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Photographer:mitrik05 [View profile]Title:VOSTOKAdded:Jun 11, 2006
Captured:IMO:6915805Hits:3,601
Photo Category: Fisheries research and support vessels
Description:
Fish Factory/Mother Ship
Vessel Identification
Name:Vostok
IMO:6915805
Technical Data
Vessel type:Fish Factory
Gross tonnage:26,400 tons
Summer DWT:22,110 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1971
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Oleg on Jan 27, 2007 16:01 (10 years ago)
SHIP'S HISTORY

Ordered - unknown
Construction begun - unknown
Keel laid - unknown
Launched - unknown
Delivered - 1971
Newbuild price - unknown

(a) Vostok - U.S.S.R. (89)
(b) Vostok - Ukraine (97)
(c) Vostok - Cyprus

She operated for her entire career under the name Vostok
Beached at Aliaga, Turkey on 18 September 1997 PARTICULARS

Ship type - Fish factory ship/reefer
Strengthened for navigation in light ice conditions
Gross tonnage - 26,400
Net tonnage - 10,828
Displacement tonnage - 22,110
L.O.A. - 224.54 meters (736'6")
L.B.P. - 224.54 meters (736'8")
Width overall - 28.05 meters (91'11")
Width moulded - 27.97 meters (91'9")
Draught - 10.021 meters (32'9")
Depth - 16.74 meters (54'9")
Number of cargo holds - 16
Number of hatch covers - 4 (4.1m x 4.1m)
Dry cargo holds volume - 7,204 cubic meters
Insulated cargo holds volume - 20,878 cubic meters
Unloading cranes - 6 of 2.5 tonnes capacity
Unloading derricks - 8 of 5.0 tonnes capacity CONSTRUCTION

Builder - Admiralteiskiy Shipyard
Country - Leningrad, U.S.S.R.
Hull number - 800
Engine builder - Kirov Works
Country - Leningrad, U.S.S.R.
Number of engines - 4
Engine type - Steam turbines
Fuel - Oil
Fuel capacity - unknown
Main engines horsepower - 26,000 shp or 19,125 kW
Speed - 19.0 knots
Propeller - 1 fixed pitch propeller
Steering gear - Standard rudder
Bow thuster - unknown

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Originally Vostock was owned and operated by the Imperial Government of the U.S.S.R.
** Vostok was sold by Black Sea Fisheries Corporation "Antarktica" (Lady K Shipping Co. Ltd., Cyprus) to Resa-Yazici A.S. for demolition early in 1997
** Her owner in 1992 was listed as U.S.S.R. "Azcherryba"
** By 1993 she was being operated by the Black Sea Fisheries Corporation "Antarktica"
** Arived at Aliaga, Turkey on 17 September 1997
** Beached for demolition on the 18th of September
** Work on demolishing the hull began on 5 November 1997
** Scrap price - unknown
here is the link of one photo www.wellandcanal.ca/salties/v/vostok/vostok.htm+USSR+fish+factory+ships%2BVOSTOK&hl=lt&gl=lt&ct=clnk&cd=1
John McMeechan on Jun 13, 2006 09:05 (11 years ago)
Launched from the Admiralty shipyards,Leningrad in April 1969 the Vostok was at that time the largest factory ship of her type in the world and the flagship of the Black Sea fishing fleet when into service 1971. Registered Ilyichevsk, Ukraine, with only one in class, she carried 14 plastic hulled trawler / seiners of the Nadezhda type in davits, these being equipped to fish by trawl, purse seine and electric fishing. These feeder vessels were directed to the fish shoals by a "spotter" helicopter, based onboard the Vostok. As a floating cannery and freezer vessel she had an output of about 150,000 cans and 200 tons of frozen fish per day as well as reducing all ofal to fishmeal onboard. With around 600 crew to look after she was equipped with a cinema, concert hall, club, library, shops, medical centre as well as living quarters and production deck so quite a ship! Intended to stay at sea for periods of up to 120 days. 26400gt and 225m loa she was eventually scrapped Aliaga / Turkey in 1997. Spent one summer season off Lerwick in the early 1990s during the klondyking years, but was without catchers at the time. Sadly never managed to get a good picture of her!

Brgds/John
Guest on Jun 12, 2006 11:16 (11 years ago)
If my memory serves isn't this a mothership with her small fleet of purse seiner's onboard ??

I remember reading about these ships in an old book back in the very early 1980's and seem to remember that they were built to fish in the Indian Ocean / Pacific Ocean for Tuna / Pelagic fisheries.

John do you have any more info on her ??

Davie Tait
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