Tour of the large Landing Ship
What does it mean for the fleet of Sevastopol, it is hardly necessary to say. The city, which was built in the bays Ahtiarskoy harbor as a base for the Russian warships, already, by definition, is forever associated with them. Here in our time with the fleet in Sevastopol is connected, if not all, very much ...
Today, we are with you will visit the large landing ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation "Caesar Kunikov", which I visited at the invitation of Command Russian Black Sea Fleet on the eve of his campaign to participate in the spring activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (CHVMG RH) "BLACKSEAFOR ".
In a report, you can learn both about the warship, and go inside it, having studied weapons, space and all that is hidden steel beads "Caesar Kunikova"
"Caesar Kunikov" (BR-64) - a large landing ship of Project 775. The landing ship of this project, the construction is mnogopalubnym, flat-bottomed landing ship of ocean zones with forecastle and developed aft superstructure. By design, it applies to vessels made in the system "Ro-Ro" - with a tank deck that runs the entire length of the ship. Its main purpose is to receive from the equipped and unequipped coast tracked, wheeled and any military transport equipment and infantry units, transporting them by sea and landing, both equipped and unequipped coast with a small slope bottom through the open nasal device, as well as the reception of water, sea transport and launching floating equipment through the open bow or stern unit. BBC "Caesar Kunikov" is part of the 197th brigade of amphibious ships and is hull number 158. In Sevastopol based four BDK - in addition to "Caesar Kunikova" 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. August 10, 2008 was the flagship of a group of Russian ships (BDK "Caesar Kunikov" BDK "Saratov" RTO "Mirage" and the IPC "Suzdalets"), who took the naval battle with a group of Georgian boats
Because the ship is fighting and acting, there is not so easy on him. At the ladder is on duty around the clock fighter counterterrorism group that ensures the safety of the warship like the parking lot at the port of registry, and when calling at foreign ports.
and I have a special admission Command Russian Black Sea Fleet, but nonetheless, a little time spent on complying with all the formalities officer on duty on board the BDK. Finally we are allowed to get on board.
BDK "Caesar Kunikov" was built in Gdansk (Poland) (factory №775 / 23). The operation took 30 September 1986 and became a member of the Black Sea Fleet.
May 10, 1989 the ship was renamed and given a new name - "Caesar Kunikov".
Currently, a large landing ship "Caesar Kunikov" is part of the 197th brigade of amphibious ships of the Black Sea Fleet and is actively used in combat training exercises and fleet.
The commander - Captain 2nd Rank Alexei Bezolyuk
The ship has a displacement of 4080 tons, a length of 118 meters and can reach a speed of 18 knots. Its capacity is up to 500 tons of goods and appliances and 225 airborne. The ship can be used for productions of minefields, to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate people from dangerous areas. In addition, the landing craft can be used for military transport, maintenance of ships and naval units in dispersed locations based
As weapons BBC "Caesar Kunikov" has two twin 57-mm gun mount AK-725, allowing you to fire on sea, air and shore targets. In the photo - the bow installation
Furthermore, the ship is equipped with two 20 mm-122 tistvolnymi volley fire systems A-215 "Grad-M". The photo deck launcher MS 73 (MS-73m) with underdeck the charging device, and the flame arrestor to protect personnel and the deck of the flame, which occurs during starting of missiles
Salyutna gun. It is used production salute in cases stipulated by the protocol (to visit the ports on an official visit, a meeting of officials of high rank officials)
57 mm aft gun mounts AK-725
manual post gun mount AK-725
Intercom gun mount control station
the navigating bridge. Here are the navigational and wheelhouse - place control of the vessel and Watchkeeping personnel during the ship's voyage.
Helm "Caesar Kunikova"
wardroom. At the time of activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (CHVMG RH) "BLACKSEAFOR" here will settle the operational headquarters. The fact that the command of this International Union each year in turn transmitted member countries. The Russian side in August last year has entered a command "BLACKSEAFOR" and during the spring activation 2012 DBK "Caesar Kunikov" is the flagship CHVMG. In ordinary times, there are meetings with the command of the ship officers, as well as eating the ship's officers.
The crocodile is the symbol of "Caesar Kunikova" and depicted on its coat of arms.
Cabin Commander "BLACKSEAFOR" Captain 1 rank Yury Zemsky. His future workplace ...
... and a place to rest
The corridors inside the ship divided by watertight bulkheads, designed to block the compartments in the event of holes in order to prevent flooding of the ship.
Galley. From this person depends on how the crew will be nourished
The dining room team
Samples of cutlery. Other devices are not allowed
One of forecastles team. There is a group of anti-terror, with one of the representatives of which we have already encountered at the gangway.
Antiterror recruited from the separate brigade of marines Black Sea Fleet and is used to ensure the safety of the ship while docked in a foreign port and at pass heavy zones and other narrows.
The fighters sleep on a three-tiered beds. It also placed their clothing and special equipment.
Double-breasted's jacket shoulder to shoulder
Now the boys free time and they are watching a movie on a DVD-player
tweendeck hold or tank located in the lowest part of the vessel.
BDK "Caesar Kunikov" can be used in various embodiments, load: 150 assault tanks 10 and T-55 with a crew of 40 people; 12 floating PT-76 with a crew of 36 tanks. The ship is able to carry a weight of 650 tons over a distance of 4,700 miles and swim in all ice-free seas and oceans without restrictions. Landing placed in the hold tank 95 m long and can be planted in equipped, unequipped coast or on the sea surface at the sea state up to 4 points and a wind force up to 5 points. The personnel of the landing is located a few Kubrick and 4-bed cabins officer.
The landing is performed via the nose landing device, which includes nasal gate and ramp. The landing of the non-floating technique can be performed directly on equipped or unequipped coast bottom with a minimum slope of 2-3 degrees. The presence of the bow ramp and stern gate allows you to connect several ships to create a kind of "bridge"
Fire extinguishing system vessel
Fasting energy and vitality. Hence it is managed the ship's propulsion plant is regulated by the speed, and so on. D. Login here is strictly forbidden, but we make an exception.
Regulator ship travel
Descent to the diesel generator compartment
The engine of the ship.
in the event of emergency teams in the engine compartment. Indicates the number of audio signals (the number of knock) which are used in case of emergency in case of loss of communication.
The reflection of the other ships 197th Brigade plate "Caesar Kunikova"
2 hours on the ship flew by. At the output is still the same fighter
On the morning of April 5, 2012, cast off, BBC "Caesar Kunikov" left Sevastopol and headed for the Romanian Constanta, where they held the official start of the activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (CHVMG RH) "BLACKSEAFOR".
The exercise will be attended by a frigate of the Turkish Navy, "Yavuz" sea mine sweeper of the Ukrainian Navy "Cherkasy" BBC "Caesar Kunikov" small missile ships of the Black Sea Fleet, "Mirage" and "Calm", rescue tug "Miner", the hydrographic vessel GS -86. Ships of the multinational force to practice elements of unscheduled CHVMG collection to solve the problem suddenly arose to assist the vessel in distress
It is expected that the activation of the spring "BLACKSEAFOR" will last until April 24. Ships of the Black Sea countries, except for Constanta, to visit Sevastopol and Istanbul
For the record: the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group "BLACKSEAFOR" was created April 2, 2001 in Istanbul. Black Sea countries - Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine, expressing "readiness to contribute to regional security and stability and strengthening good-neighborly relations", agreed to form an international naval forces. The objectives of its creation is the further strengthening of friendship, good relations and mutual trust among the littoral states of the Black Sea.