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The large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Caesar Kunikov" before the march

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Value fleet for Sevastopol it is impossible to overestimate. The city, which was built by A.V. Suvorov on the shores of the Akhtiar Bay as a base for Russian warships, by definition, is forever connected with them. In our time, too, if not everything, then a lot is connected with the fleet in Sevastopol.
Today we will visit the large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Caesar Kunikov", which I visited at the invitation of the command of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation on the eve of his march to participate in the spring activation of the Black Sea Naval Operational Interaction Group (ChVMG OV) "Bleksfor".




BDK Caesar Kunikov

2. This is the first photo report from a large cycle about the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation based in Sevastopol.
In the report you will be able to learn about the warship itself, and to go inside it, having studied the armament, the premises and all that is hidden by the steel sides of the "Caesar Kunikov"



BDK Caesar Kunikov

3. “Caesar Kunikov” (BDK-64) - a large landing ship of Project 775. The landing craft of this project, by design, is a multi-deck, flat-bottomed landing ship of the ocean zone with a forecastle and a developed aft superstructure. By design, it refers to ships made using the Ro-Ro system - with tank a deck that runs along the entire length of the ship. Its main purpose is the reception from the equipped or unequipped shore of tracked, wheeled and any military transport equipment and infantry units, transporting them by sea and landing both on the equipped and unequipped coast with a small slope of the bottom through an open bow device, as well as receiving from water , transportation by sea and launching of floating equipment through an open bow or stern device.
BDK "Caesar Kunikov" is part of the 197-th brigade of landing ships and is onboard number 158. Four BDK are based in Sevastopol - in addition to Caesar Kunikov, this is Novocherkassk, Yamal and Azov.
In 2008, the ship took part in the fighting of the Black Sea Fleet during the war in South Ossetia. 10 August 2008 was the flagship of the group of Russian ships (BDK "Caesar Kunikov", BDK "Saratov", MRK "Mirage" and MPK "Suzdalets"), which took the sea battle with a group of Georgian boats



BDK Caesar Kunikov

4. Since the ship is a fighting one and operating it is not so easy to get on it. A fighter of the antiterrorist group is on duty round the clock at the ramp, which ensures the safety of the warship both at the port of registry and when entering the ports of foreign states.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

5. We have with us a special admission of the command of the Black Sea Fleet command, but nevertheless it takes a little more time to observe all the formalities of the duty officers on board the BDK. Finally we are allowed to climb aboard.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

6. BDK "Caesar Kunikov" was built in Gdansk (Poland) (serial number 775 / 23). 30 entered into force on September 1986 g. And entered the Black Sea Fleet.
10 May 1989 The ship was renamed and received a new name - "Caesar Kunikov".
At present, the large landing ship Caesar Kunikov is part of the 197 Brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet's amphibious assault ships and actively participates in exercises and combat training activities of the fleet.

The large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Caesar Kunikov" before the march


BDK Caesar Kunikov

7. The commander of the ship is captain 2 of the rank of Alex Bezolyuk



BDK Caesar Kunikov

8. The ship has a displacement of 4080 tons, the length of 118 meters and can reach speeds up to 18 nodes. Its capacity is up to 500 tons of vehicles and cargo and 225 paratroopers.
The ship can be used for setting minefields, for the delivery of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of people from dangerous areas. In addition, the amphibious assault ship can be used for military shipments, providing ships and fleet parts at distribution points.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

9. As a weapon, BDK "Caesar Kunikov" has two paired 57-mm AK-725 gun mounts, which allow firing at sea, air and coastal targets. On the photo - nasal installation



BDK Caesar Kunikov

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BDK Caesar Kunikov

11. In addition, the ship is equipped with two 20 mm 122 mm volley fire systems A-215 Grad-M. In the photo, the MC-73 deck launcher (MC-73М) with a deck-mounted charging device, as well as a flame arrester protecting the deck and personnel from the flames that occur during the launch of missiles



BDK Caesar Kunikov

12. Salyutnaya gun. It is used to produce the salute of nations in cases stipulated by the protocol (visits to ports with an official visit, meeting of high-ranking officials)



BDK Caesar Kunikov

13. Aft 57-mm gun mount AK-725



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15. Post manual control of artillery installation AK-725



BDK Caesar Kunikov

16. Aim



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19. Intercom station artillery installation control



BDK Caesar Kunikov

20. The bridge. Here are navigator and wheelhouse - the place of control of the ship and the watch of personnel during the cruise of the ship.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

21. Steering wheel "Caesar Kunikova"



BDK Caesar Kunikov

22. Cabin-company. At the time of the activation of the Black Sea Naval Operational Interaction Group (ChVMG OV) “Blackformer” there will be an operational headquarters here. The fact is that the command of this international unit is each year transferred to the participating countries in turn. In August last year, the Russian side joined the command of Bleksifor and during the spring activation of 2012, the Caesar Kunikov DBK was the flagship of ChVMG
At the usual time, there are meetings of the command of the ship with the officers, as well as the meal officers of the ship.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

23. The crocodile is the symbol of "Caesar Kunikov" and is depicted on his coat of arms.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

24. Cabin commander "Bleksfor" captain 1 rank Yuri Zemsky. His future workplace is ....



BDK Caesar Kunikov

25. .. and a place to rest



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26. Work phone.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

27. The corridors inside the ship are separated by watertight bulkheads designed to block compartments in case of holes in order to avoid flooding the ship.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

