Ivan Susanin-class icebreaker

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Russian coast guard vessel 183.jpg
Russian Coast Guard Project 97P border patrol icebreaker Volga.
Class overview
Builders: Admiralty Shipyard, Leningrad
Operators:
Succeeded by: Purga class, Okean class
Built: 1972–1981
In commission: 1973–1981
Completed: 8
Active: 4
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Icebreaker patrol vessel
Displacement: 3,400 tons full load
Length: 70 m
Beam: 18.3 m
Draught: 6.5 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft diesel electric 4,800 hp
Speed: 14.5 knots
Range: 13,000 nm at 9.5 knots
Complement: 140
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar: 2 x Don Kay, 1 Strut Curve, 1 Owl Screech
Armament:
  • 1 × Twin 76mm gun
  • 2 x AK-630 CIWS guns
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.

Design[edit]

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.

Ships[edit]

Eight ships were built between 1972 and 1981 by Admiralty Shipyard, Leningrad - 4 were retired and 4 remain operational as of 2018.

Name Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Status Fleet
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
Anadyr

(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
Murmansk

(ex-Imeni XXVI syezda KPSS, ex-Irtysh)

Admiralty Shipyard 22 April 1980 3 July 1981 25 December 1981 Decommissioned in 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert (ed.) (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130. 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