Russian submarine AS-34

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Career
Name: AS-34
Laid down: January 1988
Launched: 27 August 1989
Commissioned: 30 November 1989
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class & type: Priz-class deep submergence rescue vehicle
Displacement: 55 tonnes (54 long tons)
Length: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
Beam: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Speed: 3.3 knots (6.1 km/h; 3.8 mph) maximum
2.3 knots (4.3 km/h; 2.6 mph) cruise
0.5 metres per second (1.6 ft/s) ascent speed
Range: 21 nmi (39 km)
Endurance: 120 hours with 4 aboard
10 hours with 24 aboard
Test depth: 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Capacity: 20 passengers
Crew: 5

AS-34 is a Russian Priz-class deep-submergence rescue vehicle, or rescue mini-submarine, which went into service in 1989.[1]

Service record[edit]

In 2000 the AS-34 was stationed aboard the rescue ship Rudnetsky and participated in operations to attempt a rescue of personnel from the sunken submarine Kursk. The submarine managed to reach Kursk but was unable to establish a seal to fully dock on the ninth compartment and effect rescue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deep-diving autonomous underwater vehicle - Project 1855". russian-ships.info. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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