Serna-class landing craft

Last updated

Project 11770 landing craft D-156
Class overview
NameProject 11770 Serna class
Builders Vostochnaya Verf
In service1994–present
In commission1994–present
General characteristics
Type Landing craft
Displacement61 tons (empty)
Length25.65 m (84 ft 2 in)
Beam5.66 m (18 ft 7 in)
Draft1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
  • 2 × 3,300  hp (2,500 kW) M-503A-3 diesels (№807-811 – 2 × 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) MTU16V2000M90 diesels)
  • 2 × 16 kW DG-16/1500 diesel generators
Speed30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) [1]
  • 600  nmi (1,100 km; 690 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
  • 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity1 main battle tank or 2 APCs or 45 tons of cargo [1]
Troops92 troops
Complement5 (2 warrant officers) [1]

The Serna class, Russian designation Project 11770, is a class of air cavity system landing craft constructed for the Russian Navy. Twelve boats were built by Vostochnaya Verf between 1994 and 2014. Four boats of the export project 11771 were built in 1994. [2]


Four ships of the Project 11771 designation were made specifically for export to other countries. One was sold to Estonia (now out of service), and three were sold to the United Arab Emirates.


During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Serna-class craft docked at Snake Island was destroyed when the island was attacked by a Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 drone on 6 May 2022. [3] One more Serna-class craft (and one Ondatra-class craft) were reported by Ukrainian intelligence to have been destroyed near Crimea on 10 November 2023. [4]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Finnish Navy</span> Military unit

The Finnish Navy is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. The navy employs 2,300 people and about 4,300 conscripts are trained each year. Finnish Navy vessels are given the ship prefix "FNS", short for "Finnish Navy ship", but this is not used in Finnish language contexts. The Finnish Navy also includes coastal forces and coastal artillery.

Tarantul-class corvette Class of Soviet missile corvettes

The Soviet designation Project 1241 Molniya are a class of Russian missile corvettes. They have the NATO reporting name Tarantul. These ships were designed to replace the Project 205M Tsunami missile cutter.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Black Sea Fleet</span> Regional command of the Russian and former Soviet Navy

The Black Sea Fleet is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Mediterranean Sea. The Black Sea Fleet, along with other Russian ground and air forces on the Crimean Peninsula, are subordinate to the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.

Landing Craft Utility Type of boat designed for transporting amphibious forces and cargo to shore

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) is a type of boat used by amphibious forces to transport equipment and troops to the shore. They are capable of transporting tracked or wheeled vehicles and troops from amphibious assault ships to beachheads or piers.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Caspian Flotilla</span> Military unit

The Caspian Flotilla is the flotilla of the Russian Navy in the Caspian Sea.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force</span> Surface warfare branch of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy

The People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force is the surface warfare branch of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), consisting of all surface vessels in operational service with the PLAN. The PLAN Surface Force operates 661 ships organized into three fleets: the North Sea Fleet, the East Sea Fleet and the South Sea Fleet.

<i>Bora</i>-class corvette Russian class of guided-missile corvettes

The Bora-class, Soviet designation Project 1239, hoverborne guided-missile corvette of the Russian Navy, also bears the NATO class name "Dergach", is one of the few types of military surface effect ship built solely for marine combat purposes, rather than troop landing or transport. The first vessel produced under this designation was Sivuch, which was later renamed Bora. It is one of the largest combat sea vehicles with catamaran design.

Petya-class frigate Soviet Navy light frigate class

The Petya class was the NATO reporting name for a class of light frigates designed in the 1950s and built for the Soviet Navy in the 1960s. The Soviet designation was "Storozhevoi Korabl`" Project 159.

Zubr-class LCAC Class of air-cushioned landing craft of Soviet design

The Zubr class, Soviet designation Project 1232.2, is a class of Soviet-designed air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC). The name "Zubr" is Russian for the European bison. This class of military hovercraft is, as of 2023 the world's largest hovercraft, with a standard full load displacement of 555 tons. The hovercraft was designed to sealift amphibious assault units from equipped/non-equipped vessels to non-equipped shores, as well as to transport and plant naval mines.

Osa-class missile boat 1960s Soviet missile boat super-class

The Project 205 Moskit (mosquito) more commonly known by their NATO reporting name Osa, are a class of missile boats developed for the Soviet Navy in the late 1950s. Until 1962 this was classified as a large torpedo boat.

Shershen-class torpedo boat 1960s Soviet torpedo boat class

The Shershen class was the NATO reporting name for a class of torpedo boats built for the Soviet Navy and allies. The Soviet designation was Project 206 Shtorm.

Ondatra-class landing craft 1971 landing craft class

The Ondatra class Soviet designation Project 1176 Akula ("shark") is a class of landing craft built for the Soviet Navy and Russian Navy between 1971 and 2009.

Air cavity system is a modern marine hull design concept based upon capturing air beneath a vessel's hull to reduce drag and increase speed and fuel efficiency.

Centaur-class fast assault craft Class of small craft of the Ukrainian Navy

The Project 58181 Centaur (Kentavr)/Project 58503 Centaur-LK class is a series of small armored assault craft being built for the Ukrainian Navy. The first two vessels were laid down at the Kuznya na Rybalskomu in December 2016. The 58181 project was developed by State Research and Design Shipbuilding Center on the basis of the Gyurza-M-class gunboats, and the 58503 project number was assigned to the altered design used after construction of the first eight units began (by the contractor that oversaw their construction, PJSC ZLK. Designed for carrying patrol service on rivers and coastal maritime areas, delivery and landing of marines.

Raptor-class patrol boat Class of patrol boats of the Russian Navy

The Raptor-class patrol boat, formally identified as Project 03160, is a series of Russian high-speed coastal patrol boats. Boats of the class belong to the 4th rank ships in the Russian Navy. This project was developed by the design bureau of JSC Leningrad Shipyard Pella on the instructions of the Russian Navy. The boats are built at the Pella shipyard in the town of Otradnoye, Leningrad Region. Due to the great similarity in appearance, the boats of the project can be confused with the Swedish CB90-class fast assault craft and other transport and landing boats of the 02510 BK-16 project, developed by the Kalashnikov concern and manufactured at Rybinsk shipyard.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Vostochnaya Verf</span> Russian company

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2022 Snake Island campaign</span> Campaign in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Snake Island campaign was a period of Russian occupation and military conflict for Snake Island, a small, strategically located Ukrainian island in the Black Sea. On 24 February 2022, the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Navy attacked Snake Island and captured it along with its entire garrison, beginning a military occupation of the island. The attack was widely publicized when an audio clip of the Russian cruiser Moskva hailing the island's garrison over the radio demanding their surrender and being told "Russian warship, go fuck yourself" in response went viral, along with initial inaccurate reports of the garrison's deaths. Later on, it emerged that a civilian search and rescue ship trying to evacuate the soldiers was also captured along with the garrison. The ship, its crew, and at least one soldier were subsequently freed in prisoner exchanges.


  1. 1 2 3 "Serna-Class (Project 11770 Class) Russian Air-Cavity Fast Landing Craft". ODIN - OE Data Integration Network. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  2. "Air-Cavity Landing Craft - Project 11770". Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  3. Chao-Fong, Léonie (8 May 2022). "Odesa hit by missiles as Ukraine claims it has sunk second Russian ship". The Guardian . Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  4. Polityuk, Pavel (10 November 2023). "Ukraine sinks two Russian landing boats in Crimea -military". Reuters . Retrieved 10 November 2023.