creation of autonomous underwater vehicles has dramatically increased the effectiveness
of all underwater operations. An important feature of autonomous rescue vehicles
was the ability to work in difficult conditions. Finally, autonomous underwater
vehicles due to the presence of manipulators allow for work at big depths inaccessible
Initially, it was decided to build several carrier vessels of
autonomous underwater vehicles for various purposes. For this purpose, Central
Design Bureau Balsudoproekt developed project 05360 of a rescue vessel based on
a timber carrier. With a total displacement of almost 8000 tons, vessel 05630
was capable of carrying 2 autonomous underwater vehicles for any purpose. From
1979 to 1984, 2 rescue vessels of this project and 2 vessels of project 05361
(modification for underwater operations) were built at the Vyborg Shipyard.
vessel Mikhail Rudnitsky laid down 23 December 1977 at the Vyborg Shipyard (yard.
No.571), launched 20 July 1978, commissioned 23 December 1978 and was assigned
to the Black Sea Fleet.
20 August 1998 the vessel was transferred to the
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (14 knots)|
|Propulsion:||1x6100 hp 5DKRN62/140-3
diesel, 6x300 kW diesel generators, 1x100 kW diesel generator, 1 fixed pitch propellers,
navigation radar, MGA-21 sonar, MGV-5N underwater communication system|
|Special equipment:||1 Project
1837 submersible rescue vehicle, 1 Project 1839 autonomous underwater working
vehicle or 1 Project 1832 deep-diving autonomous underwater vehicle. Then - 1
Project 1855 deep-diving autonomous underwater vehicle or Project 18270, 1 Project
1839 autonomous underwater working vehicle|
1 pressure chamber, 1 MTK-200 television
(10 officers, 12 warrant officers)|