Pyotr Lebedev (research vessel)

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Name: Chapayev[1]
Builder: Wärtsilä Crichton-Vulcan, Turku, Finland[1]
Yard number: 1002
Laid down: 16 April 1956
Acquired: 3 April 1957
Soviet Union
Name: Pyotr Lebedev
Namesake: Pyotr Lebedev
In service: 1966
Out of service: 1977
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Name: Pyotr Lebedev[1]
Identification: IMO number: 5276159[1]
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Research vessel/survey vessel

Pyotr Lebedev is a research vessel, built at Wärtsilä Crichton-Vulcan in Turku, Finland, originally as a merchant vessel Chapayev in 1957. She was subsequently acquired for the Soviet Union and refitted as a research ship.[2] The vessel was owned and operated by the Andreev Acoustics Institute, and was used to make hydrophysical observations of the Atlantic Ocean such as during the Polygon experiment.[3] Pyotr Lebedev possessed five on-board laboratories used to study hydroacoustics, hydrology, hydrobiology, hydrochemistry, and electronics.[3] The ship was active as a research vessel from 1967 until 1977.[4] She is current registered in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "PYOTR LEBEDEV - 5276159 - RESEARCH/SURVEY VESSEL". Maritime Connector. Retrieved 22 October 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Brekhovskikh, p. 155
  3. ^ a b Tatusko & Levitus, pp. 41–42
  4. ^ Tatusko & Levitus, p. 100


  • Brekhovskikh, Leonid Maksimovich (1990). Ocean and Man: Present and Future. Moscow: Nauka Publishers. ISBN 5-02-022266-6. 
  • Tatusko, R.; Levitus, S., eds. (2002). Russian Marine Expeditionary Investigations of the World Ocean. Silver Spring, MD: US Department of Commerce. OCLC 52253776.