Lastivka (Ukrainian: Ластівка, Swallow) or Lastochka (Russian: Ласточка) was the only pleasure motor ship in Kharkiv, Ukraine during its contemporary history. From 1996 till 2005 it carried passengers on the rivers of Lopan and Kharkiv. On 1 April 2005 in daytime the motorship burned out in unclear circumstances.[1]

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MS Lastivka at the wharf by Proletarska square, Kharkiv
Flag of UkraineUkraine
NameMS Lastivka (English: Swallow)
NamesakeSwallow Bird (from Russian: Ласточка)
RouteRivers of Lopan and Kharkiv
BuilderMoscow Shipyard, USSR
In service1975-2005, in Kharkiv - since 1996
Out of service2005
Renamed1996, former name - Pavlik Morozov
HomeportKharkiv, Ukraine (heretofore - Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
FateBurned out
General characteristics
Displacement30 tons
Length22.4 m (73 ft)
Beam4.06 m (13.3 ft)
Height3 metres
Draught<40 centimetres
Installed power60 horsepower
CapacityAbout 66 passengers


MS Lastivka was built in 1975 at Moscow Shipyard, USSR. Former name of the ship — Pavlik Morozov (homeport Dnipropetrovsk). Until its move to Kharkiv the ship ploughed waters of the Dnieper.

In 1995 by efforts of O. Sazonov MS Pavlik Morozov that had been in a sad state was moved from Dnipropetrovsk to Kharkiv using special 30-meters carriage. Restoration and reconstruction works were conducted on the river of Kharkiv in the other side of Chyhyryn bridge.


  1. ^ "Допа считает, что не худо бы углубить харьковские речки и пустить туда трамвайчик". Полемика/Polemika. December 10, 2008. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2009.