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.
A diver’s suit used to save crew members.
Visitors are being watched carefully.
Boat toilet or marine head. Some time ago marine heads were decorated with different figures like mermaids and lions.
Torpedo remote control.
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.
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.
The devices based in the section where submariners slept allowed to control the situation.