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TK-17 Arkhangelsk is a Project 941 Akula nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN).
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe submarine was laid down on August 9, 1983 at Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk) under the name of TK-17; launched on December 12, 1986; commissioned on February 19, 1988. The sub obtained the name of Arkhangelsk on November 18, 2002.
MILESTONESOn Feb 17, 2004 the sub was visited by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
On Apr 29, 2004 the sub was removed from service due to lack of ammunition load.
Currently, the sub is in reserve pending either decommission or modernization.
PERFORMANCENATO classification: SSBN Typhoon
Surface speed: 12 knots
Submerged speed: 27 knots
Operating depth: 400 meters
Endurance: 180 days
Crew: 160 men
DIMENSIONSSurface displacement: 23,200 (28,500) tons
Submerged displacement: 48,000 (49,800) tons
Extreme length (on design waterline): 172 meters
Extreme beam: 23.3 meters
Mean draft (on design waterline): 11 meters
PROPULSION2 x 50,000 shp (36.7 MW) water-cooled and water-moderated nuclear reactors OK-650
2 screw shafts
4 x 3.2 MW nuclear steam-turbine plants
2 x 750 kW diesel generators DG-750
ARMAMENT6 x 533-mm torpedo tubes
22 torpedoes 53-65K, SET-65, SAET-60M, USET-80, and Vodopad rocket torpedoes
20 Bulava ballistic missiles
8 Igla SAM launchers