Russian Submarine Krasnodar Joins Black Sea Fleet

The latest diesel-electric 636.6 project submarine SSK Krasnodar was put in the service of the Russian Navy at Admiralty Shipyards today, November 5.

According to Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Victor Chirkov, Krasnodar is the fourth diesel-electric submarine of the project built by OAO Admiralteyskiye Verfi shipyard for the Black Sea Fleet.

Novorossiysk, the first submarine of the project, has already been put into service of the Black Sea Fleet. Submarine Rostov-on-Don passed armament trials held at the Northern Fleet and is joining the Black Sea Fleet. The third diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol is passing armament trials at the Northern Fleet at the moment.

Another two subs, Kolpino and Veliky Novgorod are being built by the shipyard.

Admiral Chirkov commented the possibility of building more diesel-electric submarines by saying that the Command of the Navy was considering that option.

When it comes to the construction of new generation subs of Project 677 Lada, the Commander said the lead submarine of the project was undertaking trial operations in the Northern Fleet.

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Image: Russian Ministry of Defence