18 The Museum In A Submarine

The Museum In A Submarine

Posted on July 25, 2011 by kulichik

Do you feel like seeing the inside of a former submarine vessel which is now being used as a museum?

B-396 submarine vessel was put into operation in 1981 and used till 1998. Since 2006 the vessel had become a museum exhibit and was open for visitors.

A watch bell or ‘rynda’ in Russian. The word is originated from English. During the reign of Peter I much attention was given to development of navigation. The experience of navigation was borrowed from the Englishmen.  Many words were translated from English into Russian much later including the phrase ‘ring the bell’ that was interpreted in Russian as ‘v ryndu bei’. That’s how the bell was called a rhynda.

It is necessary to mention that the submarine has undergone several changes. In particular, openings were made giving people an opportunity to walk inside.

The submarine has 6 torpedoes in the torpedo room.

Torpedo launcher.

A diver’s suit used to save crew members.

A loudspeaker.

Visitors are being watched carefully.

Officer’s cabin.


Boat toilet or marine head. Some time ago marine heads were decorated with different figures like mermaids and lions.

Control room.

Torpedo remote control.

Minehunting station.

An engine telegraph works as following: the captain chooses a position that corresponds to the respective capacity.  The data is transferred into the engine room where a sound produced attracts a sailor’s attention. The sailor follows the captain’s order setting up the corresponding capacity value and adjusting the telegraph.

The remote controls immersion and diving.


A navigator.



Radio cabin.

This section is a mere glamorous museum with pictures, amulets and other things belonging to submariners.

A boat model.

Captains in American movies periodically hit their heads against such a globe valve.

Red light is switched on at night. It prevents submariners from being blind when they contact with the environment.

Motor control.

Intercommunication telephone.


Sailors’ beds.

Internal design.

The devices based in the section where submariners slept allowed to control the situation.

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18 responses to “The Museum In A Submarine”

  1. People's Commissar says:

    Submarine watches you!

  2. George Johnson says:

    That stuff in the “radio room” looks like it was stuffed in there as an after though. I hope that’s just a display and not how it really was. Like maybe it was storage for radio’s or something.

  3. Verto says:

    The master piece of old time “manual engineering”.

  4. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    20,000 leagues under the sea?

  5. Yanov Uskhar says:

    Thanks ER for another good article.

  6. Jack Sparrow says:

    Oh… You suffered a lot in there?… Russian Navy is no Carnival Cruise. It’s mission is to produce tough proven sailors, to sink ships and blow up targets. Not to get you spoiled and lazy.

  7. Igor Pavlovich says:

    Remember me? That night in the shower… and Boris.

  8. ovaries says:

    Don’t worry my dear baby boy. Those paper jumpsuits… I can’t forget I’ve also spent some time with numerous sweaty sailors in my room… I remember some of them were Russian… Mommy knows. It would soon pass my dear.

    • ovaries says:

      Musa, no child was hurt here. I enjoyed my experience, and only my son, a fat adult who can’t forget his experiences with a lot of Russians in a tight space.

  9. Hans says:

    Now I understand why this guy hates anything related to Russia. He was traumatized by 67 hardened Russian sailors who watched him cry for pizza and a private toilet.

  10. Musa says:

    Where is it located at? I would like to go see it.

  11. Chac Mool says:

    A visit to a museum with a Russian submarine is very interesting. Is it also in Crimea?

  12. James B. Gibb says:

    Sure one hell of a Amateur Radio Station on that sub. But lets face it you didn’t talk to these guys on duty crusing eastern coast of USA. The call sign is familiar. 73 VE3FFD

  13. Steamed McQueen says:

    Also curious as to the location of this. Perhaps in Piscaryovka in north-east St. Petersburg? It’s a small place and at first glance looks to be a playground. But they have a sub outside in the yard and a small museum next to it.

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