The Russian Navy’s first Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711E) large landing ship was commissioned at the service’s Baltiysk naval base in Kaliningrad on 20 June.
Ivan Gren will be based with the the Northern Fleet. It is the first of two vessels in the class being built by Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad.
Construction of the lead ship began in December 2004, but funding and technical issues significantly delayed the programme and the ship took almost 14 years to complete.
Displacing 6,600 tonnes, with an overall length of 120 m, a 16.5 m beam, and a 3.8 m draft, Ivan Gren has a top speed of 18 kt, a range of 3,500 n miles at 16 kt, and an endurance of 30 days.
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