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Nuclear-Powered K-141 Kursk Submarine


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Nuclear-Powered K-141 Kursk Submarine
       

        Class – Antei (Oscar-II by NATO classification), project 949A (in operation since 1986)

        A submarine of this class is regarded as the most effective multipurpose sub in the world.

        Built in 1992.

        Launched in May 1994.

        Commissioned on September 30, 1994.

        Active in Russia's Northern Fleet from 1995 to 2000.

        Passed inspection at the Sukhona floating dock in Severodvinsk in January 1998. Its weapons system was modernized there.

        Physical and operational statistics:

        Length – 154 m

        Width – 18.2 m

        Draft – 9 m

        Displacement – 13,400/18,000 tons (14,700/23,860)

        Speed -- 30 knots surface, 28 knots submerged (30/15)

        Maximum submergence depth – 600 m

        Hull – high-tensile steel

        Number of compartments – 10

        Crew – 130

        Nuclear power plant - type OK-650, modified with two water-cooled power reactors; heat power – 2x190 megawatts, shaft power – 2x50, 50,000 hp

        2 steam turbines (90,000 hp each); 2 seven-blade propellers

        Weapons: 24 cruise-missile launchers. Missile – P-700/SSn-19 Granit; weight 6.9 tons, length 10.5 m, warhead weight 1,000 kg, range 555 km, speed Mach 1.5.

        Missiles with nuclear warheads were removed from ships under the START Treaty

        4 torpedo tubes (caliber 533 mm); 2 big caliber depth charges; (a variant – 8 torpedo tubes; 4 of which are of 533 mm caliber and 2 of 650 mm caliber). Unit of fire - 18 torpedoes.

        Buoyancy reserve – 30%

        The sub is capable of lying on the seabed.

        Can stay at sea over 120 days

        Place of manufacture – Severodvinsk

        Base – Zapadnaya Litsa (Bolshaya Lopatka)

        Number of this type of submarine built in Russia – 12

        In 2001 there were 9 active submarines of this class (two are decommissioned and one sank).

        Northern Fleet submarines:

        1. K-148 Krasnodar, commissioned in 1986

        2. K-119 Voronezh, commissioned in 1988

        3. K-410 Smolensk, commissioned in 1990

        4. K-266 Oryol, commissioned in 1992

        5. K-186 Omsk, launched on May 8, 1993; commissioned on October 27, 1993

        6. K-141 Kursk. Construction started in 1992, launched in 1994, commissioned on December 30, 1994, sank on August 12, 2000.

        Pacific Fleet submarines:

        7. K-132 Belgorod, commissioned in 1987

        8. K-173 Chelyabinsk, commissioned in 1989

        9. K-442 Tomsk, commissioned in 1991

        10. K-456 Kasatka, commissioned in 1991.

       
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