Ivan Susanin-class icebreaker
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Russian Coast Guard Project 97P border patrol icebreaker Volga.
|Builders:||Admiralty Shipyard, Leningrad|
|Succeeded by:||Purga class, Okean class|
|Type:||Icebreaker patrol vessel|
|Displacement:||3,400 tons full load|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft diesel electric 4,800 hp|
|Range:||13,000 nm at 9.5 knots|
|Sensors and |
|Radar: 2 x Don Kay, 1 Strut Curve, 1 Owl Screech|
|Aviation facilities:||helicopter pad|
The Ivan Susanin class is a group of icebreaker Patrol ships operated by the Russian maritime border guard. The Soviet designation is Project 97P. The ships are also known as the Aysberg class patrol ice breakers.
These ships are modified versions of the Dobrynya Nikitich class civilian icebreaker. They are armed with a twin 76mm gun mounting forward and two AK-630 guns aft as well as having a helicopter pad and surveillance radar. The 2 30 mm guns are controlled by 2 SP-521 Kolonka-2 ring sight fire control directors.
Eight ships were built between 1972 and 1981 by Admiralty Shipyard, Leningrad - 4 were retired and 4 remain operational as of 2018.
|Ivan Susanin||Admiralty Shipyard||31 July 1972||28 February 1973||30 December 1973||Active||Pacifc|
|Aysberg||Admiralty Shipyard||17 October 1973||27 April 1974||25 December 1974||Decommissioned in 2006|
|Ruslan||Admiralty Shipyard||26 December 1973||28 May 1974||26 September 1975||Active||Northern|
(ex-Dnepr, ex-Imeni XXV syezda KPSS)
|Admiralty Shipyard||16 July 1975||14 February 1976||30 September 1976||Decommissioned in 2015|
|Dunay||Admiralty Shipyard||24 December 1976||5 August 1977||31 December 1977||Decommissioned in 2017|
|Neva||Admiralty Shipyard||23 November 1977||28 July 1978||27 December 1978||Active|
|Volga||Admiralty Shipyard||27 December 1979||19 April 1980||26 December 1980||Active|
(ex-Imeni XXVI syezda KPSS, ex-Irtysh)
|Admiralty Shipyard||22 April 1980||3 July 1981||25 December 1981||Decommissioned in 2013|
- Gardiner, Robert (ed.) (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Also published as Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.
- (in Russian) Warships.ru
- (in English) Hazegray.org
- (in English) All Ivan Susanin class icebreakers - Complete Ship List
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