June 19, 2023 at 16:52 Subject: Industry
Composite minesweeper "Dmitry Lysov" laid down in St. Petersburg
On Monday, June 19, the eleventh
project 12700 mine defense ship (code "Alexandrit"), named after Lieutenant Commander Dmitry Lysov, who commanded the T-120 minesweeper and died heroically in 1944, was laid down at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (SNSZ). during the reflection of the attack of a German submarine on the northern convoy in the Kara Sea. As noted in the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry, the solemn ceremony of laying the foundation stone was held under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy thanked the SNSZ shipbuilders for their selfless work for the good of the Motherland and stressed that the ships they built successfully fulfill their tasks in the Baltic and Pacific Oceans. The new ship, after construction and testing, will join the Northern Fleet.
Laying of minesweeper "Dmitry Lysov", 19-06-2023
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Admiral Evmenov also presented medals and commendations to distinguished employees of the enterprise.
Project 12700 "Alexandrit" was developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau. Ships of this type are designed primarily to search for and destroy mines in the waters of naval bases. They are equipped with hydroacoustic stations located both on board and on remote-controlled and autonomous underwater vehicles.
At the same time, "Alexandrits" can also use traditional minesweeping weapons.
The advantage of project 12700 composite minesweepers is considered to be higher strength compared to steel hulls, which ensures greater survivability when searching for mines. The service life of a ship made of monolithic fiberglass is longer than that of a low-magnetic steel hull, and the weight of the hull is much less.
The displacement of the ship is 890 tons, length - 61 meters, width - 10 meters, speed - 16.5 knots, crew - over 40 people. The ship has high maneuverability due to the use of an effective set of various thrusters.