Project R1650 Rondo Multi-Purpose Patrol Boat, Russia


Project R1650 Rondo Patrol Boat

The Project R1650 Rondo is a multi-purpose patrol boat manufactured by JSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ), which is part of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation, for the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation.

The boat is intended for a variety of missions, such as patrol and inspection service, search-and-rescue (SAR), personnel and cargo transportation, and towing boats of small displacement. It is also used for delivery/removal of special operations personnel.

JSC SNSZ signed a contract with Design Group RICOCHET for the construction of R1650 Rondo multi-purpose vessel in February 2014. The vessel was launched into waters in July 2015 and underwent mooring and sea trails in September 2015. It was delivered to the FSB of the Russian Federation in November 2015.

Design and capacities of Project R1650 Rondo patrol boat

"The boat is intended for a variety of missions, such as patrol and inspection service, search-and-rescue (SAR), personnel and cargo transportation, and towing boats of small displacement."

The Project ?1650 can reach a maximum speed of 19kt and cruise at a speed of 17kt when sailing in calm deep waters, up to sea state two.

The patrol boat's hull is made of steel, while composite materials are used in the cabin, deck, ladder dwelling, rigging, doors and lockers to reduce the overall weight and draft of the vessel.

It has an overall length of 16.5m, overall breadth of 4.35m, depth amid-ship of 2.3m, and maximum draft of 1.4m at full load displacement. The length and widths of the hull are 16.25m and 4.05m respectively.

The vessel has a fuel reserve capacity of 2,200l, a fresh water reserve of 700l and has a sewage tank capacity of 285l. Its full load displacement is approximately 27t.

Accommodation and bridge details

The Project R1650 Rondo is manned by three crewmen and can accommodate up to nine personnel. It is fitted with a single-tier deckhouse and has large open deck space at the aft. It is operated and controlled from both wheelhouse and flying bridge. The wheelhouse is equipped with side doors and one rear door to facilitate entry and exit of the personnel.

The large windows at the front and sides of the navigation bridge offer an improved view of the sea surface. Two hatches are provided on the roof of the wheelhouse as an emergency exit for the occupants.

Equipment carried on Project ?1650 multi-purpose boat

A radar arch is fitted at the aft of the vessel to accommodate a Furuno radar antenna, navigation lights and communications devices. The boat is also equipped with a loudspeaker and searchlights.

Propulsion

The Project ?1650 patrol boat is powered by two four-stroke, six-cylinder inline Iveco Cursor 500 C13 ENT M50 diesel engines at the aft section. Each engine generates a maximum power of 368kW at a speed of 2,000rpm. The boat is also equipped with two fixed pitch propellers.

"The Project ?1650 can reach a maximum speed of 19kt and cruise at a speed of 17kt when sailing in calm deep waters, up to sea state two."

Performance of the multi-purpose patrol boat

The Project ?1650 can reach a maximum speed of 19kt and cruise at a speed of 17kt when sailing in calm deep waters, up to sea state two. It has a cruising range of 220mi at maximum speed and a range of approximately 500mi at a speed of 10kt.

The boat itself can endure for up to 15 days with two crew members, and for roughly five days when carrying 12 personnel. The hull structure delivers safe navigation in inland waterways, shallow waters, melkobitom ice, port areas and coastal seas. The boat is capable of operating up to a range of 50mi from the place of refuge.