Yantar shipyard, based in Kaliningrad-Russia, on Friday successfully launched Project 11711 large landing ship named Ivan Gren. The first ship in the class was laid down on 23 December 2004. The hull of the Ivan Gren was completed by the end of November.
The ship is designed for landing operations, transportation of combat vehicles and equipment. Ivan Gren is capable to carry 13 main battle tanks (up to 60 tons each), or armored personnel carriers/infantry fighting vehicles (up to 36), or 300 marines.
World Maritime News Staff, May 21, 2012; Image: Yantar shipyard