Ivan Gren-class landing ship

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Ivan Gren in May 2017
Class overview
Name: Ivan Gren class
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Ropucha class, Ivan Rogov class
Built: 2004–present
In service: 2018–present
Planned: 2–5[1]
Completed: 2
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Landing ship
Displacement: 6,600 tons full load[2]
Length: 120 m (393 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: Diesel Kolomna 10D49
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Capacity: 13 main battle tanks and 300 troops
Complement: ~100
Armament:
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 2 Ka-27 ASW/Ka-29 transport-attack helicopters

The Ivan Gren-class, Russian designation Project 11711, is a class of landing ship that is being built for the Russian Navy. The class is composed of two vessels, Ivan Gren and Pyotr Morgunov, with the first ship entering service with the Russian Navy in June 2018. In December 2018, it was announced that the Russian Navy intended to acquire a further three vessels of a modified design.

Design and construction[edit]

The first ship was built in Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad. The vessel have a displacement of 5,000–6,000 tons and is able to carry up to 13 main battle tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers and 300 marines.[3] The first ship in the class was laid down on 23 December 2004. The hull of Ivan Gren was completed by the end of November 2010. On 9 October 2010 a contract to increase work on the vessel was signed.[4] The ship was launched on 18 May 2012 and was scheduled to be delivered to the Russian Navy by 2014.[5][6] Delivery of Ivan Gren was delayed until 2015 while the second ship of the class, Pyotr Morgunov, began construction in October 2014.[7] The lead ship started its sea trials in June 2016 in the Baltic Sea.[8]

As of January 2018, the first ship in the class, Ivan Gren, was still in testing. According to Russian sources the ship had several design faults that includes hull stability and engine problems.[9] There were no plans to build more ships following Pyotr Morgunov.[10]

On 3 May 2018, the lead ship of the class, Ivan Gren, successfully completed its sea trials held in the Baltic Sea. The warship's systems and complexes were checked by the state acceptance commission of Russia's Defense Ministry.[11] Ivan Gren was accepted for service on 20 June 2018.[12]

In December 2018 it was reported by the head of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation that Russia plans to order an additional two or three modified Ivan Gren-class landing ships.[13][14]

Ships[edit]

Name Hull No. Namesake Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Ivan Gren 135 Vice Admiral Ivan Gren Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 23 December 2004 18 May 2012 20 June 2018[15] Northern Fleet Active
Petr Morgunov Major General Petr Morgunov Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 11 June 2015[16] 25 May 2018[17] 2019 In sea trials

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Серию новейших БДК типа "Иван Грен" сократили до двух единиц" [A series of newer BDK type "Ivan Gren" reduced to two units]. flotprom.ru (in Russian). 8 July 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Проект 11711Э" [Project 11711E]. oaoosk.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Yantar shipyard to complete landing ship Ivan Gren in 2012". rusnavy.com. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Калининградский завод "Янтарь" получил контракт на продолжение строительства десантных кораблей" [Kaliningrad plant "Yantar" received a contract to continue the construction of amphibious ships]. flot.com (in Russian). 9 October 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Landing Ship Ivan Gren Prepares for Launching". rusnavy.com. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Армия и ОПК" [Army and military-industrial complex]. TASS (in Russian). Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship". janes.com. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Russia's Ivan Gren Landing Ship Arrives in Baltic Sea Port for Testing". sputniknews. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Ivan Gren Landing Ship: No Hope to Join Navy before March Due to Reverse-Run Problems, Insider Says". mil.today. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Russian Navy Drops Plans for More Project 11711 Ivan Gren-class LSTs". navyrecognition.com. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Russia wraps up sea trials of large amphibious assault ship". TASS. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  12. ^ Jones, Bruce (22 June 2018). "Russian Navy commissions first Ivan Gren-class landing ship". janes.com. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Russia to order additional, improved, landing ships: shipbuilder". navaltoday.com. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Russia to build two more large amphibious assault ships". TASS. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  15. ^ "На БДК «Иван Грен» поднят Андреевский флаг" (Press release) (in Russian). Yantar Shipyard. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Russia's Yantar Shipyard Held Keel Laying for Second Landing Ship Project 11711 "Pyotr Morgunov"". navyrecognition.com. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Russia floats out large amphibious assault ship". TASS. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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