Severnaya Verf Shipyard on July 24, 2014 held a keel-laying for the third ship in a series of combat logistics support ships of Project 23120 ordered by the Russian Defense Ministry. The ship was named “Captain Shevchenko", the shipbuilding company said on Thursday.
The series design was developed by St. Petersburg based naval architecture and marine engineering firm CJSC "SpetsSudoProekt.
The 23120-series multipurpose ships are built for the North, the Black Sea and Pacific fleets. The vessels are designed for loading, storage, transport and delivery of dry cargo ashore and onto other ships, as well as to provide towing, rescue of crews and salvage of stricken ships.
The contract for the 2310-series combat logistics ships of ARC4 class notation was signed on 29 June 2012 and the flagship "ELBRUS" keel-laying was held on November 14 2012. First serial tug "MB-75" was laid down on December 19, 2013.
In accordance with existing contracts Severnaya Verf is to build and deliver until 2020 to the Russian Navy four frigates of project 22350, four corvettes of projects 20380 and 20385, three ARC 4 class combat logistics ships of 23120 series and two medium intelligence ships of project 18280.
St. Petersburg-based Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) is a leading shipbuilding company of the Russian defense industry. The firm has been part of Moscow-headquartered United Industrial Corporation since 2004. The shipyard specializes in building cruisers, destroyers, minesweepers, patrol vessels and antisubmarines, research and passenger vessels, timber cargo carriers, trawlers, container ships, Ro-Ro vessels, tankers and dry bulk carriers of 12,000dwt for the Russian Defense Ministry and foreign customers.
News source: PortNews
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