Russian Navy


K-322 Kashalot



K-322 Kashalot. deepstorm.ru

K-322 Kashalot is a Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN).

REGISTRATION

Pacific Fleet, Krasheninnikov Bay

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The submarine was laid down on September 5, 1986 at Amur Shipyard in (Komsomolsk-on-Amur) under the name of K-322; launched on July 18, 1987; commissioned into Pacific Fleet on March 1, 1989; renamed into Kashalot on April 13, 1993.

MILESTONES

In summer 1991 the sub carried out a patrol, having achieved the Navy's record in trailing foreign submarines over 14 days.

The sub is currently under repair.

PERFORMANCE

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

DIMENSIONS

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

PROPULSION

Nuclear reactor OK-650B3 (190 mW); one 43,000-shp turbine

ARMAMENT

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


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