Russian Navy to Receive Yekaterinburg Sub in Late December
The Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine will be returned to the Russian Navy after repairs during the third decade of December. This came in a statement by Yevgeny Gladyshev, a spokesman for the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk.
It should be noted that the strategic missile submarine arrived at the Zvezdochka shipyard in June 2012 for emergency repair of the sonar detection gear and equipment of the first compartment damaged in the fire in late 2011.
“The vessel is currently undergoing sea trials and will be delivered to the Russian Navy during the third decade of December,” Mr. Gladyshev pointed out.
It’s worth mentioning that the Yekaterinburg was built at the Severodvinsk-based Sevmash shipyard in 1985. The nuclear submarine has a length of 167 meters, a width of 12 meters and a displacement of 12,000 tons. The maximal submersion depth is 400 meters, cruising submerged speed – 24 knots, crew – 140 people.