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K-391 Bratsk


K-391 Bratsk. submarines.narod.ru, I. Grigoryev

K-391 Bratsk is a Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN).

REGISTRATION

Pacific Fleet, Krasheninnikov Bay

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The submarine was laid down on February 23, 1988 at Leninsky Komsomol shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur) under the name of K-391; launched on April 14, 1989; commissioned into Pacific Fleet on February 28, 1990; renamed into Kit on Apr 13, 1993; obtained the name of Bratsk on September 10, 1997 being taken under patronage of Bratsk town administration.

MILESTONES

In Sept 10 Nov 25, 1991 the sub carried out a patrol, having shown the record time of continuous trailing foreign submarines 380 hours.

On Dec 2, 1993 the sub successfully launched two Granit cruise missiles under different flight tasks, firstly in Soviet/Russian Navy history.

The sub is currently under repair.

PERFORMANCE

NATO classification: Akula-II
Surface speed: 11.6 knots
Submerged speed: 30 knots
Operating depth: 520 meters
Test depth: 600 meters
Endurance: 100 days
Crew: 73 men

DIMENSIONS

Surface displacement: 8,140 tons
Submerged displacement: 12,770 tons
Extreme length (on design waterline): 114.3 meters
Extreme beam: 13.6 meters
Mean draft (on design waterline): 9.7 meters

PROPULSION

Nuclear reactor OK-650B3 (190 mW); one 43,000-shp turbine

ARMAMENT

4 x 650-mm and 4 x 533-mm torpedo tubes