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Project 775
Ropucha class
Tank Landing ship

The 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. The last three units were an improved version with some variations in detail. Many have been retired, and remaining units may be in reserve, given the Russian Navy's decreased emphasis on amphibious operations.

The class is not particularly well-characterized in the literature, and while all indicated names and numbers have been reported, the association of designations with the construction chronology is entirely conjectural, apart from the three Project 775M units.

Specifications

Designer:
Builder: Stocznia Polnocna, Gdansk, Poland.
Displacement (tons): 2,200 tons standard
3,200-4,360 tons full load
Speed (kts): 16-18 knots
Dimensions (m): 112.5-113.0 meters long
14.9-15 meters beam
2.9-3.7 meters draft
Speed (kts): 18 knots
Propulsion: 2 dies. turbines; 2 props., 19'200 hp; 6'100 n.m/18 kts
Crew: 98 crew + 225 marines + tracks + tanks
Armament:
Missiles:
  • 4 x 8 Strela (SS-N-3)
  • Grad missile system
  • Guns:
  • 2 x 2 AK-726 DP (2 x 76 mm)
  • 2 x 6 AK-630 gattl. AA
    (6 x 30 mm; r: 6'000rds/m/mount)
  • 1 AK-176 (76 mm)
  • Cargo: 482 tons, approx 230 troops

    Class Listing

    UnitShipyardFleetChronologyNotes
    #numberName Laid Down Launched Comm. Stricken
    1BDK-14Gdansk1975? scrapped
    2BDK-32Gdansk1975? scrapped
    3BDK-43Gdansk1976? scrapped
    4BDK-45Gdansk1976? scrapped
    5BDK-46Gdansk1976? scrapped
    6BDK-47Gdansk1977? scrapped
    7BDK-55Gdansk1977? scrapped
    8BDK-58Gdansk1977? scrapped
    9BDK-60Gdansk1978? scrapped
    10BDK-67Gdansk1978? scrapped
    11Gdansk19781980 to Yemen
    12BDK-91Gdansk1982? in reserve
    13BDK-98Gdansk1982? in reserve
    14BDK-105Gdansk1983? in reserve
    15BDK-121Aleksandr ShabalinGdansk1983
    16BDK-182BobruiskGdansk1983
    17BDK-200Mukhatar AvezovGdansk1984
    18BDK-Nikolay KoraskovGdansk1984
    19BDK-Tsesar Kunikov Gdansk1984
    20BDK-Konstantin OlshanskyGdansk1985
    21BDK-54GdanskBLACK1990Project 775M
    22BDK-11GdanskPAC1991Project 775M
    23BDK-122GdanskBALTIC1991Project 775M

    Ropucha I

    Ropucha II

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