The Zubr Air Cushion Landing Craft is built by Almaz Shipbuilding JSC in Saint Petersburg. Three Zubr Class vessels have been in service with the Russian Navy since 1988, built by Almaz. Two vessels are in the Ukraine navy, built by Morye Shipbuilding.
The vessels are also in service with the Greek Navy. Three vessels were commissioned in 2001. Kefallonia (L180) was purchased used from the Russian Navy but has been upgraded, Ithaki (L181) was completed by Morye Shipyard in the Ukraine, and Zakynthos (L183) was built new by Almaz. A fourth vessel, Kerkira, was launched in June 2004 at Almaz' St Petersburg yard and was commissioned in January 2005.
The square-shaped pontoon structure of the hull provides a rugged, stable and seaworthy design. The pontoon's superstructure is divided by two longitudinal bulkheads into three functional sections. The middle section accommodates t
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