By TASS Russian news agency
The Project 11711E large landing ship is designed for landing missions and transportations. According to USC, the ship has a full displacement of 6,600 t. The naval platform is 135 m long and 16.5 m wide, and has a draught (with full displacement) of 3.8 m. The ship’s board is 11 m high.
The Project 11711E ship is powered by two DRRA-3700 diesel engines with a power output of 3,700 kW each. One PU100FM bow thrust assists the main powerplant. The naval platform produces an economical speed of 16 knots, a full speed of 18 knots, a cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles (at a speed of 16 knots), and an endurance of 30 days. The large landing ship is manned by a 100-strong crew.
The Project 11711E ships features high landing capacities. The naval platform can accommodate 300 servicemen, up to 13 heavy vehicles, up to 20 medium vehicles, or up to 30 automotive vehicles.
The Project 11711E large landing ship has been designed by the Nevskoe Design Bureau (a subsidiary of USC).
The Russian Navy now operates two Project 11711 (NATO reporting name: Ivan Gren-class) large landing ships. The type ship, ‘Ivan Gren’, was commissioned on June 20, 2018, while the first serial naval platform of this type, ‘Pyotr Morgunov’, was commissioned on December 23, 2020. The keels of two more Ivan Gren-class ships, ‘Vladimir Andreev’ and ‘Vasiliy Trushin’, were laid down on April 23, 2019. The Russian military intensively operates the Project 11711 ships: on May 23, the ‘Ivan Gren’ landed a naval infantry task force and BTR-80 and BTR-82A armored personnel exercises during an exercise.