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Kaliningrad


Kaliningrad. Photo from fotki.yandex.ru (user zhenalla)

Kaliningrad is a Project 775 Large Landing Ship (LLS)

REGISTRATION

Baltic Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The ship was laid down in Gdansk (Poland) on May 31, 1984.

MILESTONES

In 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.

PERFORMANCE

Speed: 18 knots
Operational range: 6,000 miles at 12 knots
Crew: 87 men

DIMENSIONS

Displacement: 4,080 tonnes
Length: 112.5 meters
Beam: 15 meters
Draft: 3.7 meters

PROPULSION

CODAD powerplant, two screws, total power is 19,200 shp

ARMAMENT

2 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