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   Large Landing Ship "Orsk"

Project 1171 / Alligator Class

The Project 1171 Tapir Large Landing Ship (Bol'shoy Desatnyy Korabl' BDK) is a beachable, general-purpose LST-type design with bow and stern ramps for unloading vehicles. Produced in at least four different types beginning in 1966, there are numerous variations in detail between units. Many have been retired, and remaining units may be in reserve, given the Russian Navy's decreased emphasis on amphibious operations.

Large Landing Ship "Orsk" was built by Yantar Zavod, Kaliningrad. Laid down 30 Aug 1967, completed 29 Feb 1968, commissioned on 05 Dec 1968.

From 30 Aug 1967 this ship has name "BDK-69", in 2002 was renamed and from 20 Oct 2002 to present moment have name "Orsk".

Builder:Yantar Zavod, Kaliningrad
Year: 1968
Displacement: 4,650 tons full load
Speed:16,5 knots
Range:10,000 miles at 15 kts
Dimensions: 113.1 x 15.6 x 4.5 meters/371.1 x 51.2 x 14.7 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 9,000 hp, 2 shafts
Crew: 55
Cargo: 300 troops + 1,500 tons including about 20 tanks and various trucks or 40 AFV's

3 SA-N-5 Grail launchers manual aiming

Guns: 1 dual 57 mm/70 DP
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