Serna-class landing craft

Russian military landing craft

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Project 11770 landing craft D-156
Class overview
NameProject 11770 Serna class
BuildersVostochnaya Verf
Operators Russian Navy
 United Arab Emirates Navy
 Estonian Navy
In service1994–present
In commission1994–present
Active15 (Russian Navy: 11; UAE Navy: 3; Estonian Navy: 1)
General characteristics
TypeLanding craft
Displacement61 tons (empty)
Length25.65 metres (84.2 ft)
Beam5.66 metres (18.6 ft)
Draft1.52 metres (5.0 ft)
Propulsion2×3300 hp M-503A-3 diesels (№807-811 – 2×2000 hp MTU16V2000M90 diesels), 2×16 kW DG-16/1500 diesel generators
Speed30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
  • 600 nmi (1,100 km; 690 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
  • 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity1 main battle tank or 2 APCs or 50 tons of cargo
Troops92 troops
Complement5 (2 warrant officers)

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.[1]

4 ships of the Project 11771 designation were made specifically for export to other countries. One was sold to Estonia, and 3 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.[2] Oryx identified a 9A331 TLAR (for 9K331 Tor-M1) vehicle on board the landing craft that was also destroyed by the drone.[3]


  1. ^ "Air-Cavity Landing Craft - Project 11770". Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Attack on Europe: Documenting Russian Equipment Losses During the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine". Oryx. 24 February 2022. Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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