Russian submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (K-211)

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History
Soviet Union, Russia
Name: K-211 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Namesake: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
Laid down: 1977
Launched: January 1979
Commissioned: 1980
Status: Active by 2009
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 4 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes in the bow.

K-211 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is a Project 667BDR Kalmar class (NATO reporting name: "Delta III") Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarine. The submarine was built by the Russian shipyard Sevmash in the late 1970s and joined the Soviet fleet in 1980. The submarine continued to serve in the Russian navy after the collapse of the Soviet Union and, as of 2009, is active in the Russian Pacific fleet.

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

Service[edit]

Collision with a British submarine[edit]

On 23 May 1981 she collided with a British submarine HMS Sceptre.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ballantyne, Iain (2013). Hunter Killers. London: Orion. pp. 331–334. ISBN 9781409144182.