Friday, September 25, 2009


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.

Large Landing Ship "BDK-46" was built by Stocznia Polnocna, Gdansk, Poland. Completed 17 Apr 1987, commissioned 1987.

From 1987 this ship has name "BDK-46", in 2002 was renamed and from 02 Apr 2002 to present moment have name "Novocherkassk".

Source: Black Sea Fleet

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