Russian Navy


B-394. Photo by V. Chub

B-394 is a Project 877 diesel submarine.


Pacific Fleet


In 1987 the sub obtained the name of Komsomolets Tajikistana. She was laid down on April 15, 1988 at Leninsky Komsomol Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur); launched on September 3, 1988. The sub was commissioned into Soviet Navy in the same year. In 1992 the name of Komsomolets Tajikistana was abolished.


In 1996 the sub was transferred from Bechevinskaya Bay to Ilyichev Bay; in 2003 – to Krashennikov Bay.


NATO classification: Kilo
Surface speed: 10 knots
Submerged speed: 17 knots
Operating depth: 240 meters
Test depth: 350 meters
Endurance: 45 days
Crew: 57 men


Surface displacement: 2,300 tons
Submerged displacement: 3,040 tons
Extreme length (at design waterline): 72.6-73.8 meters
Extreme beam: 9.9 meters
Mean draft (at design waterline): 6.2 meters


6 x 533-mm bow torpedo tubes (533 μμ); load is 18 torpedoes or 24 mines
Club-S missile system and MANPADS Strela-3M/Igla-1 are optional.

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