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B-800 Kaluga

B-800 Kaluga is a Project 877LPMB diesel submarine.

REGISTRATION

Northern Fleet (formerly Ц Black Sea Fleet)

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The sub was laid down on March 5, 1987 at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard (Nizhniy Novgorod) and launched on May 7, 1989. In the same year the sub was commissioned into Soviet Navy. In 1991 she joined Northern Fleet. The sub obtained current name of Kaluga in May 2003 when a patronage agreement with Kaluga city administration was signed.

MILESTONES

In Apr 2-9, 1990 the sub took part in joint naval exercise of Soviet, Bulgarian and Romanian navies.

On Oct 14, 1994 she won Navy Commander's Prize "for best torpedo firing".

PERFORMANCE

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

DIMENSIONS

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

ARMAMENT

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