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The terms of the return to the Northern Fleet of the nuclear submarine "Tigr" of project 971 "Shchuka-B"

The terms of the return to the Northern Fleet of the nuclear submarine "Tigr" of project 971 "Shchuka-B"

The Project 971 Tigr multipurpose nuclear submarine (nuclear submarine) (code Schuka-B) will return to the combat strength of the Northern fleet in 2022. It is reported by TASS citing a source in the Russian defense industry.

Repair work on the technical condition of the nuclear submarine "Tiger" is planned to be completed in 2022, after which the submarine will return to the combat composition of the fleet

- the agency leads the words of the source.

At the same time, it is clarified that the Tiger nuclear submarine is undergoing repairs with the restoration of technical readiness, the modernization of the submarine, following the example of similar nuclear submarines Leopard and Wolf, which are also under repair, is not yet envisaged, although at the beginning of 2020 some media outlets stated that the modernization will affect not only the on-board systems, but also the weapons of the submarine.

The nuclear submarine "Tigr" is considered to be under repair since the mid-2010s, but the repair of the submarine at the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvezdochka ship repair center) began in 2019.

Earlier it became known that in the second half of 2021, the Project 971 Leopard nuclear submarine will return to the Northern Fleet, and the Volk nuclear submarine of the same project in 2023. Both submarines are part of the 24th "Animal Division" of the Northern Fleet of the Navy. In total, the division consists of 6 submarines - "Leopard", "Wolf", "Tiger", "Vepr", "Panther", "Gepard". The last three are in the combat strength of the fleet.

The submarine K-154 "Tiger" was laid down in 1989 in Severodvinsk, launched on July 10, 1993, and entered the Northern Fleet on December 5, 1994. The submarine was built according to a project with improved acoustic stealth.

Characteristics: Maximum length - 110,3 m; maximum width - 13,6 m; average draft - 9,7 m; full displacement - 12770 tons; working immersion depth - 520 m; maximum immersion depth - 600 m; full underwater speed - 33 knots; surface speed - 11,6 knots; autonomy - 100 days; crew - 73 people.

Armament: 4 torpedo tubes 650 mm, 4 torpedo tubes 533 mm, torpedoes, mines, anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles.
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  1. Sailor
    Sailor 12 January 2021 15: 26
    It is a pity that there will be no upgrades, this is a series of improved boats, they need to be kept.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 12 January 2021 15: 33
      Maybe they are modernizing, there is time. It's good that the Northern Fleet Beast Division is rebuilding! good
      1. bad
        bad 12 January 2021 16: 41
        "Nerpa" is engaged in HTG. You need to send for modernization to "Zvezdochka".
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 12 January 2021 15: 32
    Then the boat will still be sent for modernization, which should have been done now!
  3. Sailor
    Sailor 12 January 2021 16: 44
    It is surprising that Project 945 (A), they do not want to modernize, because these are practically eternal boats, and there are 4 of them! Titanium boats are less noticeable, and in terms of armament and acoustic signature they are not inferior to the 971 project.
    1. Vadim Zhivov
      Vadim Zhivov 12 January 2021 19: 03
      Well, if you believe the wiki, then "Pskov" has been in service since December 28, 2015. hi
  4. FIN
    FIN 12 January 2021 16: 45
    And with those who were taken from Kamchatka, what?
  5. Tests
    Tests 12 January 2021 18: 00
    seamanChF (Sergey), dear, titanium is brewed a little worse than steels, rubber is glued to it a little bit differently from hull steel, which means that people need to be taught "Zvezdochka" for these orders, or they should be lured for a month from SEVMASH - one and a half.
    1. Sailor
      Sailor 12 January 2021 21: 03
      I do not think that everything is so cretal, the boats are worth prolonging their life, especially the 945A are the most beautiful in my opinion.
    2. Garris199
      Garris199 12 January 2021 22: 28
      Quote: Tests
      rubber sticks to it a little bit wrong

      The rubber is glued to the lightweight body, if I'm not mistaken. There is a strong case made of titanium. And the Pike-B boats are suitable and very necessary, they should still serve.
  6. Tests
    Tests 12 January 2021 18: 03
    FIN (FIN), dear, the boats are being repaired, one is "Bratsk", since 2003. In Severodvinsk "Transshelf" brought "Samara" and "Bratsk" in September 2014.
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    2. FIN
      FIN 12 January 2021 22: 29
      I fotal her in 2004

  7. Tests
    Tests 12 January 2021 22: 13
    SeamanChF (Sergei), dear, about "Zvezdochka" in December 2020:
    While Mr. Ponikarovsky is arrested ...
    А в году 2021:
    How to evaluate it?
  8. Efiop
    Efiop 13 January 2021 09: 05
    It is very good!!! The only question is, what about the 650 mm torpedoes? maybe torpedo tubes for other weapons will be used
  9. Tests
    Tests 13 January 2021 09: 59
    Garris199 (Igor), dear, rubber is one of the elements to reduce the noise and visibility of the boat, therefore they glue it wherever the designer has thought up, on hulls, in tanks, etc. etc.
  10. Charik
    Charik 14 January 2021 02: 37
    What kind of PCR does she have?