Underwater ram

Underwater ram

After the introduction of NATO ships into the Black Sea, the half-century Cold War, after a short pause, seems to have continued again. But the Cold War in the offices of politicians is one thing, and the Cold War in the ocean, in the compartments of submarines, is completely different ...

Americans did not say a word about this collision. Ours were silent too. So it is almost forgotten. But that old story could turn into a tragedy no less than the misfortune of the Kursk. Actually, after the death of "Kursk", the few who are alive now spoke about her ...

So, the fall of 1974. The height of the Cold War in the ocean. Northern Fleet. Western Faces. 1st flotilla nuclear submarines.

Multipurpose - torpedo nuclear submarine K-306 under the command of captain 1 of the rank of E. Guriev reached the shores of England with a special task. It was necessary to secretly approach the exit from Clyde Brit Bay, where American nuclear missile boats of the “George Washington” type were based, to wait for one of them to exit and record its noise “portrait”. That is, to do everything the same as the American submariners did in relation to our new submarines.

Captain 1 of the rank of reserve Alexander Viktorovich Kuzmin, who went to K-306 as the assigned commander of the navigational unit:

Captain first rank Kuzmin A.V. He heads the All-Ukrainian Association of Veteran Submariners. (Official photo from http://ex-submariners.org.ua)

- Actually, we prepared thoroughly for that combat service. The most experienced divisional navigator Anatoly Soprunov also walked with us, whom all young navigators called Uncle Toll.

Soprunov Anatoly Nikolaevich. In those days, the captain of the third rank. Photo 1967 Vidyaevo (from the family archive).

They also gave us for the navigation of the navigator watches the assistant navigation commander from the 705 boat of the Bogatyryov project. Only four navigators, along with staff navigator Lieutenant Vinogradov.

Clyde Brit Bay, we got quite safely. Except for one incident, about which only a few people knew. A few days before the collision with the American boat, our "swallow" touched the ground.

Here it should be noted that “touching the ground”, no matter how soft it was, is considered one of the most serious navigational incidents in the fleet. And although the "touch" was indeed a touch, not a blow to the ground, but the soul of the commander, navigator and boatswain-helmsman scrubbed the cats. In the database for the "touch" will have to answer in full. If they knew what lies ahead of them!

- And in front of us, our Soviet RZK was waiting - the reconnaissance ship, which tumbled around in the area for more than one week, had already decayed on the tunic officers. - Kuzmin continued the story. - But they waited for their high point: November 4 from the Gulf went on combat patrol by the American "strategist" Nathaniel Green with a bunch of Polaris missiles on board. Well, we are most welcome. Further our work. In order to give us contact with the target, with the control panel we had to give us a conditional signal: throw three noise grenades into the water. They dropped them ...

Everyone acted as prescribed by the governing documents: RZK gave us a contact, according to the instruction - by the explosions of three grenades ... And since the depth was relatively small - 86 meters, powerful sound reverberation went. After each explosion of the grenade, the sonar screen flashed for almost a minute. Thus, K-306 went blind for almost four minutes. As the boats walked towards each other and almost at the same depth, they collided. K-306 hit Nathaniel Green in the stern area, damaging the two mines to the Americans. Fortunately, there were no human sacrifices on either side.

The reason for this emergency can be considered the imperfection of the technology of transfer of contact. The rules were developed in the offices without real depths, hydrology and other conditions. No one could have imagined that the boat could become deaf and blind for a few minutes. Later, the instruction was refined. But if the reconnaissance system had a ZPS system - a submarine communication, the contact could be passed to us absolutely silently. The fault of the crew in the incident was not.

The former foreman of the torpedo team of the retired midshipman Mikhail Mikhailovich Smolinsky was the closest to the point of impact.

- According to the broadcast "Battle Alarm!" Torpedo attack! ”, Ran to the battle post. By the edge of my ear I caught the acoustics report - “I don’t hear anything!” And then Tolya Korsakov, the head of the underwater acoustics team, gloomily dropped: “Now let's face ...”

Hit!! We vmazali American in board. I looked - and on the starboard racks the upper torpedoes came out of the hooks and twitched to the back covers of the torpedo tubes ... This is the end! And then - a miracle: all the torpedoes returned to their lodgements and hooks themselves snapped! Someone strongly prayed for us for us ...

The broadcast barked: "Look around in the compartments!"

I turned on the mnemonic. And then I heard, and then I saw: water flows into the first compartment - into our compartment!

