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Alexander Nikolayev

Alexander Nikolayev. Photo from savok.name

Alexander Nikolayev is a Project 1174 Large Landing Ship (LLS).


Pacific Fleet


The ship was laid down in March, 1976 at Yantar shipyard (Kaliningrad); commissioned in 1982.


Since October 17, 1983 till February 27, 1984 the ship carried out a cruise to Vladivostok having doubled Europe, Africa and Asia and visited ports of Luanda (Angola), Victoria (Socotra Island), Maputo (Mozambique) and Madras (India).

In 2006, the ship was decommissioned from Russian Navy.

In 2008, the ship was put up for sale.


Speed: 21 knots
Operational range: 4,000 miles
Crew: 250 men


Total displacement: 14,000 tonnes
Length: 157 meters
Beam: 24 meters
Draft: 6.7 meters


COGAG, two M8K gas turbines, two screws


Osa-M SAM launcher
Grad-M MLRS launcher
76-mm gun mount AK-726
4 x 30-mm gun mounts AK-630
May carry up to 50 tanks or up to 80 APCs and ICVs or up to 120 trucks; 3-6 landing cutters of different projects; 4 Ka-29 helicopters
Troop capacity is 500 marines