28. Galley.
It depends on this person how the crew will be fed.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

29. Dining team



BDK Caesar Kunikov

30. Samples of cutlery. Other devices are not allowed.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

31. One of the team quarters.
Here is the antiterrorist group, with one of whose representatives we have already met at the ramp.
The antiterrorist group is recruited from a separate brigade of marines of the Black Sea Fleet to ensure the safety of the ship when parked in foreign ports and during the passage of torrential zones and other narrows.
The fighters sleep in three-tiered beds. It also houses their uniforms and special equipment.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

32. Group radio stations



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33. Single shoulder to shoulder



BDK Caesar Kunikov

34. Now the guys have free time and they watch a movie on a DVD player.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

35. Tvindek or tank hold is located at the bottom of the ship.
BDK "Caesar Kunikov" can be used with different loading options: 150 man landing and 10 type T-55 tanks with crew in 40 man; 12 amphibious tank PT-76 with crew in 36 man. The ship is able to carry cargo weighing 650 t over a distance of 4700 miles and swim in all non-freezing seas and oceans without restrictions.
The landing party is placed in a tank hold of 95 m length and can be landed on an equipped, unequipped coast or on a sea surface at sea conditions up to 4 points and wind strength up to 5 points. The personnel of the landing is located in several cabins and 4-local officer cabins.
The landing is carried out with the help of a nasal landing device, which includes a nose gate and a ramp. The landing with non-floating technical equipment can be carried out directly on the equipped or unequipped coast with a minimum slope of the bottom 2 – 3 degrees. The presence of a nasal ramp and aft gate allows you to connect several ships to create a kind of "bridge"



BDK Caesar Kunikov

36. Fire extinguishing system



BDK Caesar Kunikov

37. Post energy and vitality. From here, the power plant of the ship is controlled, speed, etc. Entry here is strictly prohibited, but an exception is made for us.



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39. Ship governor



BDK Caesar Kunikov

40. Descent to the department of diesel generators



BDK Caesar Kunikov

41. The engine of the ship.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

42. Commands in case of emergency situations in the engine compartment. The number of beeps (number of knocks) that are used in case of an emergency when communication is lost is indicated.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

43. Reflection of other ships of the 197 Brigade in the plate of "Caesar Kunikov"



BDK Caesar Kunikov

44. 2 hours on the ship flew by. At the exit is the same fighter



BDK Caesar Kunikov

45. On the morning of April 5 2012 of the year, giving up the moorings, the BDK "Caesar Kunikov" left Sevastopol and headed for the Romanian Constanza, where the official launch of the Black Sea Naval Operations Team (ChVMG OV) "Blacksfor" was today.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

46. The exercise will be attended by the frigate of the Turkish Navy Yavuz, the naval minesweeper of the Ukrainian Navy Cherkasy, the BDK Caesar Kunikov, the small rocket ships of the Black Sea Fleet Mirage and Shtil, the rescue tug Shakhtar, the hydrographic ship GS-86. The ships of the multinational force in practice will work out the elements of an unscheduled collection of ČVMG to solve the suddenly arisen task of assisting a ship in distress.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

47. It is expected that the spring activation of Bleksifor will last until 24 of April. The ships of the Black Sea countries except for Constanta will visit Sevastopol and Istanbul



BDK Caesar Kunikov

48. For reference: the Black Sea Naval Operational Interaction Group “Blackseafor” was established on 2 on April 2001 in Istanbul. The Black Sea countries - Bulgaria, Georgia, the Russian Federation, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine, expressing “readiness to contribute to regional security and stability and strengthening good-neighborly relations”, agreed to form an international ship connection. The goals of its creation were the further strengthening of friendship, good relations and mutual trust among the littoral states of the Black Sea.



BDK Caesar Kunikov

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BDK Caesar Kunikov
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  1. Sarus
    Sarus April 12 2012 09: 05
    +1
    Very beautiful ship.
    I wish all our sailors 7 feet under the keel ...
  2. Olegovich
    Olegovich April 12 2012 09: 55
    +1
    Great selection! The ship is in order, it is clear that the attitude to technology is careful. May God grant our sailors health and good spirits.
  3. mishan
    mishan April 12 2012 11: 43
    +3
    The ship, of course, is not new, and the equipment at the post of energy and survivability is a bit old. But everything is well-groomed and in working condition everywhere, well done sailors!
    1. Drednout
      Drednout April 22 2012 19: 29
      +1
      Mishan, the Navy doesn’t have any other way, even in the most difficult times.
      Quote: Mishan
      But everything is well maintained and in working condition.
  4. vostok
    vostok April 12 2012 12: 03
    +1
    Great ship, who said that our fleet is aging.
  5. ward
    ward April 12 2012 12: 15
    +1
    That's exactly what the ship looks like ... A Russian military ship ... no show-offs ... they just do their job ... they defend their homeland ...
  6. bamboo
    bamboo April 12 2012 16: 39
    +1
    beautiful ship !!!! well done !!))
  7. hauptmannzimermann
    hauptmannzimermann April 12 2012 16: 42
    +4
    Well done Chernomortsy, good luck guys and 7 feet. But the "comrades" who are engaged in outfitting need to stuff their faces. They could at least equip the marine unit normally, the bulletproof vest is old. sample form is worn out etc. To equip all officials in such equipment, maybe they would wiser. drinks
  8. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 April 12 2012 20: 05
    +1
    Once again I am convinced that a battleship is the most complex mechanism! To the author - respect and "+". smile
    But only the sources of Sevastopol and the Chenomorsk fleet were Prince Potemkin-Tauride, and not Suvorov ... wink Well, yes, however, this inaccuracy did not at all spoil the general positive mood from the publication ... smile
  9. kontrzasada20
    kontrzasada20 April 12 2012 22: 16
    +1
    The article is useful and necessary.
  10. Vanek
    Vanek April 13 2012 07: 06
    +1
    41. The engine of the ship.

    A HEART.