Quickly figured out what was happening - they shut off the ventilation valves of the torpedo tubes, and stopped the flow. But trim on the nose is growing. Degrees for 17 has passed! It is difficult to stand. And in my head there is only one thing - the ground is near, now let's go. And here is another miracle: our mechanic - the captain of the 2 rank, Vladimir Katalevsky, blew through the nasal tanks, the trim began to move away ...

A.V. Kuzmin:

- Our commander of the warhead-5 was on top - worked in automatic mode: without waiting for commands, blew the ballast in the bow group of tanks. You could say the ship saved us all. Death flashed like a bullet at the temple. What is there a bullet! There are five torpedoes with SBP (nuclear filling) swept past the temple. Torpedo fool bubble well done!

M.M. Smolinsky:

“And I don’t take my eyes off the mnemonic schemes and see with horror that the torpedo tubes with SBP - nuclear weapons - were filled with water. Sodden. Our main weapon. My first thought: well, everything ... now the handcuffs are secured. In places to stand with posts removed ...

A.V. Kuzmin:

- American SSBN was forced to surface. We followed the periscope and immediately saw it. The Nathaniel Green was sitting in the water with a big roll on the starboard. Confused sailors climbed onto the hull, the commander from the bridge tried to understand what had happened. It was necessary to photograph the picture through the periscope, but there was no film in the navigator's camera. I had to take a pencil and quickly sketch ... The American SSBN has the tail number 636.

We also looked around in the compartments. In addition to tarnished torpedoes with SBP, there seemed to be no other problems. One could only imagine what our nose looks like, crumpled to the point ... Later it turned out that all of our torpedo tubes were damaged, except for one. The Americans had their main ballast tanks pierced.

So, “Nathaniel Green, with all his bunch of“ Polarises ”, did not go to a given area ...

The continuation of this story I heard in St. Petersburg from the former boatswainer K-306 of the midshipman of the reserve Nikolai Molchanov. / Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of Nikolai Molchanov. In St. Petersburg I will photograph. This is the best boatswain of the Northern Fleet, a graduate of Vice-Admiral Yevgeny Dmitrievich Chernov, a submariner with 33-year experience.

- We have seen, heard, led this “Nathaniel Green” right up to the point of immersion. So that we would not be spotted, we came closer to our reconnaissance ship, which kept to our right - we went under the cover of its noises. This is what played a fatal role.

The acoustics report: "The boat is sinking."

And here with RZK gave a signal to transfer the contact. We didn't need it at all. We have already kept in touch. But they didn’t know about this at the RZK, and did what the instructions required ... The acoustics didn’t even have time to take off the headphones when the first explosion thundered. We were too close to RZK, and therefore the explosion sounded especially loud, it was heard in all compartments. And the acoustics of the ears went blood.

We did not immediately understand what had happened. Push, pretty soft. But the depth suddenly went right away. The dial with meter marks enveloped like mad. Fell to 29 meters ...

The commander gave the command: "Bubble in the middle!"

I noticed that the dip to the depth slowed down dramatically. Then they stopped ...

Immediately filled the middle and surfaced under the periscope.

The weather was good, and the Americans also surfaced - in a positional position.

Guriev later told me: I see the commander “Nathaniel Green” in the periscope, people in sweaters run around the body, run and look around, cannot understand anything.

We left the periscope depth. From the compartments of the reports - all examined, no comments. All units work. They went another hundred meters, and the commander began to prepare a radiogram about the collision.

Returned home at a depth of 40 meters to reduce the pressure on the rear covers of the torpedo tubes.

I must say that my interlocutor at that time was considered the best boatswain if not the entire Northern Fleet, then the 1 fleet of nuclear submarines for sure. Could hold a depth in centimeter 3-4! Up to three points of the sea under the lenses of the periscope kept the depth. There was an intuition in the fingers. Could control a submarine in reverse. In order to reduce the breaker behind the raised periscope, the commander sometimes dropped the turnovers to zero, and then the boat went on inertia. Michman Molchanov knew how to control the rudders of the depth and in such an extremely difficult mode. He held the depth, squeezing the arms of the manipulators, so that the fingers became numb ...

A.V. Kuzmin:

- We returned home two weeks. "Nathaniel", something that - lay on the opposite course and here it is - the base. We had to go a good two thousand miles. Soon it became clear that the trouble was that the hydroacoustical antennas were severely damaged by a blow to someone else’s side. We went deaf on the whole starboard. But we foiled our entry into the military service of the foe.

