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Akademik Krylov Projects 852 and 856bis

Units of the Akademik Krylov class (projects 852 and 856bis Russian classification) were oceanographic research vessels that are no longer operational. These are not to be confused with the Akademik Krylov general cargo ships built 1940 and before (Summer DWT: 8,000 tons).

The Russian classification is Ekspeditsionnoye Okeanograficheskoye Sudno ( Expeditionary oceanographic vessel). The Akademik Krylov are characterized by large size and a displacement rather high. They were buit in two versions (Project 852 and Project 856), though these differences between the two are not known. These were well-equipped ships to carry out research, and are also equipped with a helipad for helicopters.

The Akademik Krylov units were built in Szczecin Poland, and entered into service between 1974 and 1979. They have been phased out since the early 1990s, due to high operating costs. The last time one of these ships was seen taking the sea dates back to 1997.

Altogether six were built. The class lead unit Akademik Krylov was sold in 1993, while Leonid Sobelyev was scrapped in 1996. The remaining four units (Admiral Vladimirskiy, Ivan Kruzenshtern, Leonid and Mikhail Demin Krupskiy) seem to have been held in reserve, but it is not impossible that some of these have been scrapped.

Displacement9,120 t
Length147.8 m
Width18.6 m
Height6.26 m
Propulsionfour diesel engines
Speed19 knots
Crew90 civilians, in addition to 80 passengers
Passengers80
Name
Yard #
Laid Down
Launch
Comm
Note
Project 852 Szczecin, Poland 4 units
Akademik Krylov ?852/1 06
Apr
1972
13
Nov
1972
31
Jul
1974
Leonid Sobolev ?852/2 20
Feb
1973
24
Nov
1973
26
Dec
1974
Admiral Vladimirskiy ?852/3 01
Dec
1973
04
Apr
1974
31
May
1975
Ivan Kruzenshtern ?852/4 07
Oct
1974
28
Feb
1975
19
Nov
1975
Project 852/II Szczecin, Poland 2 units
Leonid Demin ?852-II/5 08
Feb
1977
30
Jun
1977
28
Feb
1978
Mikhail Krupskiy ?852-II/6 30
Mar
1978
11
Aug
1978
19
Jul
1979






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