Minesweeper "Ivan Antonov" went on factory sea trials

Reportedly, on September 19, 2018, the Neva River was diverted to Lake Ladoga for the passage of factory trials of the sea minesweeper "Ivan Antonov" of the project 12700 (number 523). This is the second anti-mine ship of the new generation of the project 12700 (cipher Alexandrite, developer of TsMKB Almaz), completed with construction for the Russian Navy at Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant JSC (SNSP) in St. Petersburg.
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Transfer across the Neva River to Lake Ladoga to undergo factory sea trials of the sea-sweeper Ivan Ivanov of the project 12700 (serial number 523), 09/19/2018 (c) Gogs / forums.airbase.ru
The seaman “Ivan Antonov” was built within the framework of the SNSZ concluded in April 2014 with the Russian Ministry of Defense of the first contract for the construction of the first three serial ships of the project 12700 (522 - 524). The minesweeper Georgy Kurbatov (serial number 522), officially laid on the SNSP3 on April 24, 2015, was to be the first serial ship under this contract, but the hull of the ship was seriously damaged in a fire on June 7, 2016,after which he was subjected to almost complete recovery. As a result, laid on January 25, 2017, the minesweeper Ivan Antonov became the first serial ship of the project 12700, and was launched on April 25, 2018. The third minesweeper under this contract, Vladimir Emelyanov (serial number 524), was laid on April 20, 2017. The delivery of these three ships under the terms of the contract was to be made in 2016–2018, however, the now “first time” Ivan Antonov will be commissioned at best by the end of 2018.
Prior to that, the SNSP under the 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 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.
In 2016, SNSZ signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for three more mine-launch ships of the project 12700. The lead minesweeper under this contract, Yakov Balyaev (factory number 525), was officially laid on SNSZ on December 26, 2017; 526) was laid down on July 25, 2018.
As the deputy chief of the shipbuilding department of the Russian Navy, Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Krasnopeyev, stated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the minesweeper "Yakov Balyaev", the Russian Navy expects to receive 10 ships of the project until 2027 [that is, under the State Arms Program for 2018-2027] 12,700.

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