Russia’s Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren at sea for the first time
Picture taken on 06.25.2016. Source: RoyalJib / forums.airbase.ru
"The large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren went to the Baltic Sea for the first time at 10:30 local time [11:30 Moscow time]. The ship will pass at sea several days," Mikhailov said.
According to the spokesman, "the ship’s propulsion engines and radar, as well as its running characteristics will be tested".
On June 17, the large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren left the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad to arrive at the acceptance base in Baltiysk and start undergoing shipbuilders’ trials. The trials are expected to last through September. After that, the ship will start undergoing state trials. If they are successful, the ship will join Russia’s Navy.
The large amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren was laid down in December 2004 and floated out in May 2012. In October 2015, the ship started undergoing dock trials. The Yantar Shipyard will build another Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship Pyotr Morgunov on order of Russia’s Defense Ministry. The ship is planned to be delivered to the customer in 2018.
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