A dozen Russian Navy’s landing ships spotted off Crimea

A dozen Russian Navy’s landing ships spotted off Crimea

According to a VK post published by Военный Осведомитель on 3 March 2022, a video was published showing a dozen Russian landing ships off the coast of Crimea which could be, among others, Ropucha-class and Ivan Gren-class landing ships.

The Ivan Gren class, Russian designation Project 11711, is a class of landing ships 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.

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.

The amphibious assault ship can also transport a reinforced marine infantry company with organic military hardware and land it with the use of pontoons.

The Ivan Gren class is armed with one 30 mm AK-630M-2 automatic cannon, two 30 mm AK-630 guns, and two 14.5 mm KPV type heavy machine guns.

Source: navyrecognition