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Marine minesweeper "Valentin Pikul" as part of the rotation began to carry out tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

Head of the Information Support Service of the Black Sea fleet RF Vyacheslav Trukhachev said that the Mediterranean minesweeper Valentin Pikul, which became part of the Mediterranean group of ships of the Russian Navy, is starting work in the Mediterranean Sea. Press office The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation cites Vyacheslav Trukhachev’s statement:
The naval minesweeper "Valentin Pikul" of the Black Sea Fleet, which came out of Novorossiysk a few days ago, arrived to perform tasks as part of the permanent grouping of the Navy in the Mediterranean. This is the first exit of the ship in the distant sea zone, which is carried out in accordance with the plan of rotation of forces.

Marine minesweeper "Valentin Pikul" as part of the rotation began to carry out tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

The naval minesweeper "Valentin Pikul" replaced another similar ship in the Mediterranean - the Kovrovets, which had been carrying out the tasks assigned since February 2016.

Today in the Mediterranean are 15 Russian warships, boats and auxiliary vessels of all fleets of the Russian Federation.

For reference: the marine minesweeper "Valentin Pikul" was built on the project 266МЭ. Launching took place in May 2000. In the fleet with 2001 year.
Characteristics: total displacement - 804 t, length - 61 m, width - 10,2 m, draft - 2,3 m. Full speed - 16 knots, cruising range on 12 knots. about 3 thousand nautical miles, crew - 69 people, including 5 officers.

It is in service 20х1 PU ZRK 9K310 "Needle-1",
2х2 30 mm AK-230М - 2000 shots - SU MP-104 "Lynx",
2х2 25 mm 2М-3М - 2000 shots,
2х5 RBU-1200М "Hurricane" (68 RGB-12),
8 min UDE
Deepwater contact trawl GKT, electromagnetic trawl TEM-3, acoustic trawl AT-2.
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  1. propolsky
    propolsky 17 May 2016 12: 46
    A worthy writer is an example for a worthy ministry of a ship with a good name.
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 17 May 2016 12: 50
      And worthy iron the Mediterranean Sea.
    2. Tiger4
      Tiger4 17 May 2016 14: 04
      I remember the "article" of this "worthy" writer about rock music in the 80s ((((he was the same custom!
      1. Victorio
        Victorio 17 May 2016 15: 20
        Quote: Tiger4
        I remember the "article" of this "worthy" writer about rock music in the 80s ((((he was the same custom!

        he was a patriot, hard-working writer and war veteran. did you not like his "ordered" article, or all of his work, or is he, as a "ordered" person on the basis of a "ordered" article?
        1. Tiger4
          Tiger4 18 May 2016 08: 58
          I am not belittling his military merits, so be a writer, not a propagandist! in the 80s we got to fight the "west" both at school and in the palace of pioneers
      2. The Little Humpbacked Horse
        The Little Humpbacked Horse 17 May 2016 19: 41
        Quote: Tiger4
        I remember the "article" of this "worthy" writer about rock music in the 80s ((((he was the same custom!

        Well, time has put everything in its place, remember the lyrics of the song Alisa

        Conversations in sleepy kitchens,
        Dancing on the drunken tables
        Where muses have chosen toilets,
        And the gods live in the mirrors

        Where everyone is in the soul of Sid Visios,
        But in fact, Joseph Kobzon,
        Where the motto is so persistent:
        Who will be in time before, you or him?

        All this is Rock-n-Roll.

        And so, years later, Joseph Kobzon goes to the Donbass with concerts to support the population, and the so-called rebel Kinchev refused, like he might be forbidden to perform in Ukraine. Our former rock idols turned out to be rotten.
        1. Tiger4
          Tiger4 18 May 2016 08: 55
          what does Kinchev have to do with it? found a rock idol .....
  2. Humpty
    Humpty 17 May 2016 12: 55
    Nothing else comes to mind. Worthy! I have the honor.
  3. Sergey-72
    Sergey-72 17 May 2016 12: 56
    Janissaries gritting their teeth pass through the straits.
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 17 May 2016 13: 01
    Pikul's "Requiem for the PQ-17 caravan" cannot be read without pain!
    Sea minesweeper "Valentin Pikul"
    -In his honor, you can call a cruiser!
    1. Yak-3P
      Yak-3P 17 May 2016 13: 16
      on the cap at the "Requiem" a paragraph from "Cruiser" Ullis "by Alistair McLean read it I advise it is very mesmerizing
  5. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov 17 May 2016 13: 03
    It is not very clear what for is he there? Just "so bulo"?
    If suddenly there appear "no one knows by whom" the mines-Geyropeans will devour the Turks with shit ... m, because then oil will jump for 200 toad skins!
    If only finding minesweepers is studying in real combat operations.
    1. Yak-3P
      Yak-3P 17 May 2016 13: 12
      we have minesweepers at the moment less than those of the Balts .. and they can throw a mine from the cessna and will be enough for the "Peter" il Kuzi .. trawls are needed very much .. stupidly the exit of any fleet needs a trawl and not 1 but we have 3 for all
  6. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 17 May 2016 13: 04
    I would say the best propagandist of ours !!! a veteran .. and there are very few writers .. here are some books for the film that you need to shoot .. well yes they shot a little - well and it turned out to be rubbish
    1. Tiger4
      Tiger4 18 May 2016 09: 01
      the series about the PQ-17 caravan was especially "cool"!
  7. Romin
    Romin 17 May 2016 13: 22
    It seems that we have at least a frigate called a "minesweeper", PPC news ..
    From the category of all the armored forces of Estonia rolled out to the range in the amount of one t-55
    Interestingly, if you add up the entire earned bonus fund for the year in state-owned companies, how many frigates can you build?
  8. flyer
    flyer 17 May 2016 13: 38
    Well done. They demonstrate the flag, fulfill the transition tasks, and master new tasks. And our sailors will warm up. I would like to wish only good luck and seven feet under the keel!
  9. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery 17 May 2016 13: 51
    It is armed with 20x1 PU SAM 9K310 "Igla-1",
    2х2 30 mm AK-230М - 2000 shots - SU MP-104 "Lynx",
    2х2 25 mm 2М-3М - 2000 shots,
    2х5 RBU-1200М "Hurricane" (68 RGB-12),
    8 min UDE
    Deepwater contact trawl GKT, electromagnetic trawl TEM-3, acoustic trawl AT-2.

