New Two Project 11711 Landing Ships to Differ from Lead One, Ivan Gren

Rubric: Russia, Industry

The festive keel-laying ceremony of the two Project 11711 Ivan Gren-class large landing ships was held on Tuesday, April 23, at Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, the company’s press service told Mil.Press Today.

The ships named after Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin will be the third and fourth ones, closing the series. Their commissioning is scheduled in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Laying keel of Project 11711 large landing ship, 23-04-19

Reportedly, the ships are modified as compared to the basic Project 11711, though without code amendment. In particular, the ships are planned to accommodate attack helicopters Ka-52K Katran. The topside shape was changed as well, and the dimensions increased, too. The ships’ displacement will grow up to 7-8 thousand tons.

The ceremony was attended by the staff of the shipyard and the project developer, Nevskoe Design Bureau, as well as the Russian Navy officials.

On the same day, two Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates were laid down at Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg, and the special-purpose submarine Belgorod left the covered berth for further launching at Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk.

Project 11711 developed by Nevskoe Design Bureau is an evolution of Project 1171, under which Yantar Shipyard built the 14-ship series in 1960-1970’s. Being 120 meters long and 16,5 meters wide, the landing ships of the basic Project 11711 displace 5,000 tons. Speed is up to 18 knots, crew is 100 men. Such ship may carry 13 tanks or 36 IFVs, plus up to 300-men landing party.

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Landing ships of this kind are armed with two 30-mm six-barreled AK-630 and one coupled AK-630M-2 gun mounts.

For reference

Vladimir Andreev (1904-1994) was a Russian admiral, since May 1941 heading the staff of the Black Sea Fleet squadron. Since April 1943, he led the North Pacific Flotilla. In August-September 1945, he controlled the amphibious operations to return the Sakhalin island.

Vasily Trushin (1899-1974) was a Soviet Major General, Hero of the Soviet Union. Since October 1939, he headed the Khasan coast guard sector. Since 1942, he commanded Pacific Fleet’s marine brigades. Trushin led the beachhead assault on the Korean peninsula.

Dmitry Zhavoronkov

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