Solemn keel-laying ceremony of Project 21820 landing boat (serial number 701) took place at Yaroslavl Shipyard on Jan 18. The contract for construction of such boats was tied between JSC Yaroslavl Shipyard and Russian Defense Ministry on June 23, 2011.
Developing organization is the Alekseyev Hydrofoil Ship Central Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod).
Lead boat of Project 21820 built by Volga Shipyard bears the name of Ataman Platov in honor of the hero of the Patriotic War 1812 General Matvei I. Platov. To maintain continuity of names and in commemoration of 200-th anniversary of the Patriotic War 1812, it was decided to follow traditions and memorialize heroes of 1812 in names of landing boats.
In accordance with Decree No. 1 issued by Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief on Jan 12, 2012, landing boat serial number 701 obtained an authentic name of Denis Davydov. Other two Project 21820 landing boats will be also laid down at Yaroslavl Shipyard in the current year.
It is planned to name them in honor of Warrant Officer Lermontov and Lieutenant Rimsky-Korsakov, naval officers distinguished themselves at land front and had passed the path of war from Smolensk and Borodino to Paris.
OJSC “Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant” is a modern company capable of manufacturing products for both civil and military purposes; building vessels of any difficulty level – from small patrol boats to large sea and river going vessels of displacement up to 2000 tons. Since the beginning of 60′s the plant has been mainly specializing in building the vessels of unlimited sailing region: medium fishing seiner-trawlers, rescue tugs, vessels for well-boring in coastal shelf, ships for the Navy.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, January 20, 2012; Image: dong