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Today, at the Vympel shipyard in Rybinsk, a solemn ceremony of launching the newest maritime transport of weapons “Gennady Dmitriev” of project 20360M took place. This is the largest vessel built in the history of the Vympel enterprise. On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the shipbuilders of the Vympel shipyard were congratulated by the head of the service for naval training of crews of support vessels of the Navy of the Main Command of the Navy, Captain 1st Rank Anzor Dandamaev.

He conveyed to the Rybinsk shipbuilders the words of the commander-in-chief of the Navy that “the plant is coping with honor with the construction of a large-displacement vessel, although the company had previously built low-tonnage vessels. This speaks of the strong production potential of the Vympel enterprise.

“The main command of the Navy is planning the serial construction of sea transports of weapons 20360M. Operation of the head sea transport of weapons “Gennady Dmitriev” of project 20360M, which has been launched today, will allow further modernization and improvement of the transports of this project. Such vessels are necessary for the Navy, as they are capable of solving tasks in the distant sea and ocean zones, including in the Arctic zone, since they have an ice class of the hull, “Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, quoted in his speech at the ceremony. Captain 1st Rank Anzor Dandamaev.

The launching ceremony was also attended by the general director of the Vympel enterprise Yevgeny Norenko, representatives of the government of the Yaroslavl region, the Rybinsk administration. The family of Gennady Dmitriev arrived at the ceremony.

The ship received the name in honor of Captain 1st Rank Vladimir Dmitriev, who went from the commander of the navigational unit of a small anti-submarine ship to the head of the state acceptance department of ships of the Main Command of the Navy.

During the solemn ceremony, the rite of consecration of the ship was traditionally served by the rector of the Ascension-George Church, Archpriest Pavel Kravchenko. The godmother of the ship, an employee of one of the departments of the Vympel shipyard, Alena Burova, smashed a bottle of champagne on the steel side of the ship.

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The Project 20360M maritime armament transport is being built by order of the RF Ministry of Defense. The designer is KB Vympel JSC. Purpose of the maritime transport of weapons: reception, storage and transportation of weapons. Full displacement – more than 3600 tons. Length – 77 m.

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