Russian Navy commissioned its third Project 22160 patrol ship Pavel Derzhavin during a ceremony at Novorossiysk naval base on Nov. 27.
In the Novorossiysk naval base (naval base), solemn events were held to admit the new patrol ship “Pavel Derzhavin” to the Black Sea Fleet. Before the commencement of the ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag, the rite of its consecration was held on the pier.
On the beginning of service in the Russian Navy, the first crew of the new ship was congratulated by Vice-Admiral Sergey Lipilin, Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Viktor Kochemazov, Commander of the Novorossiysk naval base, representatives of the manufacturer, the administration of the hero-city of Novorossiysk, the veteran organization of the formation and the clergy.
The ship became part of the formation of the protection of the water area of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet.
In the near future, the crew of the new ship will begin working out special coursework tasks, after the delivery of which they will begin to fulfill the planned tasks of combat training.
Project 22160 is a class of large patrol ships class being constructed for the Russian Navy by the JSC Zelenodolsk plant. The vessels are designed by Russian ship designing firm JSC Severnoye Design Bureau.
The Project 22160-class patrol ship is 94m-long, 14-m-wide, and 3.4m- high, has a standard displacement of 1,550t, and can accommodate up to 80 personnel. The class’s armament will include the Kalibr-NK cruise missile. The ship will also have a helicopter deck and hangar for one Ka-27 helicopter.
The vessels are primarily intended for duties such as patrol, monitoring and protection in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and territorial waters of Russia in open and closed seas. It can also be used to offer protection for ships in transit, water areas as well as naval bases against enemy attack in wartime. Other missions of the patrol ship are search and rescue, assistance to disaster victims, environmental monitoring, and combat smuggling and piracy activities.