The Source Reported on the Planned Disposal of the World’s Two Largest Submarines

The two largest nuclear submarines of the project 941 (code “Akula”) “Arkhangelsk” and “Severstal” will be disposed of, they have already been withdrawn from the combat composition of the Russian Navy, told RIA Novosti on Friday a source in the shipbuilding industry.


Now the only nuclear submarine of the project 941U “Dmitry Donskoy” remains in the Navy, where the Bulava ballistic missile was previously tested.


“With respect to the two nuclear submarines Severstal and Arkhangelsk, a decision was made to dispose of them. Their further operation is unprofitable. They have already been withdrawn from the combat composition of the Russian Navy. “Rosatom” will utilize them after 2020, “the source said.


The 941-nuclear submarine is the world’s largest nuclear submarine, with a total displacement of 49,800 tons, a length of 172 meters, and a width of 23.3 meters. In total, six such cruisers were built. “Dmitry Donskoy” – the main ship in the series – was laid June 30, 1976, was admitted to the combat strength of the Northern Fleet in 1981.

In 1996-1997, due to a shortage of funds, three missile carriers (TK-12, TK-202 and TK-13), serving only 12-13 years, were withdrawn from service. disposal of worlds two largest submarines

The main ship of this project TK-208 “Dmitry Donskoy” for more than ten years passed on “Sevmash” repair, modernization and re-equipment for testing the new missile system “Bulava”.


Source: Maritime News of Russia