At the beginning of the 70s, the Soviet Navy was forced to expand its amphibious fleet, and that’s when Project 1174 Nosorog started. In 1978 this project led to the entry into service of the first vessel of a new LPD class ships, the Ivan Rogov class. Two more ships would be built, (Aleksandr Nikolayev and Mitrofan Moskalenko), which entered service in 1982 and 1990 respectively. They were ships with gates and ramp at the bow, and this allowed land directly in the beach. A 13 meters wide stern gate gave access to a 79 meters long well dock, where the vehicles were transported. These ships have two helicopter landing points, forward and aft of the superstructure, both with their own flight control station. In the huge superstructure there is a hangar with space for five Ka-25 Hormone or Ka-29 Helix helicopters and accommodation for a Marines battalion of 520 troops. All Ivan Rogov class ships have been decommissioned, but Alexander Nikolayev and Mitrofan Moskalenko vessels are in reserve due to the cancellation of the 4 Mistral class vessels to replace them.

IVAN ROGOV class gallery and more info


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Country of origin

Soviet Union


Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding, Kaliningrad


Landing plattform dock ship

Entered service




Displacement, (full load)

14,060 tonnes

Dimensions (length x beam x draught)

157.50 x 24.50 x 6.50 meters


2 x M.12 gas turbines, 18,000 shp each + 4 diesel generators, 1,086 shp each

Power, (total)

36,000 shp + 4,344 shp

Shafts - Screws

2 shafts – 2 screws


21 Knots (40 km/h)


4,000 n. miles (7,400 km) at 18 knots – 12,500 n. miles (23,125 km) at 14 knots

Load capacity

500 troops + 26 MBTs or 80 armoured vehicles (2,500 tonnes)


4 x Ka.27 or Ka.29 "Helix"


2 x 76 mm AK-726 guns in twin turret
4 x 30mm six barreled AK-630 CIWS

SAM launcher

1 × twin SA.N.4 "Gecko" missile launcher with 20 missiles
4 x 4-cells SA.N.5 "Grail" missile launchers


1 x 40-cells 122mm Grad.M rocket launcher


3 ships: Ivan Rogov – Aleksandr Nikolayev – Mitrofan Moskalenko