Ukrainian Navy began forming crews for Sandown class minehunters

Ukrainian Navy began forming crews for Sandown class minehunters

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Ukrainian Navy began forming crews for Sandown class minehunters delivered by the Great Britain, reports Militarnyi.

The Recruitment Center of the Ukrainian Navy begins the selection of candidates from among the servicemen and conscripts of the reserve for contract military service in the positions of enlisted personel and NCOs on Sandown class minehunters. The ships are scheduled to be transferred to Ukraine from the Royal Navy.

Preference for contract service is given to candidates under the age of 40 with good knowledge of English. However, it is noted that decisions regarding candidates will be made individually, depending on their qualification level.

After the formation the crews will go through a language training course and will be sent to the Great Britain for additional training.

Crews monthly payment will be: enlisted – from UAH 11,200.; NCOs – from UAH 12,000.

For detailed information, please contact the personnel department of military unit A0437 and the Recruitment Center of the Ukrainian Navy on messenger of the Center’s Facebook page or call: 0970411755; 0954300796; 0680714092.

Sandown class minehunters
We remind you that the Ukrainian Navy will receive two Sandown-class minehunters, which will be transferred from the Royal Navy. The ships will join the national fleet after “their full audit, overhaul, modernization, additional equipment and appropriate training of the Ukrainian Navy personnel.

The agreement was set out in a Memorandum on the implementation of maritime partnership projects between a consortium of industry of the Great Britain and the Ukrainian Navy. Sandown class minehunters will be delivered for the needs of the national fleet, which were part of the Royal navy in the period from 1989 to 2001.

Мінний тральщик класу Sandown Королівського Флоту Великобританії, фото - Вікіпедія

Ship specifications:

Displacement: 600 t (590 long tons; 660 short tons)
Length: 52.5 m (172 ft 3 in)
Beam: 10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)
Draught: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Paxman Valenta 6RP200E diesels
1,523 shp (1,136 kW)
Speed:13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 34 (accommodation for up to 40)
Sensors and processing systems
Radar Type 1007 I-Band/Kelvin Hughes Ltd SharpEye navigation radar
Sonar Type 2093
1 × 30mm DS30M Mark 2 Automated Small Calibre Gun
3 × Miniguns
2 × General purpose machine guns
Special equipment: Atlas Elektronik IMCMS automated countermine warfare control system

Тральщики HMS Ramsey та HMS Blyth Фото: Twitter/NavyLookout

In London, in November, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Vadym Prystaiko signed a Ukrainian-British framework agreement providing for the construction of eight missile boats, purchase of two minehunters and the construction of two naval bases.

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