Six Russian warships make port call in Syrian port of Tartus

According to information published by Russia Today on February 4, 2022, the Russian ships of the Northern and Baltic fleets Ivan Gren-class landing ship Pyotr Morgunov, Ropusha class landing ships Georgy Pobedonosets, Olenegorskiy Gornyak,  Korolev, Minsk, and Kaliningrad made a port call in Tartus, Syria.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 775 landing ship Georgiy Pobedonosets (Picture source: Russian MoD)

The Ropucha class, Soviet designation Project 775, is a class of landing ships (large landing ship in Soviet classification) built in Poland for the Russian Navy.

The ships were built in Poland in the Stocznia Północna shipyards in Gdańsk. Designed for beach landings, they can carry a 450-ton cargo.

The ships have both bow- and stern-doors for loading and unloading vehicles, and the 630 square meters (6,800 sq ft) of vehicle deck stretches the length of the hull. Up to 25 armored personnel carriers can be embarked.

While designed for roll-on/roll-off operations, they can also be loaded using dockside cranes. For this purpose there is a long sliding hatch-cover above the bow section for access to the vehicle deck. There are no facilities for helicopters.

The Russian naval facility in Tartus is a leased military installation of the Russian Navy located on the northern edge of the sea port of the Syrian city of Tartus.