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K-442 Chelyabinsk

Project 949A submarine. ru.wikipedia.org

K-442 Chelyabinsk is a Project 949A Antei nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN).


Pacific Fleet, Krasheninnikov Bay


The submarine was laid down on May 21, 1987 at Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk) under the name of K-442; launched on June 18 (or 15), 1990; commissioned into Northern Fleet on March 14, 1991; transferred to Pacific Fleet on September 24, 1991; obtained the name of Chelyabinsk on April 13, 1993 being taken under patronage of Chelyabinsk city administration.


In 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 the sub's crew took premier place in Pacific Fleet 2nd Submarine Flotilla among similar class subs.

In 1994 the sub excellently trailed American carrier strike groups Kitty Hawk and Independence.

In 1998 the sub's crew took premier place in Pacific Fleet 16th Submarine Squadron among similar class subs.

In May 1999 the sub was laid up for repairs.

According to some information, in 2002 the sub underwent interim overhaul in Viliuchinsk.

As of March 2009, the sub was still in reserve.


NATO classification: Oscar-II
Surface speed: 15 knots
Submerged speed: 33 knots
Operating depth: 430 meters
Test depth: 600 meters
Crew: 107 men


Surface displacement: 14,700 tons
Submerged displacement: 23,860 tons
Extreme length (on design waterline): 154 meters
Extreme beam: 18.2 meters
Mean draft (on design waterline): 9.2 meters


2 x 190 MW nuclear reactors OK-650V


2 x 650-mm and 4 x 533-mm torpedo tubes, antiship cruise missile Granit launcher