The minesweeper "Anatoly Shlemov" was also sent to the Pacific Ocean
Earlier, the minesweeper Yakov Balyaev (serial number 525), built at the SNSZ, was transferred to the Pacific Fleet in a similar way.
In total, five minesweepers of project 12700 have been built and transferred to the Russian Navy by now at the SNSZ - "Alexander Obukhov" (serial number 521, commissioned on December 9, 2016), "Ivan Antonov" (serial number 523, commissioned on January 26, 2019), "Vladimir Emelyanov" (serial number 524, put into operation on December 28, 2019), "Yakov Balyaev" (serial number 525,put into operation on December 26, 2020) and Georgy Kurbatov (serial number 522, put into operation on August 20, 2021). The minesweeper Alexander Obukhov is part of the Baltic Fleet, the minesweeper Yakov Balyaev is part of the Pacific Fleet, and the minesweepers Ivan Antonov, Vladimir Yemelyanov and Georgy Kurbatov are part of the Black Sea Fleet.
The construction of minesweepers of this project "Lev Chernavin" (serial number 528, laid down on July 24, 2020), "Afanasy Ivannikov" (serial number 529, laid down on September 9, 2021) and"Polyarny" (serial number 530, laid down on June 12, 2022).
At the laying ceremony of the Yakov Balyaev
minesweeper on December 26, 2017, the then deputy head of the Shipbuilding Department of the Russian Navy, Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Krasnopeev, said that the Russian Navy expects until 2027 [that is, according to the State Armaments Program for 2018-2027 ] get 10 Project 12700 ships.