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Mitrofan Moskalenko. Photo by Ñarpenco from photofile.ru
Mitrofan Moskalenko is a Project 1174 Large Landing Ship (LLS).
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe ship was laid down in May, 1984 at Yantar shipyard (Kaliningrad). The construction was resumed in 1988. The ship was commissioned in March, 1991.
MILESTONESThe ship had 4 helicopters Ka-29 onboard. In 1990, the ship headed around the Scandinavian Peninsula for Severomorsk and became flagship of Northern Fleet 37-th Landing Ship Division.
Early in 90's, the ship took part in transportation of military cargoes during reduction of Baltic Fleet.
In 1994, the ship joined Atlantic Surface Ship Squadron.
In July 2001, the ship was transferred to NF Kola Flotilla.
In 2002, the ship was deactivated.
In 2006, the ship was decommissioned from Russian Navy.
In 2008, the ship was put up for sale.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 19 knots
Operational range: 6,000 miles
Crew: 239 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 8,260 tonnes
Length: 157 meters
Beam: 23.8 meters
Draft: 6.7 meters
PROPULSIONCOGAG, two screws, power is 18,000 shp
ARMAMENT1 coupled 76.2-mm gun mount AK-726
Osa-MA self-defense SAM system
4 Strela-3M MANPADS launchers
4 x 6-barreled 30-mm gun mounts AK-630
MS-73 Grad-M MLRS launcher
4 Ka-29 helicopters
Carrying capacity is 440 marines and 79 armor vehicles