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SORMOVSKIY 488 AM3, 488 AM4

Motor ships of the type SORMOVSKIY or LENINSKIY KOMSOMOL of different variants (projects 1557, 488/A, 488/AM, 488/AM2, 488/AM3, 488/AM4 and 614) are the big dry cargo "river-sea" ships, which have four covered holds, with forecastle and quarter-deck, with double boards and double bottom, with machine compartment and superstructure in the rear part. Ships are intended basically for carrying of bulk cargoes, general cargoes and timber.
Type "Sormovskiy" was to continue the series of the "river-sea" ships with similar architecture, which was begun with the type "Baltiyskiy" (project 781) and the type "Volgo-Balt" (project 791). Ships have strengthened hull, more modern equipment, but many details of the construction of the superstructure are got from the predecessors. Newer ships have new hatch covers and they are distinguished by modern wide windows in the wheel-house. The main series of the ships of the type "Sormovskiy" are of the project 1557. Project 614 is

 

 

 

a bulgarian modification with the increased cargo-carrying capacity. Project 488/A and its variants is a portugal modification with the other superstructure, lengthened hull, increased machine power and cargo-carrying capacity, smaller angle of boards at the bow. Ships of the project 488/AM4 differ by the new superstructure and the auto-launching lifeboat. On the base of the project 1557 dry and liquid cargo combination ships of the type "Nefterudovoz" (project 1570) were developed.
Ships of the project 1557 were built since 1967 till 1986 in the USSR. 122 units were built, among them: 87 on "Krasnoe Sormovo" plant (ships were assigned serial numbers starting from one), 35 on Rybinsk plant (numbers starting from one hundred). Ships of the project 614 were built since 1981 till 1983 in Bulgaria. 9 units were built (ships were assigned numbers starting from 3001). Ships of the project 488/A and its variants were built since 1978 till 1990 in Portugal. 25 units were built (ships were assigned numbers starting from 3051). Becides the ships with serial numbers many ships got their own specific names; there was no consecutive numbering in the soviet series.
Ships are mainly operated on foreign coastal lines on Baltic sea (Poland, Germany, Nederlands, Great Britain), on Azov, Black and Caspian seas (Ukraine, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bulgaria) with the possibility of passing Volga, Don rivers, Volga-Don, Moscow-Volga, White sea - Baltic canals and Volga-Balt waterway. In 90-ties some ships were sold to different other shipping companies, including foreign ones, and registered under "comfortable" flags. At least one ship is written off, one ship sank in 1999, another - in 2001.

 

Dimensions

Values

Ship class:

Overall length, m

119,2/118,7

КМ (*) L3 (1)  II А2 Russian Maritime Register of shipping.

Length between perpendiculars, m

112,5/112,0

Ship type:

Overall beam, m

13,4

dry cargo twin-screw motor ship with bow thruster.

Calculated beam, m

13,2

Ship purpose:

Depth, m

6,0

general cargo, bulk cargo, grain, timber.

Summer draft, m

4,3

Navigation region:

Draft in river, m

4,2

between the ports of the North, the Baltic, the Caspian, the Black, the Mediterranean seas and the sea of Azov. In

Overall height in ballast, m

15,92

Sea endurance, days

30

summer time between the ports of these Seas with arival to inland waterways of Russia and Ukraine.

Speed in full load, knots

9

Cargo-carrying capacity, tn

3300/3500

Built by:

Capacity of cargo holds, cbm/cbft

4751/167758

«Estallejros Navaish» shipyard, Vijanu du Kastellu (Portugal).

hold №1

1028/36298,7

 

hold №2

1377/48621,9

 

hold №3

1382/48798,4

SORMOVSKIY TYPE VESSELS

hold №4

964/34038,8

Deadweight, tn

3804/3391

FOR SALE

Dimensions of holds in the clear, m

18,2х9,35

Capacity:

GRT

3041

 

NRT

1204

 

Crew, persons

10

 

Powerplant:

Main engine — 2 diesels 6NVDS48A2U - 640 кW each.
Auxiliary motors — 3 diesel generators DGA 100/750 - 100кW each, emergency diesel generator DGA-50-9Р- 50 кW.