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B-445 Svyatoi Nikolai Chudotvorets

B-445 Svyatoi Nikolai Chudotvorets. Photo by I. Kurganov

B-445 Svyatoi Nikolai Chudotvorets is a Project 877 diesel submarine.


Pacific Fleet


The sub was laid down on March 21, 1987 at Leninsky Komsomol Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur); launched on September 26, 1987. The sub was commissioned into Soviet Navy in 1987-1988. In 2005 the sub obtained honorable name of Svyatoi Nikolai Chudotvorets as St. Nicholas Thaumaturge charitable foundation took the sub under the patronage.


In 1996 the sub was transferred from Bechevinskaya Bay to Ilyichev Bay.
In 2002 she was laid up for repair at 49th Shipyard in Seldevaya Bay.
In 2003 the sub was transferred 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; load is 18 torpedoes or 24 mines
Club-S missile system and MANPADS Strela-3M/Igla-1 are optional.