On the final days of 2020, December 23, the Russian Navy received another landing ship, the Pyotr Morgunov.
The Pyotr Morgunov is the second ship of the Ivan Gren class. The contract for the ship’s construction was signed in September 2014, and the ship was laid down in June 2015. The ship was launched in May 2018.
The Ivan Gren class, the name of 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. Since April 2019, Yantar Shipyard has been building two more landing ships of the modified design of Project 11711: Vladimir Andreyev and Vasily Trushin. Compared to the initial Project 11711 design, they will have bigger displacement and will carry several helicopters.
Pyotr Morgunov has a length of 120 meters (393 ft 8 in), a beam of 16 meters (52 ft 6 in), and a full load displacement of 6,600 tons.
Most of the internal volumes of the hull are given for the placement of the landing force and its equipment. The rear deck is designed with a helipad and a hangar in front of it. The ro-ro ship has a bow to stern through passage for armor. The hull and superstructure are made of steel.
The ship has bow doors with internal ramp to disembark vehicles to perform the attack across the beach. Also there is a rear ramp which is used by onboard fast landing craft. The ship has a 16-ton crane to load cargo.
The Russian military amphibious ship is equipped with two diesel engines, developing 5,000 shp each. Movement and maneuverability are provided by a pair of propellers and a bow thruster.
The ship is capable of a speed of 18 knots and has a cruising range of up to 3,500 nmi at 16 knots. The endurence time at sea without resupply is 30 days, and the crew comprises a hundred men.
The Pyotr Morgunov can carry 13 tanks or 36 armored personnel carriers. The marine strength is 300-380 men. The ships can carry 1500 tons of cargo instead of the landing force. Equipment or other cargo is fed into the hold through a hatch in the upper deck or under its own power along the bow and stern ramps. Disembarkation is carried out only through the ramps.
It can carry one-two Ka-29 helicopters or Ka-52K. Also Pyotr Morgunov has a total of 2 or 3 landing craft.
|Displacement:||6,600 tons full load|
|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|
|Armament:||1 × 30 mm AK-630M-2 gun 2 × 30 mm AK-630 guns 2 × 14.5 mm KPV type gun|
|Aviation facilities:||Hangar for 2 Ka-27 ASW or Ka-29 transport-attack helicopters|