Ukrainian submarine Zaporizhzhia
|Career (Soviet Union)|
|Builder:||New Admiralty Shipyard|
|Laid down:||March 23, 1970|
|Launched:||June 29, 1970|
|Out of service:||1997|
|Namesake:||city of Zaporizhia|
|Status:||Unclear at this time [ March 2014 ]|
1945 tons surfaced
8.13 knots (15 km/h) Surfaced
30000 miles Surfaced (at 8.13 knots)
|Endurance:||575 hours Submerged|
250 m (820.2 ft)
|Crew:||78 officers, warrants, seamen|
|Armament:||10 21-inch Torpedo tubes, six forward and four stern|
|This article is outdated. (March 2014)|
Zaporizhzhia (U-01) (Ukrainian: Запоріжжя) is a project 641 ("Foxtrot" class) diesel-electric powered submarine, and up to March 2014 the only submarine of the Ukrainian Navy. She formerly carried the Soviet Navy pennant number B435. Zaporizhia was designed at the Rubin Design Bureau (Saint Petersburg).
Zaporizhzhia had a crew of 78, commanded by 1st Rank Capt. Oleh Orlov. The submarine was operated by a reserve unit, having not yet been returned to front line duty after her refurbishment.
Zaporizhzhia's keel was laid down in 1970 at the New Admiralty Shipyard in Leningrad. In 1970 she was commissioned into the Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet, where she conducted 14 patrols, including a port call in Cuba. In 1990 the submarine was transferred to the Soviet Black Sea Fleet, serving there until 1994. In 1995, the submarine's batteries permanently failed and she became abandoned without their replacement.
In 1997 unable to fix the broken down submarine, the administration of Russian Navy handed it over to the Ukrainian Navy during the partition of the Black Sea Fleet. Like most of the country's naval ships, she was renamed after one of Ukraine's cities — Zaporizhzhia. The city's community began to co-sponsor the ship, especially the accommodational needs of the crew. But it was only in 2003 when Ukrainian government became able to buy a new batteries set abroad and make Zaporizhzhia's survival real. However, she was immediately placed under repair in Sevastopol.
In 2005, Zaporizhzhia was considered to take part in the 2006 joint exercise conducted by the Ukrainian Navy and the Italian Navy, but the end of her repair was postponed. Being on a years-lasting repair, Zaporizhzhia was an inactive military unit stated Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko in April 2006. In January 2007, (Defense Minister) Hrytsenko stated that Ukraine intends to sell Zaporizhzhia.
As of July 2010 Zaporizhzhia was preparing for trials after repairs. All repairs were finished on 17 April 2011. First trial sail was be finished successfully on 18 July 2012. Late June 2013 all long-term maintenance work and its test were completed.
From September to November 1970, submarine was at sea for 20 days, 422 hours (236 submerged, 186 surfaced). Traveled 1,660 miles (2,672 km) while surfaces and 432 miles (695 km) while being under water. The submarine completed 15 submerges, and used 125 tons of fuel.
During the service in Atlantic in June - December 1971, submarine was at sea for 210 days. It traveled 18,342 miles (29,519 km) while surfaces and 5,340 miles (8,594 km) while being under water.The submarine completed 71 submerges, and used 825 tons of fuel.
During June 27 - August 10, 1972 Zaporizhzhia underwent medium repairs.
From July - October 1994, submarine was at sea for 16 days. Traveled 243.5 miles (391.9 km) while surfaces and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) while being under water.
In January 1995 Zaporizhzhia traveled only 53 miles (85 km) in 4 hours while being towed.
Main torpedoes used are: 53-51, 53-39, 53-61, 53-65, САЕТ-60.
Torpedo tubes are 533 mm (1.75 ft) diameter, and 8.145 m (26.7 ft) long. Tubes are placed 700 mm (2.3 ft) away from each other.
Also carries 12 extra torpedoes. 22 Total.
Can also carry 32 MTD type mines or 26 PM-2 or RM-2 type mines.
Can be equipped with 4 MANPADS.
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- Украина продаст свою единственную подводную лодку
- "Ukraine wants to get rid of its submarine". forUm. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- Only submarine of Russian Black Sea Fleet to be repaired by late July, Kyiv Post (July 1, 2010)
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- UNIAN news agency photo
- Submarine in Dry dock
- 72 Photos of Ukrainian Submarine
- Ukrainian, Italian Navies To Conduct Joint Exercise in Black Sea in 2006
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- Last "Foxtrot" of Soviet fleet(In Ukrainian)