One day even the most gorgeous submarines go to their final journey for utilization.
interesting photos…..the hulls = nasty.
Where did you take it from?
Looks to be Petropavlovsk Kamchats.
Is That in Kamchatka ?
Two of their smaller subs. One thing about Russia, they have some HUGE subs. One of the even has a small swimming pool on board! Incredible!
the end story…
They should have sold it to the Iranians or the North Koreans.
See the full report on the site of Dockwise
Sell the subs to Canada
Look like Akula class subs. Probably Akula-1 as only 3 of the 7 are still in service. The others were decommissioned (some as long a go as 2001) and laid-up for years. At least two are known to have gone to the breakers (one this year). The long period in the dock would certainly explain the marine growth on the hulls.
Sorry, I used the NATO codename for the submarine class instead of the Russian name ‘Shchuka’. The info is from Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akula_class_submarine ). It looks like the Pacific coast, so two subs being decommissioned and sent to the breakers from there is consistent with the Wiki info.
rest in piece…
That transhelf ship is simply amazing. I love ships of unusual and curious engineering.
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Look like project 671…Maybe 671RTM. Certainly designed by Malakhit; Rubin is almost as ugly as US submarines.
Victor III class, as NATO classified them, or Project 671RTM Schuka.
Wow. I was an AW with Patrol Squadron 8 deployed to NS Rota, Spain during the early 1980s and flew many surveillance missions on P-3s against a then-new Victor III submarine as it transited the Straits of Gibralter in an effort to get decent photos of the streamlined pod on the back of the fin. At that time nobody knew what that pod was used for (it held a towed sonar array) and this was the first time that one of these things had been on the surface for an appreciable time in international waters. As I recall, it had some kind of problem that prevented it from diving. Among other things, teams of Navy SEALS in rubber boats sped past it to take photos of the back end of the pod.
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