Russian Navy New Hydrographic Ship Completes Acceptance Trials

The Pacific Fleet will soon get into service with the fifth large hydrographic boat of project 19920. The Alexander Anishchenko large hydrographic ship of Project 19920 for the Russian Navy completed acceptance trials in Vladivostok. The shipyard has been building hydrographic boats for the Pacific fleet since 2006. construction of the hydrographic ship Vasily Bubnov laid down in March 2020 under the state defence order meets the schedule. It is the fifth ship of the type the shipyard has been producing from 2010.

The Alexander Anishchenko large hydrographic boat has an overall length of 36.44 m, a beam of 7.8 m, and a depth of 3.6 m. She has a displacement of 320t and can carry a crew of up to 11 personnel.
The ship is powered by two DEUTZ BF6M1015MC diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 11.5 knots. The Alexander Anishchenko is equipped with a three-beam echo sounder, thanks to which it is possible to study the bottom topography, as well as a navigation system capable of automatically plotting a course for the ship according to the specified parameters.


Blagoveshchensk Shipyard was founded in 1887. The shipbuilding firm specializes in the construction of small fishing boats, medium-size fishing vessels, auxiliary vessels for the Navy. In recent years, the shipyard has handed over to the Pacific fleet four large hydrographic boats of Project 10920, which are serving in Primorsky Territory, Sakhalin and Kamchatka. The shipyard has capabilities to build vessels for various purposes with a length exceeding 75 m, breadth of 14 m and more, with light displacement tonnage of 1,500 tonnes.

Project 19920 Aleksandr Anischenko
Project 19920 Aleksandr Anischenko

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