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Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Navy announced the timing of the decommissioned British minesweepers Sandown

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The Ukrainian Navy plans to receive in 2022 only one minesweeper out of two planned for purchase from the UK. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Alexei Neizhpapa.


Kiev does not yet know the timing of the arrival of the promised Sandown minesweepers in Ukraine, but they hope that the first of them will enter service with the Ukrainian Navy during 2022. The fact that the Ukrainian Navy intends to acquire two anti-mine ships from the presence of the Royal fleet Great Britain, it was reported last spring. The ships will be purchased, not donated, and Kiev does not have the funds to buy them, so London will provide a loan. The cost of minesweepers is not disclosed. The agreement on the transfer of minesweepers was reflected in a special memorandum signed by London and Kiev.

In other words, Ukraine will not see real money, but will receive decommissioned ships and owe them a certain amount. Here are the terms of this loan, as well as the timing of the delivery of the ships, and Kiev is negotiating with London. Apparently no agreement has yet been reached.

Earlier, the Royal Navy of Great Britain announced plans to transfer the minesweepers HMS Ramsy and HMS Blyth to the Ukrainian fleet, which have already left the British fleet. It is worth noting that the British intend to decommission all the minesweepers of the Sandown project and get rid of them, replacing them with more modern ships.

Performance characteristics of Sandown-class anti-mine ships: full displacement - 484 tons, length - 52,6 meters, width - 10,5 meters, draft - 2,4 meters. Installed 2 diesels Paxman Valenta 6RP200E with electric drive, diesel speed - up to 13 knots, on electric traction - 6,5 knots.

Armament - anti-aircraft machine gun of 30 mm caliber, 7,62 mm machine guns. Special equipment for finding mines, including a towed GAS. The peculiarity of these ships is the absence of the ability to sweep mines.

Meanwhile, in November last year, the Ukrainian Navy announced the recruitment of crews for two new minesweepers. It was planned that the sailors who signed the contract would go to English courses, and then go to the UK for training.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 18 January 2022 14: 32
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    Kiev has no funds to buy them, so London will provide a loan
    Ukraine will not see real money, but will receive decommissioned ships
    It all comes down to money.... winked
    1. carpenter
      carpenter 18 January 2022 17: 07
      +3
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Everything comes down to money..

      What kind of money, if they are already going to steal transit gas to everyone.
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 19 January 2022 21: 43
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        Quote: carpenter
        What kind of money, if they are already going to steal transit gas to everyone.

        And in general, they may simply not be in time! smile
    2. Sharky
      Sharky 18 January 2022 19: 20
      +2
      And most likely, no spare parts and accessories are allowed for decommissioned ships. All repairs during the operation of foreign units are again on credit with other people's spare parts ... and if you also order British repairmen, there will generally be a crazy price tag.
    3. Barberry25
      Barberry25 18 January 2022 20: 43
      -2
      50 million bucks a piece
    4. expert
      expert 19 January 2022 00: 21
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      I am absolutely sure that the British do not expect the return of the "loan". I think this is a hidden form of bypassing budget items and (or) legislative acts relating to the supply of weapons to other countries. Naturally, in the sense of pumping Ukraine against Russia.
  2. Xlor
    Xlor 18 January 2022 14: 44
    +6
    What are they going to trawl there? Romanian faeces or what?
  3. Borisych
    Borisych 18 January 2022 14: 56
    +3
    They won't be able to buy. From the point of view of the trophy team, they can be useful for something. Catch cod, smelt too. But no, they won't. Ukraine is closed. What will happen - we'll see.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 18 January 2022 15: 51
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      Of course, I’m not a sailor, but I assume that such vessels will only scare away all the fish ...
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 18 January 2022 15: 08
    +1
    Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Navy announced the timing of the decommissioned British minesweepers Sandown
    . It may not be as y y y like Saikhon, but it’s old, specialized, and it’s not easy to maintain such a thing ....
    At the expense of the balance of power in the Black Sea .... it is changing, the Russian fleet will become stronger, more modern, etc.
  5. Egoza
    Egoza 18 January 2022 15: 44
    -1
    Last November, the Ukrainian Navy announced the recruitment of crews for two new minesweepers. It was planned that the sailors who signed the contract would go to English courses, and then go to the UK for training.

    Well done! Collect with a margin. And then suddenly the returnees and one crew will not be assembled. Unless, of course, the returnees will
  6. vl903
    vl903 18 January 2022 15: 45
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    the boats themselves are garbage. but the filling for trophies will be interesting
  7. Normann
    Normann 18 January 2022 15: 49
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    anti-aircraft gun caliber 30 mm, machine guns 7,62 mm.

    The peculiarity of these ships is the absence of the ability to sweep mines.

