Soviet submarine K-314

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History
Soviet Union
Name: K-314
Laid down: 5 September 1970
Launched: 28 March 1972
Completed: 6 November 1972
General characteristics
Class and type: Victor-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 3,500 long tons (3,556 t) surfaced
  • 4,750 long tons (4,826 t) submerged
Length: 94.3 m (309 ft 5 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 1 × OK-300 pressurised water reactor with a VM-4 reactor core generating 75 MWt (31,000 hp)
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Test depth: 350 m (1,150 ft)
Complement: 94 officers and men

K-314 was a nuclear submarine of the Soviet Navy, of the type Project 671 Ерш (Yersh, meaning scorpionfish; also known by its NATO reporting name of "Victor-I" class).

On 21 March 1984, K-314 collided with the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in the Sea of Japan. The Kitty Hawk was not significantly damaged but the Soviet submarine could not get underway to proceed home for repairs under her own power. The U.S. Navy stayed on scene for two weeks before the Soviets could send out a seagoing tug to bring her home.

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