Russian submarine AS-34

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Laid downJanuary 1988
Launched27 August 1989
Commissioned30 November 1989
General characteristics
Class and type Priz-class deep-submergence rescue vehicle
Displacement55 tonnes (54 long tons)
Length13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
Beam3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Height4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • 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
Range21 nmi (39 km)
  • 120 hours with 4 aboard
  • 10 hours with 24 aboard
Test depth1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Capacity20 passengers

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, 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Deep-diving autonomous underwater vehicle – Project 1855". Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.