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Kaliningrad. Photo from fotki.yandex.ru (user zhenalla)
Kaliningrad is a Project 775 Large Landing Ship (LLS)
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe ship was laid down in Gdansk (Poland) on May 31, 1984.
MILESTONESIn 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 the ship took part in BALTOPS international naval exercise
In 2006 the ship was in distant cruise at the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It visited ports of Tunis, Algeria, Spain and Portugal.
On June 17, 2009 the ship was deployed and paid calls at German port Kiel and Dutch port Den Helder.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 18 knots
Operational range: 6,000 miles at 12 knots
Crew: 87 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 4,080 tonnes
Length: 112.5 meters
Beam: 15 meters
Draft: 3.7 meters
PROPULSIONCODAD powerplant, two screws, total power is 19,200 shp
ARMAMENT2 coupled 57-mm gun mounts AK-725
2 launchers of MLRS A-215 Grad-M
4 launchers of MANPADS Strela-2
Capacity is up to 500 tonnes of armor vehicles and 225 marines