Sibir (1977 icebreaker)

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Sibir in 2012
History
Russia
Name: Sibir
Owner: Russian Federation
Operator: FSUE Atomflot
Port of registry:
Builder: Baltic Shipyard
Yard number: 701
Laid down: 26 June 1974
Launched: 23 February 1976
Commissioned: 28 December 1977
Decommissioned: 1992
In service: 1977–1992
Identification:
Status: Being demolished
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Arktika-class icebreaker
Tonnage:
Displacement: 23,000 tons
Length: 148 m (486 ft)
Beam: 30 m (98 ft)
Draught: 11 m (36 ft)
Depth: 17.2 m (56 ft)
Installed power: Two OK-900A nuclear reactors (2 × 171 MW)
Two steam turbogenerators (2 × 27.6 MW)
Propulsion: Nuclear-turbo-electric
Three shafts (3 × 18 MW)
Speed: 20.6 knots (38.2 km/h; 23.7 mph) (maximum)
Endurance: 7.5 months
Crew: 189
Aircraft carried: 1 × Mi-2, Mi-8 or Ka-27 helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar for one helicopter

Sibir (Russian: Сибирь), built 1977, is a retired Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker of the Arktika class. She is the only icebreaker of her class that does not feature a red superstructure.

She was withdrawn from service in 1992 and was reported in 2012 as being moored at Murmansk awaiting scrapping.[3]

She has a gross tonnage of 20,655 and a dead weight of 4,096 tonnes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atomic Icebreakers Technical Data". rosatomflot.ru. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "SIBIR". www.marinetraffic.com. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ Pettersen, Trude (26 January 2012). "Russia scraps three nuclear icebreakers". Barents Observer. Retrieved 19 December 2013.