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Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard Lays Keel Of 8th Alexandrit-Class MCM Vessel For Russian Navy

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    Keel laying ceremony of the MCM Vessel "Lev Chernavin" of project 12700 for the Russian Navy at Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard JSC in St. Petersburg, 07.24.2020 (c) United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard laid the keel of the "Lev Chernavin" on 24 July. It is the 8th Alexandrite-class mine counter measure (MCM) vessel of project 12700 for the Russian navy, the enterprise said.

    By TASS Russian news agency


    “Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief for armaments Igor Mukhametshin, chief adviser to USC CEO Viktor Chirkov and Chief Designer of project 12700 minesweepers Alexander Kalinin attended the ceremony,”

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard

    Minesweepers of project 12700 have the biggest fiberglass hull in the world. It is more durable compared to steel hulls and ensures better survivability. The service life of monolith fiberglass hull is longer than that of low-magnetic steel and the weight of the hull is considerably lower. The displacement is close to 900 tons, the length is over 60 meters and the width is 10 meters. The speed is 16.5 knots. The crew comprises 44 men. The ship can operate various flails and remotely guided and unmanned underwater craft.

    https://www.navalnews.com/naval-new...8aiuabkBwvsczEMHOR2LC-T9TCtFBAp6EO5mbAIVwgDFw