Sailing training ship Le Quy Don arrived in Vietnam

On January 27, 2016, the sailing-motor training ship Le Quy Don, built for the Navy of Vietnam by the Polish Private Shipyard Marine Projects Ltd in Gdansk, arrived from Poland to Vietnam to its home base in Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province), where the Naval Academy of the Vietnamese People’s Army is located and the ship will be assigned.
Le Quy Don left Gdansk on September 26, 2015 and performed with a mixed Polish-Vietnamese crew (20 Poles and 40 Vietnamese) under the command of the Polish captain Peter Leschinsky and under the Polish flag a 125-day crossing over the Panama Canal. On the way, the ship twice hit the hurricane zones and four times - in calm low pressure zones. The official ceremony of handing over the ship of the Navy of Vietnam is expected in February 2016.
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Built for the Vietnam Navy sailing-motor training ship Le Quy Don after arriving in Vietnam. Nha Trang, 01/27/2016 (c) TAH LOC / phapluattp.vn
Our blog has already reported this ship.Recall that the contract for construction for the VNA Marine Academy of the sailing-motor training ship was concluded without publicity with the Polish military-industrial association Polski Holding Obronny in 2013. The ship project was developed by the Gdansk design and engineering bureau Choreń Design & Consulting under the guidance of the famous Polish designer of sailing ships Zigmund Khoren. The ship, named Le Quy Don in honor of the Vietnamese philosopher and writer of the XVIII century Le Quy Don, was laid at the shipyard Marine Projects Ltd on July 2, 2014 and launched on June 1, 2015.
Le Quy Don has a three-masted barge with a total sail area of ​​1,400 square meters. meters The displacement of the ship is 857 tons, the greatest length of the ship is 67 m, width 10 m, height of the masts - 40 m, depth - up to 5.75 m, draft - 3.6 m. The auxiliary diesel engine Caterpillar C32 with a capacity of 880 KW provides the speed up to 12 knots The permanent crew will be 30 people with the possibility of placing another 80 cadets. The ship is armed with four 12.7-mm machine guns WKM-Bm (Polish license analogue machine gun NSV chambered for NATO 12.7 x99 mm).
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Built for the Vietnam Navy sailing-motor training ship Le Quy Don after arriving in Vietnam. Nha Trang, 01/27/2016 (c) TAH LOC / phapluattp.vn
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Built for the Vietnam Navy sailing-motor training ship Le Quy Don during sea trials.

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