Sonya-class minesweeper

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Russian Navy minesweeper German Ugryumov in 2015.
Class overview
Name: Sonya class (Project 1260)
Preceded by: Zhenya class
Succeeded by: Alexandrit class
Built: 1971–1991
In commission: 1971–present
Completed: 72
Retired: ?
General characteristics
Type: coastal minesweeper
Displacement: 400 tons standard, 450 tons full load
Length: 48.8 m (160 ft)
Beam: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Draught: 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft diesel engines 2,400 hp (1,800 kW)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556.0 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Endurance: 10 days
Complement: 43
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar: Spin Trough
  • Sonar: MG-89
  • 1 × twin 30 mm guns
  • 1 × twin 25 mm guns
  • Sweeps GKT, PEMT-2, ST-2

The Sonya class are a group of minesweepers built for the Soviet Navy and Soviet allies between 1971 and 1991. The Soviet designation is Project 1265 Yakhont.


A wooden hulled coastal minehunter, built as a successor to the Vanya class with new sweeps and more effective sonar. A central safe explosion proof area is fitted and all key systems can be remote controlled from there.


HQ-862, a Sonya-class minesweeper of Vietnam People's Navy

A total of 72 ships were built by Uliis yard in the Vladivostok and Avangard yards in Petrozavodsk between 1971 and 1991. One ship, BT-730, was lost in an accident in 1985. Another unit collided with a Swedish surveillance ship HSwMS Orion east of Gotland in the Baltic Sea in November 1985.[1]

 Russian Navy

 Ukrainian Navy

  • 2 ships in service.
    • U330 Melitopol
    • U331 Mariupol

 Azerbaijani Navy

  • 2 ships in service.

 Bulgarian Navy

  • 4 ships transferred.

 Cuban Revolutionary Navy

  • 4 ships transferred.

 Syrian Arab Navy

  • 1 ship transferred.

 Vietnam People's Navy

  • 4 ships transferred.

See also[edit]


Gardiner, Robert (ed.) (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. London: Conway Maritime. ISBN 0-85177-605-1. OCLC 34284130.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Also published as Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen; Budzbon, Przemysław (1995). Conway's all the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-132-7. OCLC 34267261.

  1. ^ "Военно-Морская Коллекция -> Корабли". 1985-11-27. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  2. ^ "1265 Yakhont/Sonya class | Russian Military Analysis". Retrieved 2011-12-28.