In St. Petersburg lay the eighth ship mine defense project 12700

The eighth ship mine defense project 12700 "Lev Chernavin" lay on Friday at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (SNSZ, part of United shipbuilding Corporation).

"Lev Chernavin" will be the eighth ship in the line of project 12700 "Alexandrite" laid down at Sredne-Nevsky shipyard.

The lead ship of the series "Alexander Obukhov" was transferred to the Russian Navy in 2016. At the end of 2018, the plant is handed over to the customer the second (first production) ship of the project 12700 - trawler "Ivan Antonov". The third ship "Vladimir Yemelyanov" at the end of December 2019 became part of the Russian Navy. The fourth ship "Jacob Belyaev" launched in January 2020. The boathouse Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant in various stages of readiness are three of the housing project 12700 – ships "Georgy Kurbatov", "Peter Ilyich" and "Anatoly Helmets".

Ship mine defense project 12700 designed by Central marine design Bureau "Almaz" and is a new generation of mine countermeasures vessels. It is intended for search and destruction of mines in the waters of naval bases on a trawler race. Displacement of the ship of 890 tons, length 61 meters width - 10 meters, speed at full displacement - 16.5 knots, the crew - 44 persons.

The ship is equipped with the latest means of search and detection of mines, has high maneuverable qualities and seaworthiness. This is a unique minesweeper with the world's largest body of reinforced fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The advantage of such case is the higher strength compared to steel. The life of the body of reinforced fiberglass more than the case of low steel, and weighs much less.