The large landing ship of the 11711 project "Peter Morgunov" begins factory sea trials

According to JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation, the large landing ship (BDK) "Peter Morgunov" of project 11711, built for the Russian Navy at PJSC "Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding Plant"(part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in Kaliningrad, launched factory navigation tests.

The large landing ship of the 11711 project Peter Morgunov begins factory sea trials 925 001 The large amphibious assault ship (BDK) “Peter Morgunov” of project 11711, built for the Russian Navy (Picture source: JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation)

On December 13, 2019, the Peter Morgunov BDK went to sea from Baltiysk and began the implementation of the factory sea trials program. By agreement with the customer, the factory chassis will be combined with state tests.

According to the plans of shipbuilders, the Peter Morgunov BDK will be transferred to the customer in the first quarter of 2020, and not until the end of this, as previously planned.

Tests will be held at the test sites of the Baltic Sea. Verification of the operation of all systems and mechanisms of the ship will be carried out by the crew of the ship and the delivery team of the shipyard Yantar.

BDK "Peter Morgunov" is the second ship of the 11711 projects and the first serial after the lead BDK "Ivan Gren". Laid down in June 2015 of the year and launched on 25 on May 2018 of the year. The construction of the ship was carried out with delays since it was necessary to correct the mistakes made in the design of the lead ship. The head "Ivan Gren" was laid in the 2004 year, launched in 2012 and transferred to the fleet only in the 2018 year.

In terms of specifications, Peter Morgunov has a full load displacement of 6,600 tons, a total length of 135 metres and a beam of 16.5 metres. The ship has a cruising speed of 16 knots, offers a range of 3,500 nm and a maximum endurance of 30 days.

The project 11711 can accommodate up to 13 heavy vehicles, up to 20 medium vehicles, up to 30 trucks and has a maximum capacity of 300 people.

At present, the Yantar Shipyard is constructing two more BDKs, laid down in April for the improved 11711 project - Vladimir Andreev and Vasily Trushin. The deadlines for the delivery of ships are defined in 2023 and 2024 years.