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Novocherkassk. Photo by A. Brichevsky (flot.sevastopol.info)

Novocherkassk is a Project 775 Large Landing Ship (LLS)


Black Sea Fleet


The ship was built in Gdansk (Poland); launched on April 17, 1987. Initially, the ship was named BDK-46; on April 7, 2002 it was renamed into Novocherkassk in honor of the city taken patronage over the ship.


Till 1990 it repeatedly took part in various exercises

Since 1990 till 2007 the ship was on standby

Late 2008 it passed recommissioning trials at Black Sea Fleet. Early 2009 it carried out course task K-1, successfully completed all elements of K-2 and started sea trials.


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


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


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


2 coupled 57-mm gun mounts AK-725
MANPADS Strela-2 launchers
Capacity is up to 500 tonnes of armor vehicles and 225 marines