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K-157 Vepr

K-157 Vepr. Photo from atrinaflot.narod.ru

K-157 Vepr is a Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine.


Gadzhievo, Northern Fleet


The sub was laid down on June 16, 1990 at Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk); obtained the name of Vepr on April 6, 1993; launched on December 10, 1994; commissioned on November 25, 1995.


In 1999 the sub received a high appraisal by military inspection of Security Council of the Russian Federation; took first place in the fleet for longest tracking of a submarine; won the prize as "Winner of submarine contest in search and destruction of enemy's nuclear submarine by torpedo attack".

In 2004 the sub took part in 9-day joint Russo-French naval exercise having obtained special gratitude of Northern Fleet command for excellent performance of training tasks.


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


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


Nuclear reactor OK-650BZ (190 mW)
1 turbine (43,000 shp)


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