Natya-class minesweeper

RBJ
1 year ago
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Builder:
Completed:
31
Complement:
68
Displacement:
873 t
Length:
61 m
Beam:
10.2 m
Propulsion:

2 * M-503 Diesel engines 5000 hp

Speed:
17 knots
Range:
1,500 nautical miles (2,778.0 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Electronics:
  • MG-69/79 High frequency, hull mounted, active mine detection
  • Don 2 I-band air/surface
  • 2 * Square Head — High Pole B IFFMR-104 Drum Tilt H/I-band fire control
  • AT-2 acoustic sweep
  • GKT-2 contact sweep
  • TEM-3 magnetic sweep
Armament:
  • 2 * 2-30 mm AK-230
  • 2 * 2-25-mm 2М-3М
  • 2 * 2-12.7 mm DShK machine guns
  • 2 * 4 9K32 Strela-2 surface-to-air missiles
  • 2 * 5 RBU 1200
  • 7 * AMD-1000 naval mines or 32 * depth charges
  • underwater mine searcher MKT-210
  • Sweeps BKT, AT-3, TEM-4

The Natya class were a group of minesweepers built for the Soviet Navy and export customers during the 1970s and 1980s. The Soviet designation was Project 266M Akvamarin. The ships were used for ocean minesweeping.

The design evolved from the Yurka class minesweeper with new demining equipment including more advanced sonar and closed circuit TV. A stern ramp made recovering sweeps easier. The hull was built of low magnetic steel. The engines were mounted on sound dampening beams and shrouded propellors were used to reduce noise. An electrical field compensator was also installed. A single ship designated Natya 2 by NATO was built with an aluminium hull for reduced magnetic signature.

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