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K-51 Verkhoturye


K-51 Verkhoturye. Photo by podlodka.su

K-51 Verkhoturye is a 2nd generation Project 667BDRM Delfin Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine.

REGISTRATION

Gadzhievo, Northern Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The submarine was laid down at PO Sevmashpredpriyatie shipyard (Severodvinsk) on February 23, 1981 under honorable name of Imeni XXVI Siezda KPSS; launched on March 7, 1984. She was commissioned at the same year and renamed into Verkhoturye on February 9, 1999.

MILESTONES

In 1985-1986 missile system D-9RM with missiles R-29RM was tested on the sub; the system was commissioned in 1986.

In September 2-29, 1987 the sub became the first in the project which carried a cruise to Arctic with missiles on board.

PERFORMANCE

Surface speed: 14 knots
Submerged speed: 24 knots
Operating depth: 320 - 400 meters
Test depth: 550 - 650 meters
Endurance: 90 days
Crew: 135 - 140 men

DIMENSIONS

Surface displacement: 11,740 tons
Submerged displacement: 18,200 tons
Extreme length (at design waterline): 167.4 meters
Extreme beam: 11.7 meters
Mean draft (at design waterline): 8.8 meters

ARMAMENT

4 x 533-mm bow torpedo tubes (12 torpedoes or 24 mines instead)
16 SLBM R-29RM launchers
MANPADS 9K310 Igla-1/9K38 Igla launcher