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Sea trials of the minesweeper “Alexander Obukhov” began

On December 2, from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt for carrying out factory running tests, the new base minesweeper “Alexander Obukhov” was transferred in tow, the blog reports bmpd.

The head base minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" of the 12700 project is transferred from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt to undergo factory road trials

The Alexander Obukhov was built at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (St. Petersburg) and is the lead ship of the 12700 project.

The project was developed at the Almaz Central Metallurgical Bureau. The official ship laying (building number 521) took place in September 2011.

“The minesweeper (the total displacement of about 800 tons) has the world's largest ship hull made of monolithic fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The hull formation in the matrix was completed in December 2012 of the year, the hull was removed from the extension to the open site on 26 in March on 2014, and launched on 27 in June on 2014. The mooring trials of the ship were launched on February 1 of the year 2015, ”the blogger reports.

The contract for its construction was signed in 2007 and renegotiated in 2014. In total, the enterprise must build 4 such ships (three of them are serial with construction No. 522-524). Planned dates for the transfer of minesweepers the fleet - from 2016 to 2018
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 8 December 2015 13: 39
    Which fleets will the minesweepers pass? First of all, the Black Sea Fleet.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 8 December 2015 13: 48
      Quote: Teberii
      Which fleets will the minesweepers pass? First of all, the Black Sea Fleet.

      Well, yes, he is needed there. It will be a trawl to drive Ganapolsky with a hacksaw, from the cable. laughing
    2. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 8 December 2015 13: 52
      Quote: Teberii
      Which fleets will the minesweepers pass?

      - Miners are needed everywhere. Here is just something with a name ... I mean that at the beginning of May 1982 in the Zolotoy Rog Bay of Vladivostok, right at the pier, the Alexander Obukhov floating shipyard sank. You can type in a search engine. Obukhov Alexander Grigorievich himself is a sapper hero, there are no words, but it is not in the tradition of the sea to give the names of the sunken ships by the DUI to new ones, including military ones. I was an eyewitness to this event, like many Vladivostok residents.
    3. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 8 December 2015 14: 33
      The ship is new, but already dirty the wall somewhere ..
      A series of 3 ships ... sorry
      1. Temples
        Temples 8 December 2015 16: 21
        So it is smeared with champagne.
    4. Tor5
      Tor5 8 December 2015 15: 00
      Good is business! ... That's right: four minesweepers - four fleets!
  2. Signal
    Signal 8 December 2015 13: 46
    Not Zumwalt, of course laughing But thanks for that!
  3. Kibl
    Kibl 8 December 2015 13: 47
    The Black Sea Fleet, of course, needs minesweepers, but how many explosive shit has remained since the times of World War I and the Great Patriotic War in the Baltic! Moreover, not only simple but also chemical weapons, so there is plenty of work !!!
  4. Raptor_RB
    Raptor_RB 8 December 2015 13: 49
    Seven feet under the keel! Still, a new technology for building the hull. I hope the operation will be hassle-free.
  5. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 8 December 2015 13: 50
    It is very gratifying that Russia has become a great naval power, as it always has been!
    1. Forest
      Forest 8 December 2015 13: 55
      There is still no end to work. If the submarine fleet is strong, but the surface fleet is strong only in the Caspian Sea. We need cruisers, destroyers, frigates, UDC, an aircraft carrier not bad for the Northern and Pacific fleets.
      1. Petrov
        Petrov 8 December 2015 18: 29
        Guys! Reread (or just read) Gorshkov's book "The Sea Power of the State". under him, the USSR became a "great naval power".
        One of his "railways" was worth what. But not mature enough. And so - Chesma, Navarin, Sinop.
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 8 December 2015 17: 46
      Quote: dchegrinec
      It is very gratifying that Russia has become a great naval power, as it always has been!

      Dear, what are you talking about? Until the GREAT SEA POWER, we "plow and plow." Most of our fleets are the legacy of the USSR. And these ships are aging. We have not been building cruisers, destroyers or aircraft carriers for a long time (I will not say anything about aircraft carriers at all What greatness are you talking about here? We have a single copy of the Yasen MPSS in stock, and it is not yet clear when Kazan will be launched. We cannot create the Leader in hardware yet (although we need new destroyers the day before yesterday). We are a submarine project. Lada (with anaerobic power plant) procrastinate what year?
      Hurry. You, dear, hurry. hi
  6. Wiruz
    Wiruz 8 December 2015 13: 51
    Yeah But ships of this class should be built in packs, without any ceremonies there on the occasion of laying / launching request
  7. captri
    captri 8 December 2015 14: 30
    Minesweeper is a plowman of the sea, in addition to trawling, he performs many other tasks. so the fleet has a great need for such ships.
  8. kostya-petrov
    kostya-petrov 8 December 2015 14: 30
    how many such minesweepers are needed to trawl approaches to naval bases?
    Moreover, we have a lot of naval base and points of basing ships and submarines.
    1. Evgeny RS
      Evgeny RS 8 December 2015 14: 47
      How? Him that dragged from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad before the choo test?
  9. spravochnik
    spravochnik 8 December 2015 14: 35
    It is strange why in tow and for testing only now. I saw him on the day of the Navy (in July) in Baltiysk.
  10. Evgeny RS
    Evgeny RS 8 December 2015 14: 45
    By the method of vacuum infusion - this is not Khuhra-Mukhra))
  11. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 8 December 2015 18: 34
    Not Zumvolt of course, but better than nothing