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Submarine Novorossiysk has been laid down at Admiralteyskie Verfi

Submarine Novorossiysk has been laid down at Admiralteyskie Verfi 20.08.2010
Text: RusNavy.com
Photo: Project 636 subs at Admiralteyskie Verfi. RusNavy.com
Project 636.3 diesel electric submarine Novorossiysk was laid down at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard (ST. Petersburg) today at 12 pm.

The sub will be delivered to the Navy in 2013; later on, other two submarines of the project will be laid down and in 2014 dispatched to south Russia, said Vladimir Aleksandrov, Director General of JSC Admiralteyskie Verfi.

As for him, the submarine laid down represents one of the most successful series. It was designed by Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering and has no analogs.

CHARACTERISTICS OF PROJECT 636 SUBMARINES

NATO classification: Improved Kilo
Surface speed: 17 knots
Submerged speed: 20 knots
Operating depth: 240 meters
Test depth: 350 meters
Endurance: 45 days
Crew: 57

DIMENSIONS

Surface displacement: 2,300 tons
Submerged displacement: 3,950 tons
Extreme length (at design waterline): 76.2 meters
Extreme beam: 9.9 meters
Mean draft (at design waterline): 6.2 meters

ARMAMENT

6 x 533-mm torpedo tubes (18 torpedoes or 24 mines) capable to launch Club-S missiles
MANPADS Strela-3M or Igla-1

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