The second submarine of Project 636.3 "Volkhov", built for the Pacific Fleet, became part of the Naval fleet, the St. Andrew's flag was raised on the submarine. This was reported by the press service of the Admiralty Shipyards, where the submarine was built.
The solemn ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag on the Volkhov submarine took place at the Admiralty Shipyards. This is the second "Varshavyanka", after the lead "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky", built for the Pacific Fleet and already accepted into the fleet.
The solemn ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag on the submarine and its inclusion in the Navy took place
- said in a statement.
The fact that the Volkhov will be accepted into the fleet on October 24, was previously announced by the official representative of the Russian Navy, Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo.
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 entered the fleet on November 25, 2019. The third and fourth submarines, named Ufa and Magadan, were laid down at the Admiralty Shipyards on November 1 last year. The submarines are being built according to an improved design.
At the beginning of October 2020, it became known that Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Volkhov would arrive in Kamchatka next year, 2021. The submarine crossing is planned through the Northern Sea Route and will be completed in the summer.