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Seagoing Diving Vessel VM-159
Project 535 / Yelva Class
 

For ordinary operations in areas of the seas with shallow depths, diving vessels of various displacement were used in the Navy of the USSR. The diving vessel of Project 535 was larger than the previous Project 522 and equipped with 2 diving complexes for depth max 60 meter with pressure chamber. Diving vessels of this project served on all fleets of the USSR and later - the Russian Federation. In total, more than 30 vessels of this type were built for the Navy.

Seagoing Diving Vessel VM-159 laid down at the Gorokhovets Shipyard, commissioned in December 1975 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet Fleet.

Now in service.

Specifications
Displacement (tons):
Standard: 279
Full load: 298
Dimensions (m):
Length: 40,9
Beam: 8,1
Draft: 2,07
Speed (knots): 12,5
Range: 1500 nmi (10 knots)
Autonomy (days): 10
Propulsion: 2x300 hp 3D12 diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2x50 kW diesel generators, 1x25 kW diesel generator
Spec. equipment: 2 diving complexes (1 pressure chamber) – 60 m
Complement: 30

 

 
       
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