Gorya-class minesweeper

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Minesweeper Zheleznyakov in 1989
Class overview
Name: Gorya class (Project 1266)
Operators:  Soviet Navy
 Russian Navy
Preceded by: Natya class minesweeper
In commission: 1989-present day
Building: 1?
Planned: 20
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 1?
General characteristics
Class & type: Gorya class
Type: minehunter
Displacement: 900 tons, 1100 tons full load
Length: 70 meters
Beam: 12 meters
Draught: 4 meters
Propulsion: 2 Diesel engines 5000 hp
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
Range: 1,500 nautical miles (2,778.0 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Endurance: 7 days
Crew: 70
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar:
High frequency, hull mounted, active mine detection
Radar:
• Palm Frond
•Bass tilt
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Minesweeping:
• AT-2 acoustic sweep
• GKT-2 contact sweep
• TEM-3 magnetic sweep
Armament: 1 x 76mm gun
1 30mm
2 SA-N-14 SAM missiles
torpedo tubes

The Gorya class are a group of minesweepers built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1980s. Three ships were started of which two were completed and are in service with the Russian Navy. The Soviet Designation was Project 1266.

Design

The ships are designed for deep ocean sweeping of captor mines with sophisticated mine detection equipment. Sweeping gear includes two submersibles as well as conventional sweeps.

Ships

A total of twenty ships were planned but the programme was stopped by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Two ships were completed

Ship Completed Status
ADMIRAL ZHELEZNYAKOV (901) 1988 In service with the Black Sea Fleet (2008)
ADMIRAL GUMANENKO (762) 1994 In service with the Northern Fleet (2008)

See also

References

Gardiner, Robert (ed.). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130.  Also published as Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław. Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.