Russian Navy

B-177 Lipetsk

B-177 Lipetsk., I. Kurganov

B-177 Lipetsk is a Project 877 diesel electric submarine.


Northern Fleet, Polyarny


The submarine was laid down on November 3, 1989 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (Gorky) under the name of B-177; launched on July 27, 1989; commissioned into Black Sea Fleet on December 30 (26), 1991; transferred to Northern Fleet in March, 1992. The sub obtained the name of Lipetsk in December 2000 when she was taken under patronage of Lipetsk city administration.


NATO classification: Kilo
Surface speed: 10 knots
Submerged speed: 17 knots
Operating depth: 240 meters
Test depth: 350 meters
Endurance: 45 days
Crew: 57 men


Surface displacement: 2,300 tons
Submerged displacement: 3,040 tons
Extreme length (on design waterline): 72.6-73.8 meters
Extreme beam: 9.9 meters
Mean draft (on design waterline): 6.2 meters


Six 533-mm bow torpedo tubes (18 torpedoes or 24 mines); also suitable for launches of Club-S cruise missiles and Strela-3M/Igla-1 antiaircraft missiles.

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