The third "Varshavyanka" of the modified project 636.3 "Magadan" for the Pacific fleet will be launched at the end of March this year. This was reported by the press service of the USC.
As reported at the "Admiralty shipyards", which are building a series of diesel-electric submarines for the Pacific Fleet, today the technical readiness of the submarine is more than 80%, preparations are underway for launching the submarine.
The Magadan submarine is the third in the series and the second serial after the lead Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the first serial Volkhov. It was laid down on November 1, 2019, on the same day as the fourth submarine of this project, named Ufa. There is no data yet on the timing of the launch of the Ufa.
Recall that the lead submarine of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky series was transferred to the Russian Navy on November 25, 2019, the first serial submarine - Volkhov - entered the fleet on October 24, 2020. Both submarines will sail to Kamchatka this year, making an inter-fleet voyage through the Northern Sea Route. The transition is scheduled for the summer.
The fifth submarine of this series for the Pacific Fleet, according to the press service of the Admiralty Shipyards, will be laid down by the end of this year, the date has not yet been announced.
USC noted that Admiralty Shipyards are the undisputed leader in Russia in the construction of Project 636 submarines and their modifications. In total, since 1997, the company has built 25 diesel-electric submarines.