Russian submarine Severodvinsk

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K-560 Severodvinsk
History
Russia
Name: K-560 Severodvinsk
Namesake: Severodvinsk
Builder: SevMash , designer Rubin Malahit Lazurit
Laid down: 1993
Launched: 15 June 2010[1]
Commissioned: 30 December 2013[2]
Status: In active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class and type: Yasen-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 5,800-7,700-9,500 surfaced
  • 8,200-13,800 submerged
Length: 120 m (390 ft)[3]
Beam: 15 m (49 ft)[3]
Draught: 8.4 m (28 ft)
Propulsion: 1 x KPM type pressurized water reactor
Speed:
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) surfaced
  • 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph) submerged silent
  • 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)+ submerged max[4]
Complement: 90

K-560 Severodvinsk is a Yasen-class submarine nuclear attack submarine of the Russian Navy.[5] The construction of the submarine started in 1993 and was first planned to be launched in 1998. However budgetary problems delayed the construction for years, and it was only launched on 15 June 2010. Severodvinsk began sea trials on 12 September 2011.[6] The submarine returned from her first voyage by 6 October 2011.[7][8]

Severodvinsk's torpedo-launching systems have been fitted behind the compartment of the central station.[9]

Trials and Operational History[edit]

On 7 November 2012, the boat (while submerged) successfully launched a Kalibr cruise missile (anti-ship version) at a sea target in the White Sea.[10][11] Later that same month the submarine successfully test fired two additional (land attack) cruise missiles.[12][13] The first land attack SLCM was launched on 26 November 2012 from a surfaced position and a second two days later from a submerged position.[14][15]

Severodvinsk was handed over to the Navy in late December 2013.[16] The flag-raising ceremony was held on 17 June 2014 marking its introduction into the Russian Navy.[17]

In November 2014 the submarine successfully tested its rescue capsule which surfaced from a depth of 40 metres (130 ft) with five crew members inside.[18][19][20]

Severodvinsk became combat-ready in early 2016.[21] At the end of April 2016 and in August 2017, K-560 conducted drills using 3M14 missiles.[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia to float out new nuclear submarine after delay | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2010-06-15. Archived from the original on November 25, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  2. ^ "Russia Commissions New Attack Submarine". sputniknews. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b Emelianenko, Aleksander (27 July 2009). Место на стапеле заняла "Казань" (in Russian). Rg.ru. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ Pike, John. "Project 885 Yasen / Graney Severodvinsk class". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ Pettersen, Trude (28 December 2009). "New attack submarine ready for mooring trials". BarentsObserver. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Russia's new attack submarine goes for sea trials | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  7. ^ "Severodvinsk nuclear sub completes first sea trials". sputniknews. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Russian Navy to get new nuclear sub late in 2011". rusnavy.com. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  9. ^ [1] Archived January 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Russian Navy's first Yasen-class submarine test fires Caliber cruise missile". Naval Technology. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  11. ^ Nilsen, Thomas (8 November 2012). ""Severodvinsk" launched cruise missile". Barents Observer. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Russian sub carries out its first missile firing | Fox News Latino". Fox News Latino. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Severodvinsk Sub Fires First Cruise Missile". sputniknews. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  14. ^ "SSGN Severodvinsk Performed Underwater Cruise Missile Launch". rusnavy.com. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Submerged Severodvinsk Sub Test Fires Cruise Missile". sputniknews. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Russia Commissions New Attack Submarine". sputniknews. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  17. ^ Korolkov, Alexander (17 June 2014). "Russia's top-secret nuclear submarine comes into service". Russia Beyond the Headlines. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  18. ^ Nilsen, Thomas (12 November 2014). "Submariners test amazing rescue capsule". Barents Observer. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  19. ^ Спастись за 10 секунд: как теперь моряков-подводников будут эвакуировать с глубины (in Russian). tvzvezda.ru. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  20. ^ На Северном флоте испытали всплывающую спасательную камеру новейшей АПЛ «Северодвинск» (in Russian). Russian Ministry of Defence. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  21. ^ http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/russias-first-yasen-class-submarine-is-combat-ready
  22. ^ http://vpk-news.ru/news/30497
  23. ^ http://tass.com/defense/960882