The patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet “Vasily Bykov” on Monday made a visit to the Greek port of Piraeus, the Russian Embassy in Athens reported.
⚓️ Το υπερσύγχρονο ρωσικό περίπλοκο πλοίο “Vasily Bykov” του Στόλου της Μαύρης Θάλασσας επισκέπτεταιο λιμάν τιου
Το 2019 το ίδιο πλοίο έκανε επίσκεψη στο λιμάνι της Πύλου στο πλαίσιο των εορτασμών για την επέτειο της ΝαυμαχΝας τυουρο pic.twitter.com/6YSmUg2vzL
– Rus Embassy, Greece (@RFEmbassyGr) July 12, 2021
At the end of May, “Vasily Bykov” joined the forces of the permanent formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
At present, a Russian squadron of more than ten warships and auxiliary vessels is operating in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis.
Project 22160 lead patrol ship Vasily Bykov was built for the Russian Navy at the Zelenodolsk Gorky Shipyard.
The patrol ships of project 22160 were designed by OJSC Northern Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). Designed to protect and guard the maritime economic zone, and in the event of hostilities, they are designed to ensure the stability of the forces and facilities of the fleet during the defense of the basing areas.
The autonomy of the ships of this project is 60 days. They are capable of a speed of 30 knots, have a displacement of about 1,700 tons, and have a crew of about 80 people. The cruising range is 6,000 nautical miles.
In 2019, “Vasily Bykov” paid a visit to the Greek port of Pylos, where the crew then took part in the events dedicated to the 192nd anniversary of the Navarino naval battle. During their stay in Pylos, the ship was visited by several hundred residents and guests of the city, and for the sailors the provincial administration organized excursions to local attractions.
On October 20, 1827, 26 ships of the three allied powers defeated the Turkish-Egyptian fleet, which consisted of 66 ships, in Navarino Bay. Without losing a single combat unit, the Allies opened the way for the conquest of Greek independence.
The defeat of the Turkish fleet significantly weakened the naval forces of Turkey, which served as a significant contribution to the victory of Russia in the further Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829. As a result, according to the Adrianople Peace Treaty of 1829, Greece achieved autonomy, and then full independence.