Russian Navy – Auxiliaries and Other Ships

Russian Auxiliaries and Other Ships

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Hospital Ships

Ob’ Class Hospital Ship LOA 505′ TDISP 11,900 tons (4, 1 sold to China 2007)

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OB class hospital ship Irtysh underway 1994 NARA: DN-SC-97-01610

Irtysh (1990)Irtysh Hospital ship Vladivostok 2017

Missile Instrumentation Ships

Marshal Krylov missile instrumentation ship (1990) LOA 692′ TDISP 23,800 tonsMarshal Krylov Missile testing ship Vladivostok 2019-2

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Krylov instrumentation ship 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-91-01135

Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC)

Zubr Class (Pomornik) LOA 187′ TDISP 550 tons (2 active with Russian Navy in Black Sea, others active with Greece and China) largest military hovercraft in service.

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Identification shots of the Soviet Pomornik (Zubr) class air-cushion landing craft, ca. 1987. NARA 330-CFD-DD-ST-87-08706

Yevgeniy Kocheshkov 770 (1990) and Mordovia 782 (1991)

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Yevgeniy Kocheshkov 770 during a naval landing exercise 2015. Credit: Mil.ru / CC BY 
Pomornik (Zuber) Hovercraft Baltiysk 2018
This shows both Yevgeniy Kocheshkov 770 and Mordovia 782, the two Zubr craft in service with the Russian Navy in the Black Sea.

Aist Class (1975) LOA 155′ TDISP 300 tons (20 built, 6 or less still active)Aist Class LCAC Kaspiysk 2014

Salvage Vessels

Kommuna Submarine Salvage Vessel (1915) LOA 315′ TDISP 3,100 tons , oldest Russian commissioned naval ship. Catamaran-hulled and was loosely based on the Imperial German SMS Vulkan, U-boat rescue vessel. Currently a rescue vessel fitted with a British built rescue submersible.

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Kommuna rescue ship, Sevastopol, 2009. George Chernilevsky / Public domain

Kommuna salvage vessel Sevastopol 2018Kommuna salvage vessel Sevastopol 2017

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