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Admiralteyskie Verfi delivers new sub to the Navy

Admiralteyskie Verfi delivers new sub to the Navy 23.04.2010
Text: RIA Novosti
Photo: St. Petersburg at the shipyard's quay. warships.ru
Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard delivers lead submarine St. Petersburg to Russian Navy; acceptance certificate was signed on Thursday, reports the shipyard's press service.

"Acceptance certificate of lead submarine St. Petersburg was signed at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard, St. Petersburg. The 4-gen submarine designed by Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering had passed all required state trials. Hoisting the Navy's flag at the sub is scheduled in May 2010", says the press release.

Project 677 Lada diesel electric submarine St. Petersburg has displacement of 1,765 tons; length is 67 meters; beam is 7.1 meters; max surface speed is 21 knots; max submerged speed is 10 knots; cruising radius is 650 nm; endurance is 45 days; test depth is 300 meters.

"Subs of this project are designed for antisubmarine and antiship warfare; defense of naval bases, seashore and sea lanes; and also for conducting reconnaissance", says the shipyard's release.

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