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Alexander Shabalin is a Project 775 Large Landing Ship (LLS)
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe ship was built in Gdansk (Poland) in 1985; commissioned in 1986. Initially, it was named BDK-110.
MILESTONESOn April 10, 2009 cable routing ignited at machinery hold. The ship was under scheduled repair at Yantar shipyard. The fire moved to cooling section; about 5 square meters scorched. The fire was extinguished by 12 fire trucks and 42 firefighters.
In April 2009 during mail checking, a birthday card was found with 9 pieces of pressed marijuana stuck inside. A criminal case was initiated.
PERFORMANCESpeed: 18 knots
Operational range: 6,000 miles at 12 knots
Crew: 87 men
DIMENSIONSDisplacement: 4,080 tonnes
Length: 112.5 meters
Beam: 15 meters
Draft: 3.7 meters
PROPULSIONCODAD powerplant, two screws, total power is 19,200 shp
ARMAMENT2 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