Icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” for the First Time Conducted An Atomic Submarine Through the Ice of the White Sea

The newest icebreaker, Ilya Muromets, completed the first tests of the nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky within the framework of the ice tests, the Northern Fleet reported.

“Successfully completing the work in the Kara gate area, the crew of the ship made the transition to the throat of the White Sea, where he accepted the strategic underwater cruiser” Yuri Dolgoruky, “said in a press release that was received by Interfax.

The thickness of ice on the navigable waterways in the White Sea is about 40 centimetres.

“In such conditions, the independent navigation of vessels of the non-ice class becomes impossible,” the press release notes. “The cruiser was also provided by the icebreaker” Ruslan “of the White Sea naval base and the sea tugboat. The icebreaker Ilya Muromets was the first to pave the way in the ice.

Icebreaker Ilya An Atomic Submarine Through the Ice of the White Sea

Today, a detachment of vessels has arrived in Severodvinsk, “the headquarters of the Federation Council informs.

 

Source: Maritime News of Russia