propulsion:2x960 hp Cegielski-Sulzer 6AL25/30 diesels, 2x143 hp electric motors mSS5e, 2 controllable pitch propellers, 3x192 kW diesel-generators
Electronics:2 Mius navigation radars, Rumb radio direction finder


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