    This is an extremely serious technique, considering that it has already been decommissioned ...
    Question - why? What goals will be set and what tasks will he be able to complete at the moment.
    Repair - how?)
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 18 January 2022 15: 54
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      Svidomo took a loan from the Britos for vessels, and they will take another loan from them for repairs.
      The Anglo-Saxons are virtuosos in selling decommissioned equipment, loans for the purchase of which they themselves issue. Genius move!

      Threat and Svidomo also warm their hands on these repairs. Victory all around!
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 18 January 2022 16: 27
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        Quote: Nexcom
        Anglo-Saxons - virtuosos in steaming decommissioned equipment,

        Yes, yes!
        The UK decided to supply Ukraine not with modern anti-tank systems, but with decommissioned weapons. This was stated by colonel of the reserve of internal troops, member of the Coordinating Council of the Russian Guard Roman Nasonov. According to Nasonov, even if British weapons are delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine today, it will take about three months for Ukrainian soldiers to learn how to use them.
    2. Avior
      Avior 18 January 2022 17: 31
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      This is a very serious technique.

      quite serious. These are analogues of the latest Russian minesweepers pr 12700 Aleksandrit, ships of the minehunter class - mine hunters.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandown-class_minehunter
      Fiberglass reinforced hull, mine detection sonar and underwater vehicles for searching and destroying mines.
      lack of minesweeping ability

      It seems that they wrote on VO that they do not pull an outdated cable trawl, if this phrase confused you.
      hi
    3. vl903
      vl903 18 January 2022 21: 24
      +4
      in our time, minesweeping is the same as counting on the accounts, when laptops and tablets are everywhere.
      modern mines require high-end sonar and guided underwater vehicles. all this is at the level of the English. ours will be very happy with such a trophy
      moreover, it can not only neutralize modern mines but also carry out underwater sabotage. A very dangerous technique if used correctly.
      and the fact that the hull after repair is enough for the Black Sea for a long time, this is not an ocean
  8. wow
    wow 18 January 2022 16: 18
    +1
    Well, sir, and admirals have already been assigned ten pieces for this scrap metal ....
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 18 January 2022 19: 44
      +1
      and lifeboats on these vessels? this is such a scope for appointments to positions .... lol
  9. Baldoha
    Baldoha 18 January 2022 18: 00
    +3
    "Earlier, the Royal Navy of Great Britain announced plans to transfer the minesweepers HMS Ramsy and HMS Blyth to the Ukrainian fleet, which have already been taken out of the British fleet. The peculiarity of these ships is the lack of minesweeping capability." We are waiting for mortars with a lack of the ability to throw mines, armored personnel carriers with a lack of transport abilities seem to have received.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 18 January 2022 19: 34
      +1
      Yes. The Balts have already given them a plane that does not fly.

      PS in general, such "deliveries of equipment" look like mockery "God forbid that we are worthless." but the Euro-Sumerians perceive this as a victory. it remains to supply to / on sets of uniforms that cannot be worn and army food that cannot be eaten.

      PS mortars that do not shoot (explode) Svidomo have successfully developed and produce themselves. so it's not necessary.
    2. vl903
      vl903 18 January 2022 21: 19
      +1
      in our time, minesweeping is the same as counting on the accounts, when laptops and tablets are everywhere.
      modern mines require high-end sonar and guided underwater vehicles. all this is at the level of the English. ours will be very happy with such a trophy
  10. RoTTor
    RoTTor 18 January 2022 22: 55
    +3
    The country, which received from the Republic of Ingushetia and the USSR the most powerful shipbuilding in Europe, capable of doing EVERYTHING - from skiffs to any ships and vessels of all types and classes, has sunk to such a decline and shame in just 30 years, becoming a dumping ground for Western junk and obscenity, which is by no means give free of charge, i.e. for nothing...
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 19 January 2022 02: 01
      +1

      RoTTor
      Yesterday, 22: 55
      NEW
      +1
      The country, which received from the Republic of Ingushetia and the USSR the most powerful shipbuilding in Europe, capable of doing EVERYTHING - from skiffs to any ships and vessels of all types and classes, has sunk to such a decline and shame in just 30 years, becoming a dumping ground for Western junk and obscenity, which is by no means give free of charge, i.e. for nothing...
      EVERYTHING dried up in unnecessary. Theft is outrageous, on a cosmic scale. Now they are kicked by all and sundry, and all rubbish is shoved. Serve Ohm.
  11. Prisoner
    Prisoner 20 January 2022 09: 36
    +1
    "In Kiev, they do not yet know the timing of the arrival of the promised Sandown minesweepers in Ukraine ..." (c) Has the garbage truck broken down?