Mykolayiv Shipyard

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Mykolayiv Shipyard
PredecessorsNikolayev Admiralty; Russud; Andre Marti (North) Yard; Shipyard No. 200 (in the name of 61 Communards); Shipyard No. 445 (in the name of 61 Communards)
Founded1788; 233 years ago (1788) in Mykolaiv (Nikolaev), Russian Empire
Ukraine Shipyards
There are three shipyards located in Mykolaiv: Black Sea Shipyard, Okean Shipyard, and Mykolayiv.

Coordinates: 46°58′35″N 32°00′15″E / 46.9764°N 32.0042°E / 46.9764; 32.0042

Mykolayiv Shipyard (Ukrainian: Миколаївський суднобудівний завод) is a major shipyard owned by state and located in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. In modern times,[when?] the shipyard has been most commonly referred to as Mykolayiv North Shipyard.[1] Until 2017 it was known as the Shipyard named after 61 Baku Communards.


In 1788, there was found as part of the Imperial Russian admiralties Nikolaev Admiralty on the banks of the Ingul river approximately 55 miles (89 km) inland from the Black Sea . [2] The following year the first 44-gun frigate, St. Nicholas, was launched. In 1827-1829 the neighboring Kherson Admiralty was closed down and transferred to be merged with one in Nikolaev (Mykolaiv). In 1851, Admiral M.P. Lazarev ordered the first considerable reconstruction of the shipyard.[2]

In 1910 the government decided to stop building battleships and close the shipyard, but it was reopened in the following year as the French-owned Russian Shipbuilding Corporation (Russud).[3] The name Russud comes from combining the word Russian and the word Sudostroitel'nyj (lit. Shipbuilding).

Between 1911 and 1914, two building berths with slip-ways, an assembling and welding workshop, a number of buildings and an outfitting wharf were built on the left bank of the Ingul River.[2]

Early in the Soviet era, the shipyard was renamed to the Andre Marti (North) Yard.[1] In 1931, the shipyard was named after 61 Communards. From then on, torpedo-boats, destroyers, light cruisers, submarines; naval supply vessels, including rescue vessels of various purposes equipped with deep-water operation systems were built.[2] It was named Shipyard No. 200 (in the name of 61 Communards) on 30 December 1936 and was renumbered as Shipyard No. 445 when it reopened after the end of World War II.[4]

Facilities and Services[edit]

Drydock of Mykolayiv Shipyard

The shipyard is about 11.4 square kilometers (4.4 sq mi), with a building area of about 476.5 square meters (5,129 sq ft) and one or two Kone(cranes) (four legged)cranes . Production capacities of the shipyard are concentrated in 286 industrial buildings and 165 industrial structures.[2]

Soviet-built ships[edit]




  • Shchuka-class submarine, Series V-modified: 3
  • Shchuka-class submarine, Series V-modified-2: 4
  • Shchuka-class submarine, Series X: 8

Notable vessels[edit]

The following vessels were constructed at this shipyard. The list is not all inclusive.[5]

Notable Vessels
Imperial Russian Navy (1696–1917) • Soviet Navy (1917–1991)
Name Laid down Launched Displacement Class (NATO) Type
Imperator Aleksandr III 1911 1914 Imperatritsa Mariya Battleship
Imperator Nikolai I 1911 1913 Battleship
Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya 1911 1913 Imperatritsa Mariya Battleship
Imperatritsa Mariya 1911 1913 Imperatritsa Mariya Battleship
Gnevnyy 1959? 1961? 3,500 tons Kanin (Krupny/DDG) Destroyer
Upornyy 1959? 1961? Kanin (Krupny/DDG) Destroyer
Boykiy 1959? 1961? Kanin (Krupny/DDG) Destroyer
ORP Warszawa 1966 1968 4,950 tons Kashin Large Anti-submarine Ship (Guided Missile Cruiser - western typing)
Nikolayev 1968 1969 9,900 tons Kara Large Anti-submarine Ship (Guided Missile Cruiser - western typing)
Slava 1976 1979 10,000 tons Slava Guided Missile Cruiser
Note: NATO class only shown if applicable; classes of vessels launched before 1949 are provided as originally designated. The name of the ship provided is the name given when launched–some ships may have since been renamed.


  1. ^ a b Polmar, p. 407
  2. ^ a b c d e Shipyard's office public website Archived 2018-02-25 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed 6/9/2008
  3. ^ Hauner, pp. 87–120
  4. ^ Harrison
  5. ^ Black Sea Fleet Information Resource Online


  • Breyer, Siegfried (1992). Soviet Warship Development: Volume 1: 1917-1937. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-604-3.
  • Harrison, Mark; Cooper, Julian; Dexter, Keith & Rodionov, Ivan (2003). The Numbered Factories and Other Establishments of the Soviet Defence Industry Complex, 1927 to 1968, Part I, Factories & Shipyards (Version 8 ed.). Warwick, UK: University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  • Hauner, Milan L. (Spring 2004). "Stalin's Big-Fleet Program". Naval War College Review. LVII (2). Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  • Polmar, Norman (1983). Guide to the Soviet Navy (3rd ed.). Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-239-7.
  • Polmar, Norman & Noot, Jurrien (1991). Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies, 1718–1990. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-570-1.
  • Treadea, John & Sozaev, Eduard (2010). Russian Warships in the Age of Sail, 1696–1860: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84832-058-1.

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