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Russia: Former Black Sea Fleet submarine is getting a makeover01:18

Russia: Former Black Sea Fleet submarine is getting a makeover

Russian Federation, Severodvinsk
July 10, 2013 at 05:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Former Black Sea Fleet submarine is getting a makeover

On Tuesday the submarine “Kaluga” was handed over to the Russian naval forces to be restored after more than 10 years of service.

The submarine arrived at the ship repairing factory “Zvezdochka” in Severodvinsk in 2002, but due to financal problems reparations couldn't begin until 2010.

The quality of Kaluga's construction was examined in 2012 however due to adverse weather conditions the submarine was only partly inspected. This summer “Kaluga” continued sea exercises and successfully completed them. On July 9 a ceremony was held in Severodvinsk to commeorate the handing over of Kaluga to the Russian fleet .

Kaluga is a project 877 submarine (kilo class submarine). The 877 project submarines are designed to fight ships and underwater vessels, to install mine obstacles and scouting.

Kaluga was constructed in 1989 and was part of the The Black Sea Fleet until 1991 when it was then moved to the Barents Sea and joined The North Fleet.

Submarines of this type are 72,6 meters long and 9,9 meters wide, their speed can reach up to 17 knots. They are armed with six 533-mm torpedo launchers and can hold a crew of 57 people.

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Russia: Former Black Sea Fleet submarine is getting a makeover

On Tuesday the submarine “Kaluga” was handed over to the Russian naval forces to be restored after more than 10 years of service.

The submarine arrived at the ship repairing factory “Zvezdochka” in Severodvinsk in 2002, but due to financal problems reparations couldn't begin until 2010.

The quality of Kaluga's construction was examined in 2012 however due to adverse weather conditions the submarine was only partly inspected. This summer “Kaluga” continued sea exercises and successfully completed them. On July 9 a ceremony was held in Severodvinsk to commeorate the handing over of Kaluga to the Russian fleet .

Kaluga is a project 877 submarine (kilo class submarine). The 877 project submarines are designed to fight ships and underwater vessels, to install mine obstacles and scouting.

Kaluga was constructed in 1989 and was part of the The Black Sea Fleet until 1991 when it was then moved to the Barents Sea and joined The North Fleet.

Submarines of this type are 72,6 meters long and 9,9 meters wide, their speed can reach up to 17 knots. They are armed with six 533-mm torpedo launchers and can hold a crew of 57 people.