Landing Ship Ivan Gren to Continue Shipyard’s Sea Trials in October

Rubric: Russia

Large-size landing ship Ivan Gren will resume the manufacturer’s sea trials in the middle of October, spokesman of the shipyard Yantar Mr. Sergey Mikhailov told Mil.Today.

"The ship will start alpha tests this month. Beginning of the state trials will depend on results of these tests, probably, in November. However, it’s too soon to say when", said the Yantar’s representative.

Preparation of Ivan Gren landing ship for sea trials

Ivan Gren is the Project 11711 lead ship developed by JSC Nevskoye Design Bureau. Laid down in December 2004 and launched in May 2012, the ship took the sea in the summer 2016, and then was docked again for correction of revealed defects. Ivan Gren returned to the Baltic Sea in June 2017.

Project 11711 large-size landing ships displace 5,000 tons; hull length is 120 meters, beam is 16.5 meters, speed is up to 18 knots, crew is 100 men. The ship is capable to carry 13 tanks or 36 IFVs, plus up to 300-men landing party; armed with three 6-barreled 30-mm gun mounts and two Ka-29 transport and assault helicopters.