Vympel Shipyard lays keel of hydrographic vessel Yakov Lapushkin

Vympel Shipyard has laid the keel of a new Project 19910 hydrographic vessel being built for the Russian Navy.

Named Yakov Lapushkin after a celebrated Soviet Navy admiral, the vessel will also perform pilotage duties and transport of personnel and cargo in addition to conducting hydrographic surveys.

The vessel will have a length of 56.4 metres, a width of 11.18 metres, a draught of 3.01 metres, and a full load displacement of 1,227 tonnes.

Delivery of Yakov Lapushkin is scheduled for 2022. It will be operated by the Russian Baltic Fleet upon commissioning.

A second Project 19910 vessel will follow Yakov Lapushkin into service by 2021.

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