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Vyshhorod (P179/U179)


Ukraine | 2018

"Vyshhorod fell to Russian invaders for its part in the Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022."

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Vyshhorod BK-06 (P179/U179) was a Gyurza M-class (Project 58155) gunboat operated by the modern Ukrainian Navy. Laid down on April 7th, 2016 and launched for trials on June 24th, 2017, she entered formal commissioned service on July 1st, 2018 and was assigned to the Western Naval Base. She was eventually captured by Russian forces. Just three or four of the class of eight remain in active service with the Ukrainian Navy today (2023), units having been either destroyed or claimed by the enemy.

Vyshhorod was built by Kuznia na Rybalskomu and is known to have been captured by Russian forces following the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine (after the fall of Berdyansk).

The class was originally envisioned as nine total hulls and the first underwent construction in October of 2012. However, this contract was cancelled before the end of 2013 and revisited the following year, resulting in the first two hulls being completed for 2016. A total of twenty hulls were then sought through this has not been fulfilled as of 2023 - no doubt derailed by the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At their core, the boats are sleek and modern offerings designed to operate in close-to-shore environments. The hulls are stealthy by nature with limited protrusions, angled panels, and an unbroken hull line running from bow to stern. Over the forecastle is a powered turret holding large-caliber armament. The wheelhouse is contained in an armored, bunker-like structure at midships with the rear cut-down to open to the stern where another turret is seated. The wheelhouse is dotted with rectangular vision ports and capped by the main mast seating critical sensors, communications, and processing systems.

Displacement is 54 tons with an overall length of 75.5 feet, a beam of 15.8 feet, and a draught of 3.2 feet. Maximum speed in open water (assuming ideal conditions) is 25 knots allowing for quick reactions in changing situations. Range is out to 900 miles.

The crew complement numbers at least five personnel.

Armament is relatively modest for a patrol vessel, consisting of 2 x BM-5M.01 Katran-M gun emplacements (one fore, the other aft) Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs) as well as any personal weapons carried by the crew.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for Vyshhorod (P179/U179).
2 x Engines driving 2 x Shafts astern.
25.0 kts
28.8 mph
Surface Speed
782 nm
900 miles | 1,448 km
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of Vyshhorod (P179/U179).
75.5 ft
23.01 meters
O/A Length
15.8 ft
4.82 meters
3.2 ft
0.00 meters
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of Vyshhorod (P179/U179).
1 x BM-5M.01 "Katran-M" Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) over forecastle.
1 x BM-5M.01 "Katran-M" CIWS over stern.
Ships-in-Class (8)
Notable series variants as part of the Vyshhorod (P179/U179) family line as relating to the Gyurza-M (Project 58155) group.
Akkerman (P174/U174); Berdiansk (P175/U175); Nikopol (P176/U176); Kremenchuk (P/177U177); Lubny (P178/U178); Vyshhorod (P179/U179); Kostopil (P180); Unnamed (P181)
Global operator(s) of the Vyshhorod (P179/U179). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.

Shipbuilder(s): Kuznia na Rybalskomu - Ukraine
National flag of Ukraine

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Image of the Vyshhorod (P179/U179)
Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.

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