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Gorya-class minesweeper

Minesweeper Zheleznyakov in 1989
Class overview
Name: Gorya class (Project 1266)
Preceded by: Natya class minesweeper
Succeeded by: Alexandrit-class minesweeper
In commission: 1988-present day
Planned: 20
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 18
Active: 2
General characteristics
Class and type: Gorya class
Type: minehunter
Displacement: 900 tons, 1100 tons full load
Length: 70 m (230 ft)
Beam: 12 m (39 ft)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft)
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
  • 1 × 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.


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.


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

See also


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.