Russian submarine Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets (K-433)

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Career (Soviet Union, Russia)
Name: K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets
Namesake: Saint George the Victorious
Laid down: 24 August 1978
Launched: 20 June 1980
Completed: 15 December 1980
Commissioned: 1981
Decommissioned: 1997
Reinstated: 2004
Status: Active as of 2011
General characteristics
Displacement:

Surfaced: 13,500 tons

Submerged: 18,200 tons
Length: 166 m (544 ft 7 in)
Beam: 12.3 m (39 ft 6 in)
Draught: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Propulsion: Two pressurized water-cooled reactors powering two steam turbines delivering 44,700 kW (60,000 shp).
Speed:

Surfaced: 14 knots

Submerged: 24 knots
Range: Essentially unlimited
Complement: 135
Armament: 16 R-29R (SS-N-18) missiles and four 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes in the bow.

K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets is a Russian Project 667BDR Kalmar class (NATO reporting name: Delta III) nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. The submarine was built for the Soviet Navy and has continued to serve in the Russian Navy. K-433 was put in reserve in 1997 and remained there until 2004 when it was recommissioned. As of 2010, it is on active duty.

The submarine is slated to be retired and replaced by the Borei class submarine in the coming years.

On October 28, 2010 the submarine carried out a successful R-29R missile test.[1][2] The submarine sustained minor damage when a fishing vessel collided with it on September 22, 2011.[3]


  1. ^ http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20101028/161118380.html
  2. ^ http://rusnavy.com/nowadays/strength/submarines/georgy/index.php
  3. ^ http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7757099&c=EUR&s=TOP