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Ship BSF "Saratov" returned to service after repair


Large landing ship (BDK) "Saratov" - one of the oldest ships of the Black Sea fleet - after a repair that lasted almost a year, he again became a part of the constant readiness forces, said Captain First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev, chief of the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.

"In Sevastopol, completed a ten-month repair BDK" Saratov ". One of the oldest ships of the compound, which is the first in a series of 14 units of the 1171 project, became part of the forces of constant readiness. The ship has already conducted a checkout at sea and has successfully passed pre-departure checks, ”he said, according to ITAR-TASS.

It is expected that in the near future, as part of the rotation of forces, the BDK "Saratov" will become part of the permanent naval compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

BDK project 1171 "Voronezh Komsomol member" was accepted into the USSR Navy in 1966 year. In 2003, the ship received a new name - "Saratov".
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  1. vorobey
    vorobey 18 February 2014 10: 48
    I'm even more than sure that it will not go empty.
    1. alex-s
      alex-s 18 February 2014 11: 10
      That's right, but why bring some air when Syria needs help! good
      1. Hans grohman
        Hans grohman 18 February 2014 21: 57
        Pleased with the news! Rhinos come back, and shouted that everything went to waste.
  2. ikken
    ikken 18 February 2014 10: 54
    Well done! Good news.
    Still, the new ones would be put into operation, and not only the old ones were being repaired.
  3. Andrey57
    Andrey57 18 February 2014 10: 58
    If the BDK is to be driven empty to Mediterranean, then it is not at all clear what is the use of it there, and given the fact that the BDK there often "changes on a rotational basis", then it is clear that a streamlined conveyor for the supply of weapons and ammunition to Syria will be and continue to work, which is wonderful, you have to "please" your friends-mattress with something laughing
  4. 120352
    120352 18 February 2014 12: 58
    Something this fleet veteran (38 years old) painfully resembles a cargo ship. Arms are not visible. Only color from the Navy.
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 18 February 2014 13: 10
      Quote: 120352
      this veteran of the fleet (38 years old) painfully resembles a cargo ship. Arms not visible

      We wrote one line and made two mistakes! Firstly, since 66th it is 48 years old, and secondly, even in this photo one can see a "double-barreled gun" in front of the captain's bridge, and it also has hail. So the pirates will be brushed aside.
    2. AVV
      AVV 18 February 2014 21: 07
      Quote: 120352
      Something this fleet veteran (38 years old) painfully resembles a cargo ship. Arms are not visible. Only color from the Navy.

      Each ship has its own task, this is precisely the cargo landing ship !!!
  5. Duke
    Duke 18 February 2014 13: 19
    Large amphibious ships of project 1171 "Tapir"
    Main characteristics
    2000 t displacement (empty)
    3400 t (normal)
    4360 t (full)
    113,1 m length (longest)
    Width 15,6 m (largest)
    Draft 4,5 m (at full displacement)
    2 diesel engines
    M-58A (pr. 1171 mod. I and pr. 1171 mod. II)
    M-58A-3 (project 1171 mod. III)
    M-58A-4 (project 1171 mod. IV)
    Power 2 × 9000 l. with.
    Mover 2 × VFSh
    17 nodes travel speed
    Cruising range 2000 miles (15,5 knots)
    Autonomy of swimming for 15 days (pr. 1171 mod. I and pr. 1171 mod. II)
    20 days (pr. 1171 mod. III and pr. 1171 mod. IV)
    Crew 55 people (5 officers)
    Navigation weapons 1-2 × radar "Don"
    Radio-electronic weapons complex of electronic warfare equipment "Slabying"
    Artillery 1 × ZIF-31B
    2 × 2M-3M (pr. 1171 mod. IV)
    Missile weapons 2 × A-215 Grad-M (pr. 1171 mod. III and pr. 1171 mod. IV)
    2 × MANPADS "Strela-3" or
    3 × MANPADS "Strela-3" (Project 1171 mod. I)
  6. moremansf
    moremansf 18 February 2014 13: 51
    Good news!!!
    It is a pity that they did not do the same with BDK pr.1174.

    The BDK of the 1174 project is the most spacious in the Russian Navy. In their capabilities, they are comparable to the Mistral-type universal landing ships purchased in France. The lead ship of this project - BDK "Ivan Rogov" - was cut in the 1996 year, another - "Alexander Nikolaev" - has rotted since the 1997 year in the Pacific Fleet.

    BDK pr 1174 can take on board up to 50 tanks, 80 armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles or 120 trucks. Six landing boats are placed in the dock chamber (Mistral has four) either three hovercraft (Mistral has two). The ship carries four Ka-29 transport and attack helicopters.

    In the photo: Twindek BDK pr.1174.
  7. Duke
    Duke 18 February 2014 13: 54
    SM-24-ZIF: main characteristics
    Caliber, mm
    Barrel length, klb
    HV angle, hail
    -10 / + 85
    Angle GN, hail
    + 200
    Maximum guidance speed, deg / s:
    Weight, kg:
    Rate of fire, rds / min
    Projectile weight, kg
    Muzzle velocity, m / s
    Firing range, m
  8. Leshka
    Leshka 18 February 2014 17: 05
    have a good swim
  9. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 18 February 2014 17: 54
    Seven feet and more hiking with payload.
  10. alone
    alone 18 February 2014 21: 15
    Of course, it was repaired well. Only a quite reasonable question arises: was it possible to build a new one? The ship is already 48 years old. If he spoke like a man, he would probably say: "Good people. Let me go, I already want to rest!" crying
    1. PLO
      PLO 19 February 2014 00: 07
      it’s possible to build, only the Moscow region has been pulling a cat for 10 years with Gren’s eggs;