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 870 Kamenka-class
small hydrographic vessels has a length of 53,4 m, a width of 9,4 m and a draft
of 2,6 m. The vessel has a standard displacement of 590 tonnes and full load displacement
of 680 tonnes. It has a maximum speed of 14 knots, range of 4000 nmi at 11 knots
and an endurance of 14 days. The vessel is equipped with one Don navigation radar.
The vessel is powered by two 960 hp diesels rotating two controllable pitch propellers,
two 150 kW diesel generators and one 52 kW generator. The vessel has a crew of
26 and it can carry a research team.
Small hydrographic survey vesses of
this project served on all fleets of the USSR and later - the Russian Federation.
In total, 14 vessels of this type were built for the Navy.
Survey Vessel GS-78 laid down at the Stocznia Polnocna Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland
(yard No.870/7), launched 25 November 1968, commissioned 26 March 1969 and was
assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Range:||4000 nmi (11 knots), 2000
nmi (14 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x870 hp diesels,
2 controllable pitch propellers, 2x150 kW diesel-generators, 1x52 kW S234M diesel-generator|
|Capacity (tons):|| Don navigation