Project 971 Shchuka-B multipurpose nuclear submarine (NPS) Vepr returned to Severny fleet... This was announced on Wednesday by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko at a single day of military acceptance.
In the interests of the Navy, delivered (...) one refurbished cruising nuclear submarine Vepr, project 971
- said the Deputy Minister, without specifying when exactly the submarine returned from repair.
The fact that the Vepr nuclear submarine had passed all the tests required after the repair in the Barents Sea was reported back this spring. After going out to sea, the submarine returned to the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvezdochka ship repair center), where it had previously undergone repairs and modernization in order to eliminate the identified comments. The return of the submarine to service was planned in June 2020.
The Vepr nuclear submarine was launched under the name K-157 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk on July 13, 1990, launched on December 10, 1994, and was commissioned on November 25, 1995. It is part of the Northern Fleet.
Main characteristics: Surface displacement of 8140 tons, underwater 12770 tons. The longest length on the waterline is 114,3 meters, the largest body width is 13,6 meters, the average draft on the waterline is 9,7 meters. Surface speed of 11,6 knots, submarine 33 knots. Working immersion depth of 480 meters, the maximum immersion depth of 600 meters. The crew of 73 people, including 31 officers. Autonomy of swimming 100 days.
Armament: 4 torpedo tubes 650 mm (ammunition - 12 torpedoes) and 4 torpedo tubes 533 mm (ammunition - 28 torpedoes), missile torpedoes and cruise missiles RK-55 Granat, MANPADS Strela-ZM.