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Yamal


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

Yamal is a Project 775 Large Landing Ship (LLS)

REGISTRATION

Black Sea Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The ship was built in Gdansk (Poland) in 1987; commissioned 1988. Initially, it was named BDK-67; on January 3, 2002 the ship was renamed into Yamal as in June 2001 administration of Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Region (Russian Federation) took patronage over the ship.

MILESTONES

In 1997 the ship took part in international exercise Peace Fairway 97

In 1998 it participated in international exercise Sea Breeze 98

In 1999 the ship transported Russian peacekeepers to Salonika (Greece)

In 2000 it took part in withdrawal of military hardware from Georgia

In June 2003 being a part of BSF task unit, the ship paid an official call at Port Said (Egypt)

In October 2003 it visited Greek island Corfu

In October 2008 the ship visited Greek ports Corfu, Suda, Pilos, Piraeus

PERFORMANCE

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

DIMENSIONS

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

PROPULSION

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

ARMAMENT

2 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