Russian submarine Borisoglebsk (K-496)

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Soviet Union,
Name: Borisoglebsk
Laid down: 23 September 1975
Launched: 13 August 1977
Completed: 30 December 1977
Decommissioned: December,2008
General characteristics
Class and type: Delta III-class submarine

K-496 Borisoglebsk is a Russian advanced Delta III SSBN nuclear submarine. On 21 June 2005 the vessel served as the launch platform for a missile carrying a payload containing a solar sail experiment, Cosmos 1. The submarine was based in the Russian Northern Fleet. In early December 2008 Borisoglebsk was decommissioned from the fleet and was getting ready to be scrapped.[1]