Mine Defense Ship Pyotr Ilyichev on Sea Trials

Project 12700 Petr Ilyichev, a mine defense ship (PMO), built by the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), is carrying out a program of factory sea trials (ZHI) in the water area of ​​the Gulf of Finland.

The test program is designed for a month and a half. During this period, the shipbuilders of the SNSZ and the crew of the newest minesweeper must check the operation of the main systems and mechanisms of the ship in real conditions of sea passage. After completing the ZHI program, the commissioning team and the minesweeper’s crew will begin state tests.

“Pyotr Ilyichev” is to become the sixth ship of Project 12700, which the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will transfer to the Russian Navy. Now at the shipyard there are three ships of the project in varying degrees of readiness.

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, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The mass of such a case is significantly lower than that of a metal one, while its strength is significantly increased. The body is not afraid of corrosion, and the service life, subject to operating standards, is unlimited.

Mine defense ships of 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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