On November 26, at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the launching ceremony of the seventh mine defense ship (PMO) of project 12700 Anatoly Shlemov took place.
The event was attended by: Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Poveliy, General Director of JSC SNSZ Vladimir Seredokho, Director of the Department of State Defense Order of JSC USC Vyacheslav Gospodinov, Head of the Shipbuilding Department of the Main Command of the Navy, Captain 1st Rank Ilyas Shigapov, General Director of Central Almaz Marine Design Bureau Alexander Shlyakhtenko, as well as employees and veterans of SNSZ JSC.
The right to break a bottle of champagne on the side of the minesweeper was given to Anastasia Tatulova, the daughter of the honored shipbuilder, Vice Admiral Anatoly Fedorovich Shlemov, whose name the new ship bears.
Anatoly Shlemov devoted his life to the development of the Russian Navy and its equipping with modern warships and submarines, worked in various positions in the Main Directorate of Naval Shipbuilding, as well as director of the Department of State Defense Order of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
The ship was laid down in July 2019. After launching, Anatoly Shlemov moored at the pier of the plant, where work on its completion will continue. In the near future, the factory acceptance team will begin preparations for the first stage of the mooring tests.
Currently, at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard, there are two more ships of Project 12700 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 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.
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.