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Today in St. Petersburg at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the ceremony of laying the groundwork for the newest mine defense ship Afanasy Ivannikov, Project 12700 Alexandrite, for the Navy took place.
The ceremony was held under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. The event was also attended by General Director of the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant Vladimir Seredokho, First Deputy General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Andrey Buzinov, Chief Advisor to the General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Viktor Chirkov, Chairman of the Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Trade of St. Petersburg Kirill Soloveichik, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Mikhail Romanov, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Elena Kiseleva, Head of Administration of the Kolpinsky District of St. Petersburg Anatoly Poveliy, Chief Engineer of the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz” Konstantin Golubev, as well as employees and veterans of the enterprise.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the ship was given the current name “Afanasy Ivannikov” in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union, who commanded the T-115 minesweeper of the 6th minesweeper division of the minesweeper division of the minesweeper brigade for the protection of the water area of the Pechenga naval base of the Northern Fleet during the Great Patriotic War, Lieutenant-Commander Afanasy Ivanovich Ivannikov. The PMO Afanasy Ivannikov ship will become the ninth in the line of Project 12700, laid down at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard.
Project 12700 was developed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) for the Russian Navy. These ships belong to a new generation of mine-sweeping forces and are designed to combat sea mines, which the new PMO ships can detect both in the water of sea areas and in sea soil, without entering the danger zone. To combat mines, ships can use various types of trawls, as well as remote-controlled and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.
When building such ships at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, the latest Russian technologies are used, which have no analogues in the world shipbuilding. The ships of this project have a unique, largest in the world hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The mass of such a case is much lower than that of a metal one. At the same time, its strength increases significantly. Such a case is not afraid of corrosion, and the service life, subject to operating standards, is unlimited.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, noted that the ships of this project showed themselves very well both in tests and in practice at sea in solving assigned tasks.
“We have looked and analyzed how this minesweeper behaves both in the Baltic Sea and in the North. This is a comfortable and reliable ship both for the crew and for performing combat missions. The Navy certainly needs such ships. The Project 12700 mine defense ship is universal and has a large modernization reserve, ”said Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
Ships PMO project 12700:
– displacement – about 890 tons;
– length – about 62 m;
– width – about 10 m;
– full speed – about 16 knots;
– crew – 44 people.
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