    And can I correct the authors a little.
    Visually, pr.266ME and 266M are distinguished by the absence of the MR-104 "Lynx" control radar, slightly different cranes at the stern and the absence of a slip there (although I'm not sure about Pikul). Specifically at Pikul, instead of 2 AK-230 and 2 2M3M - 2 - AK-306.
    The Valentin Pikul sea minesweeper (serial number 878) was laid down in 1990 at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant, Leningrad, according to Project 266ME as a numbered minesweeper for the Indian Navy, but it was not completed for the Indian fleet, because for a number of reasons the Indian side refused the order, and construction was stopped when the ship was about 70% ready.
    The completion of the minesweeper was initiated by the public - the All-Russian Fleet Support Movement, the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet Foundation, the St. Petersburg Club of Submariners Sailors and a number of other organizations that were able to collect about 500 thousand rubles. Then federal funding was resumed.
    The ship was launched on May 30, 2000 for the Russian fleet. The ship was named in honor of the famous writer Valentin Savich Pikul (known from the books "Cruisers", "Feather and Sword", "Favorite", "Bayazet", "I Have Honor", "Requiem for the PQ-17 Caravan", "Out of the Dead End" ... ).
    The solemn raising of the Russian naval flag at the Valentin Pikul MTSH took place on January 20, 2002, in the city of Lomonosov, Leningrad Region.
    In June-July 2002, the ship made the transition from the Baltic Fleet to the Black Sea Fleet.

    But if we compare it with its colleague in the connection in Novorossiysk "V-a Zakharyin", then the latter is a completely different ship, completed according to project 02668:
    The sea minesweeper pr.02668 was created according to the design of the Almaz design bureau and is a prototype on which the latest technologies are being tested - a logical continuation of the series of minesweepers pr.266ME. The minesweeper is equipped with the most modern mine protection equipment. In the 02668 project, for the first time on mine-sweeping ships, an integrated navigation bridge and a main command post, as well as an automated mine action control system (ACS PMD) "Diez-E"
    The sea minesweeper "Vice-Admiral Zakharyin" was laid down at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in the village of Pontonny near St. Petersburg in 1994.
    Initially it was built according to the project 266ME (serial number 879) for the Vietnamese Navy, and in 2000, the ship was converted to a new project 02668. The sea minesweeper was launched on May 26.05.2006, 2008. In the summer of XNUMX, the Maori minesweeper "Vice-Admiral Zakharyin" made an inland waterway crossing from the village of Pontonny, Leningradskaya VMB, to Novorossiysk.
    The ceremony of raising the St. Andrew's flag on the ship took place on January 17.01.2009, XNUMX, the ship was accepted into the Black Sea Fleet.
    Currently, the ship is part of the 184 brigade of ships guarding the water area of ​​the Novorossiysk Naval Base based on Novorossiysk.

    But actually these ships - workhorses and OVR and oceans for more than 40 years and, unfortunately, there is no replacement for them yet. May God grant them long years of life and thousands of miles behind the stern, seven feet under the keel, and their crews success in their difficult service and good luck!
  10. Tiger4
    Tiger4 17 May 2016 14: 10
    I am for the ship as part of the Navy, but about the writer and his dignity in the literature do not need to speak on Military Review!
  11. Bayonet
    Bayonet 17 May 2016 14: 53
    Since the topic is marine, I want to add. Four days ago, an event occurred that for some reason was not reflected on the pages of VO. The yacht "Elfin", detained by the DPRK on May 13, arrived in Vladivostok this morning. A vessel with five crew members returning from the annual international regatta. stopped in international waters about 90 miles from the port of Koson. According to the crew, the actions of the North Koreans were aggressive and even dangerous for the lives of our sailors. “They caught up with us. They shouted: "Russian, stop!" Stones, fragments of stools, bottles fell on our heads from the boat. They began to board our yacht: they crushed the rail, racks, bulwarks. They beat me on the body specifically, ”said Sergei Domovidov, senior officer. - The ship is 35-40 meters, rusty, old, embittered people on it. It came to a scuffle, when one of the attackers grabbed the yacht's captain. The hijacked vessel was towed to the port of Kimchak. On May 15, at the request of the Russian side, the yacht was released by the North Korean authorities. No apologies followed.
    A note was sent to the Korean side demanding an explanation of the reason for the detention. The Elfina's crew regarded the detention as a pirate attack. In the future, the team plans to reconsider the itinerary when they have to return from South Korea again.
    The concern of the world community about the availability of nuclear weapons in a country that allows such tricks is understandable. How will fans of Kim Jong-un's regime comment on this incident?
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 17 May 2016 16: 18
      Quote: Bayonet
      How will fans of Kim Jong-un's regime comment on this incident?

      Judging by your minus and lack of comment, nothing. smile
      1. Bayonet
        Bayonet 17 May 2016 16: 45
        Quote: Vladimirets
        Judging by your minus and lack of comment, nothing.

        Well, why not, the minus signifies that they approve of the actions of the North Koreans. Although what normal Russian would approve of this? request
  12. Kotost
    Kotost 17 May 2016 16: 20
    69 people not much for a minesweeper? where are they placed there?