Project 775 Ropucha Large Landing Ship (Bol'shoy Desatnyy Korabl' - BDK) is a
beachable, general-purpose LST-type design with bow and stern ramps for unloading
vehicles. A slightly smaller successor to the Alligator class, they were all built
in Poland three distinct production runs.
Large Landing Ship BDK-46 laid
down at the Stocznia Polnocna Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland (yard No.775/24), launched
on 17 April 1987, commissioned on 30 November 1987 and was assigned to the Black
From 07 April 2002 - Novocherkassk.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (18 kts), 3500 nmi (16 kts), 4000 nmi (12 kts)|
hp Zgoda-Sulzer 16ZVB40/48 diesels, 2 fixed pitch propellers, 2 stern retractable
azimuth thrusters, 3x750 kW diesel generators |
57 mm AK-725 (2200 rounds) – MR-103 Bars fire control system|
2x40 122 mm MS-73
Grad-M launchers (320 rounds) – Groza-1171 fire control system
(on some ships 4x4) Strela or 9M38 Igla SAM system (9M39) launchers
air/surface search radar, Mius navigation radar|
main battle tanks and 340 troops or 12 BTR and 340 troops or 3 main battle tanks,
3 2S9 Nona-S, 5 MT-LB, 4 army trucks and 313 troops or 500 tons of cargo|
|Complement:||98 (17 officers)|