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K-295 Samara


K-295 Samara

K-295 Samara is a Project 971 Schuka-B 3rd generation nuclear-powered attack submarine. She represents the main project of Russian attack submarines.

REGISTRATION

Pacific Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The 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.

MILESTONES

On December 4, 1997 the sub inherited Guard St. Andrew flag from Project 627A SSBN K-133.

PERFORMANCE

NATO 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

DIMENSIONS

Surface 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

PROPULSION

Thermal nuclear reactor OK-650M (190 mW)
2 x 410 shp auxiliary motors
2 x 750 shp diesel generators DG-300

ARMAMENT

4 x 650-mm torpedo tubes (12 torpedoes)
4 x 533-mm torpedo tubes (28 torpedoes)
rocket torpedoes
RK-55 Granat cruise missiles
3 launchers of MANPADS Strela-3M