As reported Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, on December 26, 2020, a ceremony was held in Vladivostok to introduce the base minesweeper Yakov Balyaev (factory number 525) of project 12700 (code "Alexandrite") into the Navy of the Russian Federation. After signing the act of acceptance of the ship from industry and the ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag, by order of the commander of the Russian Navy, the ship included in the combat strength of the Pacific fleet. The ceremony was attended by the commander of the Pacific fleet, Admiral Sergey Avakyants.
The ceremony of commissioning the Yakov Balyaev base minesweeper (serial number 525) of project 12700 into the Pacific fleet of the Russian Navy. Vladivostok, 26.12.2020 (C) JSC " United shipbuilding Corporation"
Yakov Balyaev became the fourth project 12700 minesweeper in the Russian Navy, and the first to join the Pacific fleet. The ship was built at JSC "Sredne-Nevsky shipyard" (SNSZ, is a part of JSC "United shipbuilding Corporation" - USC) in St. Petersburg and was the first built on zaklyuchennomu SNSZ in 2016 with the Ministry of defense of Russia, another contract for three serial anti-mine ship of the project 12700 (serial numbers 525 - 527). Project 12700 developed by JSC "Almaz Central marine design Bureau (Saint Petersburg).
The ceremony of the official laying of the minesweeper " Yakov Balyaev "(factory number 525) was made at the SNSZ on December 26, 2017, the launch was made there on January 29, 2020. From August 3 to October 22, 2020 [...], the minesweeper was transferred from Kronstadt around Europe to Murmansk and then by the Northern sea route to Vladivostok for factory sea trials and State tests. The transfer was made by the sea tug " Antey "of the Russian company"Northern Alliance" LLC. Factory sea trials of the minesweeper Yakov Balyaev were launched in Vladivostok on November 12.
The second minesweeper under this contract, "Pyotr Ilyichev "(factory number 526), was laid down at the SNSZ on July 25, 2018, and the third "Anatoly Shlemov" (factory number 527) was laid down on July 12, 2019. On July 24, 2020, the laying ceremony of the minesweeper Lev Chernavin (factory number 528) was also held at the SNSZ.
Prior to that, SNSZ, under a contract with the Russian Ministry of defense dated March 30, 2007, renegotiated on June 10, 2014, carried out the construction of the lead minesweeper of project 12700 "Alexander Obukhov" (factory number 521). The minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" was started construction at the SNSZ in 2007, officially laid down on September 22, 2011, launched on June 27, 2014, and began factory sea trials on April 29, 2016. Transfer Of "Alexander Obukhov" The Russian Navy took place in Kronstadt on December 9, 2016, the ship is part of the Baltic fleet.
In April 2014, SNSZ signed the first contract with the Russian Ministry of defense for the construction of the first three serial ships of the project 12700 (factory numbers 522 - 524). The first production ship under this contract was to be the minesweeper Georgy Kurbatov (factory number 522), officially laid down at the SNSZ on April 24, 2015, but the ship's hull was seriously damaged in a fire on June 7, 2016, after which it was almost completely restored. As a result, the minesweeper was launched only on September 30, 2020 and now the delivery of the Georgy Kurbatov is scheduled for 2021. As a result, the minesweeper laid down by the second on January 25, 2017"Ivan Antonov " (factory number 523) became the first serial ship of the project 12700, and was launched on April 25, 2018 and commissioned into the Russian Navy on January 26, 2019 and, becoming part of the black sea fleet, arrived in Sevastopol on September 7, 2019.
The third built ship of the project 12700 was"Vladimir Emelyanov " (factory number 524), laid down on the SNSZ on January 25, 2017, launched on may 30, 2019 and transferred The Russian Navy on December 28, 2019, with enrollment in the black sea fleet. However, according to known data, to date, the minesweeper"Vladimir Emelyanov " continues to be in Kronstadt.
On may 30, 2019, during the launching ceremony of the minesweeper"Vladimir Yemelyanov", General Director of JSC "Almaz Central marine design Bureau Alexander Shlyakhtenko stated that beginning with the ninth corps (i.e. the number 529), ships mine defense project 12700 ("Alexandrite") will be amended, the ship will receive a "brand new quality". On August 25, 2020, at the international military-technical forum "Army-2020", the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation signed a contract with the SNSZ for the construction of two modernized minesweepers of the project 12700 (with assumed factory numbers 529 and 530).
According to available information, in 2020, the project 12700 minesweepers of the Russian Navy again reclassified back to the base of the marine trawlers trawlers - trawlers the base they were originally in the draft, but was then rewritten in naval minesweepers will the next chief of the Navy.
The ceremony of commissioning the Yakov Balyaev base minesweeper (serial number 525) of project 12700 into the Pacific fleet of the Russian Navy. Vladivostok, 26.12.2020 (C) Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation andJSC " United shipbuilding Corporation"