Chernihiv (U310)

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Soviet Union
Name: Zenitchik
Operator: Soviet Navy
Builder: Sredne Nevskiy SS3 Shipyard
Yard number: 928
Completed: 1974
Commissioned: 1974
In service: 1974
Out of service: July 25, 1997
  • Zhovti Vody
  • Chernihiv (U310)
Operator: Ukrainian Navy
In service: July 25, 1997
  • 1997
  • June 18, 2004
Badge: Chevron-corvette-Chernihiv.svg
General characteristics
Class and type: Natya class minesweeper
Displacement: 873 tons
Length: 61 m (200 ft)
Beam: 10.2 m (33 ft)
Draught: 3.6 m (12 ft)
Propulsion: Diesel
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
Range: 1,500 nautical miles (2,778.0 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Crew: 68 (6 officers)
  • 2х2-30 mm AK-230
  • 2х2-25-m 2М-3М
  • 2 х5 RBU 1200
  • 7 AMD-1000 naval mines or 32 depth charges
  • underwater mine searcher MKT-210
  • Trawlers BKT, AT-3, TEM-4

Chernihiv (U310) was a Natya class minesweeper of the Ukrainian Navy captured by Russia during the 2014 Crimean crisis.


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]

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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 Zhovti Vody), in honor of the Battle of Zhovti Vody. On June 18, 2004 the minesweeper was renamed Chernihiv.[1]