Ukrainian minesweeper Chernihiv

Chernihiv (U310) was a Natya-class minesweeper of the Ukrainian Navy captured by the Russian Navy when the Black Sea Fleet seized Ukraine's Southern Naval Base, during the 2014 Crimean crisis.

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History
Soviet Union
NameZenitchik
BuilderSredne Nevskiy SS3 Shipyard
Yard number928
Completed1974
Commissioned1974
In service1974
Out of serviceJuly 25, 1997
Ukraine
Name
  • Zhovti Vody
  • Chernihiv
Namesake
OperatorUkrainian Navy
In serviceJuly 25, 1997
Renamed
  • 1997
  • June 18, 2004
IdentificationPennant number: U310
Capturedby Russia in 2014
StatusHeld in custody by Russian authorities
BadgeChevron-corvette-Chernihiv.svg
Russia
Acquiredcaptured from Ukraine in 2014
General characteristics
Class and typeNatya-class minesweeper
Displacement873 tons
Length61 m (200 ft 2 in)
Beam10.2 m (33 ft 6 in)
Draught3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)
PropulsionDiesel
Speed17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement68 (6 officers)
Armament
  • 2 х twin 30 mm AK-230 guns
  • 2 х twin 25 m 2М-3М
  • 2 х quintuple RBU 1200
  • 7 AMD-1000 naval mines or 32 depth charges
  • Underwater mine searcher MKT-210
  • Trawlers BKT, AT-3, TEM-4

HistoryEdit

Minesweeper Zenitchik was built in the Sredne-Nevskiy SS3 shipbuilding yard in Leningrad in 1974. The ship was deployed on combat tours in Persian Gulf, Red Sea and the Atlantic between 1977 and 1988.[1][2]

During the partition of the Black Sea Fleet, the minesweeper was transferred to Ukrainian Navy on July 25, 1997. It was renamed Zhovti Vody (U310), in honor of the Battle of Zhovti Vody. On June 18, 2004 the minesweeper was renamed Chernihiv.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Морской тральщик "Зенитчик" Черноморского Флота". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  2. ^ Вышел в море флот могучий…