Project 1258 Korund (Yevgenya class by the NATO classification) are a group of
minesweepers built for the Soviet Navy and export customers between 1967 and 1980.
These were small minehunters built for inshore work. The hulls were constructed
of glass-reinforced plastic. For low speed on the ship, a special diesel engine
of 80 hp was used. The minesweeper was very successful and with its very small
size (displacement of about 90 tons) had a full range of anti-mines weapons. The
ship was in great demand in the world market. A total of 40 inshore minesweepers
on Project 1258E (variant for export) were sold to 10 countries.
Minesweeper RT-297 laid down at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard, Pontonny (yard No.103),
commissioned in 1970 and assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
RT-297 was decommissioned
and excluded from the lists of the Black Sea Fleet on 07 August 1991.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (10 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x300 hp 3D12
diesels, 1x80 hp K-757 diesel, 2 variable pitch propellers in nozzles, 2x50 kW
DGR-50/1500-2 diesel generators |
14,5 mm 2M-7
1x7 55 mm MRG-1 Ogonyok grenade launcher (RG-55 grenades)
12 depth charges
IT-1 Neva-1 mine-search device or IU-2 mine search-and-removal
device or MT-3U contact sweep or VKT-1 helicopter contact sweep or SEMT-1 magnetic
sweep, AT-2 acoustic sweep or Project 103 detonating cord stacking device
|Electronics:|| Kivach navigation
radar, Khrom-KMN IFF, MG-7 Braslet anti-saboteur sonar|