We are in Sevastopol, the city where fleet has always been so significant.
And this is a big asault ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation “Caesar Kunikov”.
“Caesar Kunikov” (BDK-64) – a big assault ship of project 775. It’s a flat-bottom decker with a focsle and an enlarged aft superstructure. According to its construction it is a ship of “Ro-Ro” system with a tank deck along all its length. Its main purpose is accepting caterpillar, wheeled machines, other military transport equipment and rifle units, their transportation by sea and disembarkation through the open aft end structure, launch of floating equipment through the same structure.
Warship “Caesar Kunikov” is a part of assault ships division 197. There are 4 warships, apart from “Caesar Kunikov”, they are: “Novocherkassk”, “Yamal”, “Azov”.
In 2008 the warship participated in the war in South Ossetia as a part of the Black Sea Fleet.
The ship is in an operating condition so it cannot be easily attacked. At the ladder a fighter of a counter-terrorism group is always on duty.
“Caesar Kunikov” was built in Gdansk, swung into line in 1986 and became a ship of the Black Sea Fleet. Today it is actively used in battle training.
Captain of the ship
The ship’s displacement is 4080 tons, length 118 m and speed up to 18 knots. Its capacity is 500 tons of equipment and cargoes and 225 paratrooper.
The ship may be used for mine planting, delivery of humanitarian supplies and evacuation of people from dangerous zones.
The ship has two 57 mm twin guns AK-725 that let to shoot at sea, air and coastline targets.