Sunday, 24 November 2019

Seen in Kronstadt: The Project 1893 Katun I-class firefighting tug PZhS-282

The Russian Navy has at least nine Project 1893 Katun I-class firefighting tugs in service, including the PZhS-292. (PZhS is an abbreviation of Pozharnoye Sudno, which means firefighting ship.) They were all built by Srednyy Neva Zavod, Kolpino, St Petersburg.

The class characteristics are:
  • Displacement: 930 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 62.6m
    • Bean: 10.2m
    • Draught: 3.19m
  • Propulsion: 2 x 2,200 bhp diesel engines, each driving a propeller
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Crew: 32 + 13 additional personnel as required

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