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B-388 Petrozavodsk

Project 671RTMK Schuka submarine. ru.wikipedia.org

B-388 Petrozavodsk is a Project 671RTMK Schuka nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN).


Northern Fleet, Zaozersk


The submarine was laid down on May 8, 1987 at Leningrad Admiralty Association; launched on June 3, 1988; commissioned into Northern Fleet on March 1, 1989 under the name of K-388; renamed into B-388 on June 3, 1992; then she was unofficially renamed into Snezhnogorsk on March 2, 1998. The submarine obtained the name of Petrozavodsk on February 22, 2005 being taken under patronage of Petrozavodsk city administration.


The best crew of Northern Fleet in 1991

The best submarine crew in the Navy in nomination "Torpedoing of enemy task force" in Navy Commander's Prize contest of 1996 and 1998.

In 1998 the sub won two Navy Commander's Prizes for torpedo firings and antisubmarine warfare.

In 1999 and 2000 the sub won Navy Commander's Prize for attack of enemy task force.

In 2000 the sub participated in Russian Navy Day parade in Severomorsk.

As of 2008 the sub was in service.


NATO classification: Victor-III
Surface speed: 11.6 knots
Submerged speed: 31 knots
Operating depth: 400 meters
Test depth: 600 meters
Endurance: 80 days
Crew: 96 men


Surface displacement: 6,990 tons
Submerged displacement: 7,250 tons
Extreme length (on design waterline): 107.1 meters
Extreme beam: 10.8 meters
Mean draft (on design waterline): 7.8 meters


Two VM-4 type water-cooled and water-moderated reactors, turbine-geared propulsion unit GTZA-615, total power is 31,000 shp. One shafting line, multi-blade screw, 2 x 375 shp auxiliary motors.


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