Ivan Gren-class landing ship

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Ivan Gren in May 2017.
Class overview
Name: Project 11711 Ivan Gren
Operators:  Russian Navy
Preceded by: Ropucha class
Built: 2004–present
Planned: 2[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
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, or Project 11711, is a class of landing ship that is being constructed for the Russian Navy.

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, the Ivan Gren, was still in testing. Accourding to Russian sources the ship had several design faults that includes hull stability and engine problems.[9] There are 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] The Ivan Gren was accepted for service on 20 June 2018.

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[12] Northern Fleet Active
Pyotr Morgunov Major General Pyotr Morgunov Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad 11 June 2015[13] 25 May 2018[14] 2018[15] Black Sea Fleet Launched

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