Yantar Shipyard launches the Peotr Morgunov landing ship (photo)
On 25 May 2018, Kaliningrad-based Yantar Shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Peotr Morgunov, landing ship of Project 11711, says press center of the Kaliningrad Region.
“The ship is named after soviet general-lieutenant Peotr Morgunov, the first USSR Cavalier of the Order of Nakhimov, 1st class”, said Aleksey Rodin, First Deputy Chairman of the Kaliningrad Region Government.
Landing ship Peotr Morgunov is the first serial ship of Project 11711 built for RF Defence Ministry. The contract was signed in September 2014 with the keel-laying ceremony held in June 2015.
The lead ship of the project named Ivan Gren was launched in May 2012. In the beginning of May 2018 the ship completed her sea trials.
The evolution of old Project 1171, the new Project 11711 was designed by Nevskoye Design Bureau. In the 60s-70s the shipyard built 14 ships of Project 1171.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8, 1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 160 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.