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Minesweeper Zheleznyakov in 1989
|Name:||Gorya class (Project 12660)|
|Preceded by:||Natya class minesweeper|
|Succeeded by:||Alexandrit-class minesweeper|
|In commission:||1988-present day|
|Class and type:||Gorya class|
|Displacement:||900 tons, 1100 tons full load|
|Length:||70 m (230 ft)|
|Beam:||12 m (39 ft)|
|Draught:||4 m (13 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 M-503B-37 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)|
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 12660.
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. Russian press boasted that the Project 12660 minesweepers were the first sweepers in the history of Soviet military shipbuilding capable of not only destroying the "Captor" mines, "Colas" ASW coverage buoys, and other enemy underwater objects at depths of up to 1000 meters.
A total of twenty ships were planned but the programme was stopped by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Two ships were completed.
|Name||Hull No.||Laid down||Launched||Commissioned||Fleet||Status|
|Admiral Zheleznyakov||901||1988||Black Sea Fleet||Active|
|Admiral Gumanenko||762||1994||Northern Fleet||Active|
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