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K-295 Samara is a Project 971 Schuka-B 3rd generation nuclear-powered attack submarine. She represents the main project of Russian attack submarines.
CONSTRUCTION, NAMEThe sub was laid down on November 7, 1993 at Amur shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur); launched on August 5, 1994; commissioned in 1995 under the name of Drakon. In 1999 the sub obtained the new name of Samara.
MILESTONESOn December 4, 1997 the sub inherited Guard St. Andrew flag from Project 627A SSBN K-133.
PERFORMANCENATO classification: Akula
Surface speed: 11.6 knots
Submerged speed: 33 knots
Operating depth: 480 meters
Test depth: 600 meters
Endurance: 100 days
Crew: 73 men
DIMENSIONSSurface displacement: 8,140 tons
Submerged displacement: 12,770 tons
Extreme length (at design waterline): 110.3 meters
Extreme beam: 13.6 meters
Mean draft (at design waterline): 9.7 meters
PROPULSIONThermal nuclear reactor OK-650M (190 mW)
2 x 410 shp auxiliary motors
2 x 750 shp diesel generators DG-300
ARMAMENT4 x 650-mm torpedo tubes (12 torpedoes)
4 x 533-mm torpedo tubes (28 torpedoes)
RK-55 Granat cruise missiles
3 launchers of MANPADS Strela-3M