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

Orsk is a Project 1171 Large Landing Ship (LLS).


Black Sea Fleet


The ship was laid down on August 30, 1967 at Yantar shipyard (Kaliningrad) under the name of BDK-69; launched on February 29, 1968; commissioned on December 5, 1968. The ship was renamed into Orsk on October 20, 2002.


Through its service in the Navy, the ship was deployed 11 times, participated in exercises Ocean, Yug-71, Krym-79, Zapad-81, Shield-83.

Being deployed at the zone of conflicts in Middle East, it transported peacekeepers to Yugoslavia; delivered humanitarian cargo to Guinea, Syria, and Bulgaria.

In 1990-ies the ship took part in evacuation of refugees from the zone of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict.

In August 2000 it performed 4 voyages from loading terminal Gonio (near Batumi) to discharge terminal Utrishenok (near Novorossiysk) carrying a part of armament and weapons of Russian force based in Transcaucasia.

In 2004 the ship was laid up for reconditioning repair at Tuapse shipyard. As of late 2008, the ship is being prepared for course tasks before recommission into Black Sea Fleet.


Speed: 16.5 knots
Operational range: 10,000 miles at 15 knots
Crew: 55 men


Displacement: 4,650 tonnes
Length: 113.1 meters
Beam: 15.6 meters
Draft: 4.5 meters


CODAD powerplant, two screws, power is 9,000 shp


1 coupled 57-mm gun mount ZIF-31B
Capacity is up to 1,500 tonnes of armor vehicles and cargo