Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

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”.

Warship 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.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

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.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

“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.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Captain of the ship

Warship Caesar Kunikov

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.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

The ship has two 57 mm twin guns AK-725 that let to shoot at sea, air and coastline targets.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Deck rocket mountain MS-73 (MS-73M) and a flame tram.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Minute gun.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Sternmost 57 mm gun mount AK-725

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Gun mount AK-725 local power control panel

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Gun sight

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Interphone system gun mount control station

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Pilot bridge. Сhartroom and pilot-house are here

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Steer wheel

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Chief cabin.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Crocodile is the symbol of “Caesar Kunikov” and it’s on the ship’s arms.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Admiral-in-chief cabin

Warship Caesar Kunikov

A place for rest

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Confidentional talks are forbidden

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Corridors inside the ship are separated by partitions that will block the compartments in case of breaches to avoid sinking.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Cook-house. How well the crew is fed depends on this man.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Dining cabin

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Flatware samples, no others are allowed.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

One of the bunkwooms, where a counter-terrorism group lives. Fighters sleep in three-tier beds.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Radio station of the group

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Guys have some spare time to watch DVD

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Tweendeck is in the lowest part of the ship.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Fire control unit

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Maneuvering and repair room. From here they control the air-breathing plant, speed etc.

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Stroke adjuster

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Way to the diesel generator room

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Engine of the ship

Warship Caesar Kunikov

“Stern”

Instructions in case of emergency

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

The same fighter at the exit

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Warship Caesar Kunikov

Location: Sevastopol

via aquatek-filips

8 thoughts on “Warship Caesar Kunikov”

  1. Very interesting. I was stationed on two tank landing ships in the US Navy so I’m very familiar with this type of ship. I’m trying to figure out what the console on the bridge to the right of the lee helm is. Ballast control?

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      • The one that says “Pilot bridge. Сhartroom and pilot-house are here”

        The console in the foreground is the lee helm, the engine controls. I’m thinking the one to the right may be ballast control. Beaching a ship involves moving a lot of water around between different tanks to get the right trim.

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        • Looks right but I can’t make out any labelling. Location makes sense as well. Ship is a stern loader so well deck control needs to be front & center for the Captain. There is a similar panel in the engine control room for fuel, I suspect.

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