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Some Pretty Cool Russian Nuclear Submarine Dismantelment / Maintenance Pics

November 7 2009 at 5:12 AM
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Oscar II SSGN
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Yankee Pod Test Bed SSBN
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Victor III SSN
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Sierra II SSN
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Victor III SSN?
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Yankee Pod Test Bed SSBN being dismantled (my guess?, given the bow spherical sonar)
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Victor III SSN being dismantled?
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Victor III SSN
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Victor III SSN
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Akula SSN
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November 7 2009, 5:20 AM 

these are absolutely awesome shots.

 
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November 7 2009, 5:27 AM 

So sad...

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November 7 2009, 5:33 AM 

Not really, I mean, obviously the Russians can't afford a huge SSN fleet, one would logically say its about time to start tearing down the Victor III's (and they have been doing so for some time now)...........the whole point on Yankee Pod was to test the new spherical bow mounted sonar for the Graney class SSGN. Given that the Graney SSGN program seems to actually be moving along now, R&D into the next gen sonar suite is probably mostly finished (or at least to the extent that the Yankee Pod is no longer needed)........

Note that the Akula, Oscar II, and Sierra II all seem to be getting taken care of relatively well.


    
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November 7 2009, 5:55 AM 

Its sad to see the once mighty Soviet navy rot because there is no money available to maintain it or have it going to sea. Its not just the submarine fleet, the surface fleet is even worse. The majority of these SSNs have been sitting in dock since the breakup.

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November 7 2009, 8:59 PM 


Russian subs are massive. They could of sold those subs to some other country instead of let them rot all these yrs.

 
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November 7 2009, 9:19 PM 

Great pics! I especially like the first one.

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November 7 2009, 10:26 PM 

amazing pics...

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November 7 2009, 10:33 PM 

Today the Northern needs to be the protectorate of the arctic for Russia, these subs are largely irrelevant for that purpose. Spend the money on more nuclear ice breakers.

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November 7 2009, 10:34 PM 

True. It's sad to see that those machines were once responsible for taking on the whole US and NATO navies. It's a shame the state they were left to be in.

 
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November 7 2009, 11:05 PM 

Damn, look at all that rust on the bottom half of the Victor III. That thing must have been docked in port for years.



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November 7 2009, 11:06 PM 

what was rotation time of ship during dry dock ,before cold war and after cold war...

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November 8 2009, 7:32 AM 

To be fair, there is absolutely no need for Russia to have a massive SSN fleet, as there is no real enemy to use it against.

 
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November 8 2009, 9:08 AM 

Picture titled -Victor III SSN?- shows back of the ship with one big propeler and two small ones on the sides of the big, what are they, additional propulsion with different engines or something new?

Great pictures thanks

 
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November 8 2009, 12:16 PM 

The two smaller props on the Victor are for slow speed "creep" operations.

 
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November 8 2009, 2:35 PM 

I believe the picture titled "Yankee Pod Test Bed SSBN being dismantled" is a Victor III beeing dismantled. The sonar dome is not a spherical design. It is the MKG-500 series as in this picture.
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The torpedo tubes are cut of, they are placed just above the sonar dome on russian 3.gen submarines.
The rust under the waterline on those Victor III subs is actually not so bad. It probably is not deep, some cleaning and paint and it would be as good as new. You would be surprised to see how quick steel rusts if the top primer/paint layer is gone. Just look at pictures of new ships under construction. Here a picture of George H.W. Bush CVN-77 carrier.
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No need to remove all of the Victor III subs yet, latest of class where built in the early 90s, plenty of life left.

Btw that Sierra looks like it is in good condition!


    
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November 8 2009, 4:23 PM 

Thanks for the info! My bad.

 
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November 8 2009, 9:08 PM 

I really envy that. I would like Argentinian Navy to have just one of them...

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