Russian submarine Kostroma (B-276)

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History
Name: K-276 Crab
Builder: Gorky, later towed to Severodvinsk for completion
Launched: July 1986
Commissioned: September 1987
Renamed: B-276 Kostroma
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Sierra-class submarine
Displacement:
Length: 107 m (351 ft)
Beam: 12.2 m (40 ft)
Draft: 8.8 m (29 ft)
Installed power: Atomic
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) (surfaced)
  • 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) (submerged)
Range: Unlimited, except by food supplies
Complement: 59 (31 officers, 28 warrant officers)
Armament:
  • 2 × 650 mm (26 in) torpedo tubes
  • 4 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes
  • SA-14 Gremlin/SA-16 Gimlet missiles

B-276 Kostroma is a Russian Sierra-class submarine. She was launched in 1986, commissioned in 1987, and named K-276 Crab until 1992. Kostroma was built at Gorky and later towed to Severodvinsk for completion. She is part of the Russian Northern Fleet.

On 11 February 1992, Kostroma - then still named K-276 Crab - collided with USS Baton Rouge (some sources state it was K-239 Carp that collided with Baton Rouge). Baton Rouge was damaged (as was Crab) and was eventually deactivated in 1993. The crew of K-276 Crab painted the number "1" bordered by a star on the sail, as did Soviet submarines during World War II to indicate the number of their victories.

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