Submarine for Russian Pacific Fleet Launched in St. Petersburg

A solemn ceremony of launching a large diesel-electric submarine “Magadan” of the ‘636.3’ project for the Russian Navy was held at JSC Admiralty Shipyards.  

It is noted that “Magadan”, the third submarine of the series being built at JSC Admiralty Shipyards for the Pacific Fleet, was registered on November 1, 2019. The first ship, “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky”, was handed over to the Russian Navy on November 25, 2019. The “Volkhov” submarine, the second in the series, entered the Pacific Fleet on October 24, 2020. The launch of the fourth “Ufa” submarine is scheduled for the end of this year.

It is specified that the tactical and technical characteristics of submarines of project ‘636’ are as follows:

  • navigation autonomy – 45 days,
  • maximum immersion depth – 300 m,
  • diving range at speed saving mode – 400 miles,
  • cruising range in RDP mode with enhanced fuel reserve at a speed of 7 knots – 7,500 miles,
  • surface displacement – 2,350 m³,
  • the number of torpedo tubes – 6,
  • submerged speed – 18 knots,
  • crew – 52 people.

It is clarified that the submarines of the modified ‘636’ project have higher combat effectiveness compared to previous projects. They combine acoustic stealth and target detection range, the latest inertial navigation system, a modern automated information control system, and powerful high-speed torpedo-missile weapons.

Ru-Main, 26.03.2021, Pictures: Admiralty Shipyards Official Website 

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