11 August, 2023
A photo of the damage to the Russian Olenegorskiy Gornyak landing ship after being hit by a kamikaze drone has been posted online.
Photos of the ship of the aggressor country’s fleet were published on social media.
The photos portray a damaged landing ship undergoing repairs in a floating dock.
One of the published photos shows the port side of the ship. The photo features a large burnt hole in the hull, which is partially below the waterline.
If we compare the height of the workers standing next to the hole, we can say that its approximate size is more than two people’s height and about one and a half to two metres in width, i.e. roughly 4×3.5 metres.
The extent of damage to the side of the Russian Olenegorskiy Gornyak landing ship indicates that the kamikaze drone was equipped with a powerful warhead.
A Russian ship was damaged in the Black Sea during a night attack by naval drones on the Russian Navy’s naval base in Novorossiysk on 4 August 2023.
The video footage of the attack shows that a large landing ship was damaged near the Russian coast. A kamikaze drone attacked the ship’s port side.
On the same day, she was towed to the Russian Black Sea Fleet base in Novorossiysk. On 8 August, the Olenegorskiy Gornyak was put into a floating dock for repairs.
.After that, Russian specialists began to assess the damage to the ship and the possibility and feasibility of its repair.
Olenegorsky Gornyak landing ship of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy. Photo from open sourcesOlenegorsky Gornyak is part of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy. However, in preparation for the amphibious operation before the start of the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, she was deployed to reinforce the Black Sea Fleet.