The Ministry of Defense has decided on the date of acceptance into the Navy of a new minesweeper and a logistics support vessel
Two ships at once will become part of the Naval fleet Russia in the near future. The Ministry of Defense has decided on the date of raising the Andreevsky flag on the mine defense ship and the logistic support ship.
On August 20 of this year, the Severnaya Verf shipyard will host the solemn ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag on the project 12700 Georgy Kurbatov mine defense ship and the Vsevolod Bobrov logistic support ship.
According to preliminary information, both ships will go to serve in the Black Sea Fleet. "Georgy Kurbatov" will join the 68th brigade of ships to guard the water area of the Black Sea Fleet, and "Vsevolod Bobrov" will go to the home port of Sevastopol.
"Georgy Kurbatov" is the first serial minesweeper of Project 12700 "Alexandrite", laid down after the lead ship of the "Alexander Obukhov" series. The casting of the hull took place on February 26, 2015, and the official bookmark took place on April 24, 2015. The launch was scheduled for September 2017, but on June 7, 2016, a fire broke out on the ship, affecting about 600 sq. meters.
Vsevolod Bobrov is the second ice-class logistics support vessel. Laid down in 2013 and launched in 2016. There are some changes in the design, made according to the operating experience of the lead Elbrus. Length - 95 m, width - 22 m, draft - 9 m, speed - 18 knots, displacement - 9 tons, cruising range - 500 nautical miles, autonomy - about 5 days.
The vessel is multifunctional, designed for the carriage of goods, towing, carrying out hydrographic research, providing assistance to ships in distress. The ship's hull with ice class ARC4 allows breaking ice up to 0,6 m thick.
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