Russian Navy’s Icebreaker Ilya Muromets Is Declared Operational (Photos, Video)

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Translated from Russian; Originally appeared in BMPD blog

A flag-raising ceremony of Ilya Muromets icebreaker was declared operational on November 30 at Admiralty Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, commemorating the delivery of the icebreaker (also known as Project 21180) as a special purpose ship to the Russian Navy. Vice admiral of Russian Navy Viktor Barsuk attended the ceremony.

“We now commission a vessel that is much more than a regular icebreaker. The vessel will serve for good of the Russian Navy,” Barsuk said.

The construction of the new auxiliary icebreaker was awarded by the Russian Navy to Saint Petersburg-based Admiralty Shipyard on March 21, 2014. She was designed by the Russian Vympel Design Bureau as Project 21180, with technical projecting done by the Admiralty Shipyard engineer center. The construction began in October of 2014, with the keel of the vessel laid on 23 April 2015.

She was launched as Ilya Muromets on June 10, 2016, with the tests beginning on July 22, 2017. She was signed on November 27, 2017.

Ilya Muromets is the first icebreaker built for the Russian Navy in almost 40 years, classified by the  Russian Maritime Register of Shipping as Icebreaker6 AUTI ICSFF3WS EPP HELIDEC Special purpose ship. She will be assigned to Northern Fleet, and will be used to support the the arctic units of the Russian Navy.

Initially Ilya Muromets was intended to be the lead ship of a series of four icebreakers, however the Ministry of Defense decided not to begin the serial production of the Project 21180 due to high cost of the vessels, and instead focus on building three smaller Project 21180M icebreakers costing with about two thirds of the displacement and more limited functionality compared to Ilya Muromets.

Russian Navy's Icebreaker Ilya Muromets Is Declared Operational (Photos, Video)

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  • Solomon Krupacek

    terrible fatty officers :(

    • Justin

      Why even bother making a comment like that?
      Your almost at the DutchNational level now! Perhaps u don’t care about that but seriously, I don’t think anybody respects u on this site!
      A Joke? In poor taste! Show some respect! You’re a Fucking child!

      • Solomon Krupacek

        because we alwyas laughed on fatty soviet/russian officers. what kind of soldier is, who is like hippopotamus???

        this is very principial question, boy!

        • Justin

          In old age, many people tend to get fat! Send us a picture of your mother and father, maybe of yourself! Who gives a shit if he is fat, he isn’t on the battle field, its his mind that matters!
          But like a child on youtube, u wanna make jokes! Thats fine because u know I’ve screen shots of u telling people off for their anti-semitism! OHHHHH but its different for u when u say u wanna kill all Kurds! Its different for u when its about fat people! Do u see who u are? You’re a hypocrite! Thats why u comments on this site don’t mean shit! You are inconsistant! you shame people for what they say yet u blame people for what u do yourself!

          And saying a soldier (Admiral aged around 65yo) is fat is meaningless! It makes me think u are aged between 17 and 21!

          So whatever comments u do come up with in future (smart or dumb) they will be tainted by the FACT u are a hypocrite and the FACT u are a child!

          Do u also hang shit on dead SAA soldiers? I have feeling thats next! The Russian General who was killed in DeZ, he was fat too! Got any jokes to say about him too? Well??

          dude I’m screen shooting all u say because u and dutchNational are fuck heads!

          You even protect him! you’ll tell people off for attacking him (which is everyone) but u give urself permission to say “kill all Kurds in Syria”, “leave dutchnational alone”, Russian “Fatty” jokes! Yet u have attacked people who have spoken out against Jews!

          FUCKING HYPOCRITE!
          FUCKING CHILD!

          In fact I think are worse than DutchNational because atlas he is consistent! YOU however are just a piece of shit who speaks comments are based on his mood! You have nothing to contribute on this site! You’d be better off with 14yo kids trolling “fail” videos on youtube! Thats where are at! Thats the level of respect u get from me! Because I know what u have said over the years on this site! u contribute ZERO!

          • Solomon Krupacek

            this officer is there today!

            dont come with old stupidities. in army there is no place for fatty guys! must have physical condition.

          • Justin

            A fat navy admiral!
            U have standards for navy admirals who sit behind a desk?

            If i post pictures of fat SAS and NAVY SEALS who are on active duty, what comments will u say?

            Because they are the elite right? Best of the best agree!

            So if elite YOUNG guys are fat, why cant an OLD admiral who sits behind a desk be fat?

            Huh?

            Ure too dumb for this site! U offer nothing!

      • Solomon Krupacek

        moron, at least i recommened this article. what did you?