Ivan Gren-class landing ship

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БДК "Иван Грен" проекта 11711.jpg
Ivan Gren in June 2018
Class overview
Name: Ivan Gren class
Builders: Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by:
Built: 2004–present
In service: 2018–present
Planned: 4
Building: 2
Completed: 2
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Landing ship
Displacement: 6,600 tons full load[1]
Length: 120 m (393 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: Kolomna 10D49 diesel engine
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Capacity: 13 main battle tanks 40 BTR or IFV and 300 troops
Complement: ~100
Armament:
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 2 Ka-27 ASW or 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 was to be composed of two vessels, Ivan Gren and Pyotr Morgunov, but later it was announced that the Russian Navy intends to acquire several more vessels of a modified design.

Design and construction[edit]

The vessels of the class have a displacement of 5,000–6,000 tons and are able to carry up to 13 main battle tanks or 36 armoured personnel carriers and 300 marines.[2] The first ship of the class, Ivan Gren, 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.[3] The ship was launched on 18 May 2012 and was scheduled to be delivered to the Russian Navy by 2014.[4][5] Delivery of Ivan Gren was delayed until 2015 while the second ship of the class, Pyotr Morgunov, was laid down in October 2014.[6] Ivan Gren started its sea trials in June 2016 in the Baltic Sea.[7] According to Russian sources, the delaying of commissioning of the lead ship was due to several design faults that includes hull stability and engine problems.[8]

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.[9] Ivan Gren was accepted into service on 20 June 2018.[10]

Initially, there were no plans to build more ships following Pyotr Morgunov.[11] However, in December 2018, it was reported by the head of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation that Russia plans to order additional two or three modified Ivan Gren-class landing ships.[12][13] On 9 April 2019, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu announced two more Project 11711 landing ships will be laid down on 23 April 2019.[14]

On 23 April 2019, two modified Project 11711 landing ships, Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin, were laid down during a ceremony at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad.[15] The two new ships differ with modified superstructure, increased displacement to 7000-8000 tons and capability to carry the Kamov Ka-52K carrier-based attack helicopters. Their delivery to the Russian Navy is scheduled for 2023 and 2024, respectively.[16]

Ships[edit]

Name Namesake Hull no. Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Fleet Status
Ivan Gren Vice Admiral Ivan Gren 135 Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 23 December 2004 18 May 2012 20 June 2018[17] Northern Active
Petr Morgunov Major General Petr Morgunov 117 Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 11 June 2015[18] 25 May 2018[19] 2019 Northern In sea trials
Vladimir Andreyev Admiral Vladimir Alexandrovich Andreyev Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 23 April 2019[15] 2023[16] Pacific Under construction
Vasily Trushin Major-General Vasily Prokofiyevich Trushin Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 23 April 2019[15] 2024[16] Pacific Under construction

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Проект 11711Э" [Project 11711E]. oaoosk.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Yantar shipyard to complete landing ship Ivan Gren in 2012". rusnavy.com. 14 February 2011. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Landing Ship Ivan Gren Prepares for Launching". rusnavy.com. 25 April 2012. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Армия и ОПК" [Army and military-industrial complex]. TASS (in Russian). Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship". janes.com. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Russia's Ivan Gren Landing Ship Arrives in Baltic Sea Port for Testing". sputniknews. 20 June 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Ivan Gren Landing Ship: No Hope to Join Navy before March Due to Reverse-Run Problems, Insider Says". mil.today. 18 January 2018. Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Russia wraps up sea trials of large amphibious assault ship". TASS. 4 May 2018. Archived from the original on 7 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  10. ^ Jones, Bruce (22 June 2018). "Russian Navy commissions first Ivan Gren-class landing ship". janes.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Russian Navy Drops Plans for More Project 11711 Ivan Gren-class LSTs". navyrecognition.com. 1 March 2018. Archived from the original on 10 October 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Russia to order additional, improved, landing ships: shipbuilder". navaltoday.com. 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Russia to build two more large amphibious assault ships". TASS. 3 December 2018. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Two frigates, two amphibious ships to be laid down April 23". TASS. 9 April 2019. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  15. ^ a b c "Владимир Путин принял участие в закладке кораблей на верфях ОСК" (Press release) (in Russian). United Shipbuilding Corporation. 23 April 2019. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "Новая пара БДК проекта 11711 будет отличаться от "Ивана Грена" и "Петра Моргунова"". flotprom.ru. 23 April 2019. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  17. ^ "На БДК «Иван Грен» поднят Андреевский флаг" (Press release) (in Russian). Yantar Shipyard. 20 June 2018. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Russia's Yantar Shipyard Held Keel Laying for Second Landing Ship Project 11711 "Pyotr Morgunov"". navyrecognition.com. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Russia floats out large amphibious assault ship". TASS. 25 May 2018. Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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