Laid sea trawler "Anatoly Shlemov" of project 12700
July 12, 2019 at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant JSC (SNSZ, part of United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC - USK) in St. Petersburg held a solemn laying ceremony for the Russian Navy anti-mine ship (sea minesweeper) "Anatoly Shlemov" of project 12700 ("Alexandrite") with serial number 526. This is the seventh ship of the project 12700. Mortgage board of the sea-sweeper “Anatoly Shlemov” (serial number 527) of project 12700, laid on 07/12/2019 for the Russian Navy at Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant JSC (c) Krymchanin 333 / forums.airbase.ru
By the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, the future sea-minesweeper was given the current name Anatoly Shlemov in honor of the former head of the Shipbuilding Directorate of the Russian Navy, Vice Admiral Anatoly Fedorovich Shlemov (1949–2018).
The solemn laying ceremony was held with the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation on the defense industry Yury Borisov, the head of shipbuilding, armament and weapons operation - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for armaments Igor Mukhametshin, Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov, representatives of the Almaz Central Maritime Design Bureau, also "SNSZ" JSC employees and veterans.
The minesweeper Anatoly Shlemov became the seventh ship of the project 12700, and the third laid down at the SNSZ under an additional contract for three ships of the project 12700, concluded by the company with the Russian Ministry of Defense in March 2016. Delivery of the ship of the Navy under the terms of the contract is scheduled for November 2020. Earlier, on December 26, 2017, the minesweeper Yakov Balyaev (serial number 525) was laid first under the contract on SNSZ, and the minesweeper Petr Ilichyov (serial number 526) was laid down on July 25, 2018.
Officially, the ships of the project 12700 (designer - Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau) are now classified as naval trawlers in the Russian Navy, but in fact both the naval and the construction plant continue to call them naval or basic trawlers, and the SNSS prefers the neutral term " mine defense ship. "
Earlier, as part of the first contract for the construction of the first three 12700 production ships (serial numbers 522 - 524) concluded in April 2014 with the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the company began building minesweepers Georgy Kurbatov (serial number 522, officially laid on April 24 2015, the ship's hull was seriously injured in a fire on June 7, 2016), “Ivan Antonov” (serial number 523, laid down on January 25, 2017, launched on April 25, 2018, commissioned by the Russian Navy on January 26, 2019) and “ Vladimir Emelyanov "(serial number 524 , laid on April 20, 2017, launched on May 30, 2019).
Prior to that, the SNSZ, under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Russia dated March 30, 2007, renegotiated on June 10, 2014, carried out the construction of the lead minesweeper of the project 12700 “Alexander Obukhov” (factory number 521). The minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" was started by construction on SNSZ in 2007, officially laid on September 22, 2011, launched on June 27, 2014, and began factory sea trials on April 29, 2016. The transfer of “Alexander Obukhov” to the Russian Navy took place in Kronstadt on December 9, 2016.