The second diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3 Volkhov, built for the Pacific fleet at the "Admiralty Shipyards", will become part of the Navy on 24 October. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Navy, Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo.
The submarine "Volkhov" (...) by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, will be accepted into the Russian Navy on October 24
- said in a statement.
It is specified that the solemn ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag on the submarine will take place at the Admiralty Shipyards, which built the submarine.
The Volkhov diesel-electric submarine is the second Varshavyanka-class submarine in a series being built for the Pacific Fleet. Laid down on the same day as the lead diesel-electric submarine "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" - July 28, 2017, launched on December 26, 2019. The lead submarine "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" has already entered the Pacific Fleet. The third and fourth submarines, named Ufa and Magadan, were laid down at the Admiralty Shipyards on November 1 last year.
The contract for the construction of a series of six “Varshavyanka” for the Pacific Fleet was signed by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the “Admiralty Shipyards” in September 2016. DEPLs belong to the third generation of diesel-electric submarines. As previously reported by the Ministry of Defense, some changes were made to the design of submarines to improve their tactical and technical data.
In early October 2020, it became known that the first Varshavyankas built for the Pacific Fleet will arrive in Kamchatka next year, 2021.