January 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – A solemn ritual of the first ascent of the Russian Navy flag on the newest 12700 anti-mine defense ship Ivan Antonov, built for the Navy at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, was held today in Baltiysk
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the command of the Baltic and Black Sea fleets, the shipbuilding enterprise, the military personnel of the Baltic naval base. To the sounds of the hymn of the Russian Federation, the St. Andrew’s flag was raised on a boat.
This event was preceded by the successful implementation of the program of factory running and state tests, during which all the systems and weapons of the ship were tested for their intended purpose. After that, the State Admissions Committee signed acts of acceptance of the ship from the manufacturer’s plant to the Russian Navy. By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, “Ivan Antonov” was included in the combat strength of the Black Sea Fleet.