On the approach to Litsa, the commander of the division, Rear Admiral Yevgeny Dmitrievich Chernov, came to meet us on the boat. He walked around the boat, examined his nose, which was almost flattened. I went up to the ship, talked to the commander and, on the whole, reacted very calmly to the emergency. As an experienced sailor, Chernov understood perfectly well that there were unforeseen situations at sea.

The special torpedoes were unloaded in a wet way: they removed the breakwater guards and pulled them out. The tadpoles arrived and, silently, without any complaints, took them away.

The flotilla commander ordered an emergency investigation. Commander K-306 captain 1 rank Eduard V. Guriev was severely reprimanded. Just in case. And the American crew, as we later learned, awarded the “golden dolphin” signs for their courage. And so always - who kicks, who dolphins.

But we, the crew, as shown by further investigation, were not to blame for anything.

It was the best crew, not only in the division, but also in the entire Northern Fleet. Seven sailors were qualified as masters of military affairs. All team foremen are professional midshipmen. A crew like this - Captain 1 rank Viktor Khramtsov, later Vice-Admiral.

The fate of the participants of this underwater ram was different. Neither the then commander of the ship Eduard Guriev (he died in the 2007 year and was buried in Sosnovy Bor near St. Petersburg) nor the valiant mechanical engineer V.Katalevsky are already alive.

The commander of the turbine group Veniamin Azarev went to the United States to his daughter, who married an American. There he found the former commander of "Nathaniel Green". But he never admitted to the collision.

The captain of the 1 rank, Alexander Kuzmin, who went out on that trip as a assigned navigator (he himself served on the K-513 nuclear-powered ship), later became the commander of the world's largest nuclear submarine of the Shark type.

Today he lives in Kiev and successfully heads the All-Ukrainian Association of Submariner Veterans. In the seas and oceans he was lucky on adventures. Our newspaper has already talked about them.

Unfortunately, my father, the captain of the first rank, Anatoly Nikolaevich Soprunov, passed away. But graduates of the navigational faculty VVMUP them. Leninist Komsomol members remember their astronavigation teacher with a kind word.

Reference Information:
3 November 1959 of the year was approved the technical requirements for a new torpedo nuclear submarine with a displacement of 2 000 tons and a depth of not less than 300 m. The main designer of the project was G. N. Chernyshev.
K-306 "Ersh" NATO classification "Viktor-I":
Onboard: 604
Pledged: 20.03.1968
Launch: 04.06.1969
Entering the Red Banner Northern Fleet: 04.12.1969
Entered: 5 December 1969 of the year.
January 9 The 1970 of the year is incorporated into the CSF.
It was originally listed as the KPLP, and on July 25, the 1977 of the year was assigned to the BPL subclass.
In the period from September 25 1979 to January 19, 1983 of the year on the Nerpa shipyard in Olenya Bay (Vyuzhny village) underwent an average repair.
24 June 1991 was excluded from the Navy due to delivery to the OFI for dismantling and disposal, and in Gremikha Bay (Ostrovnaya) put on a joke.
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  1. +11
    26 November 2012 09: 12
    Incredible, exciting story!
    1. +2
      28 November 2012 12: 34
      such things need to be taught at school in history lessons and written in textbooks! Cool story!
  2. borisst64
    26 November 2012 09: 33
    Thank you for the article! I didn’t assume that he was in control of a submarine, in fact, a boatswain.
    1. +8
      26 November 2012 21: 02
      Correct a little ...
      The boat is driven by a senior in the CPU. Commander, SEC, watch officer.
      The boatswain on the submarine is the foreman of the helmsman - signalmen team. "On the rudders", i.e. for manipulators, sits on alarm (BG No. 1), as the most experienced specialist. And in case of combat readiness number 2 (normal mode), the rest of the helmsmen - signalmen - are on duty in turn.
    2. vyatom
      27 November 2012 11: 55
      I will say more huge ocean liners operated by sailors-helmsmen.
      There is a concept of steering, and there is control.
      Officers control it, and sailors and boatswain rule.
  3. Samovar
    26 November 2012 09: 52
    Great article! The crew of the boat acted as always should, as a single organism. Of course, a mechanic, well done - quickly orientated himself, made the right decision - a real professional.
  4. Fox
    26 November 2012 10: 36
    yes ... how many cases still pop up! ..
    1. 0
      27 November 2012 00: 20
      Quote: Fox
      yes ... how many cases still pop up! ..

      -I heard something like this story ... it smacks of a bike and yet ...
      -It was under Khrushchev and, as in a joke, 2 submarines (ours and Amerovskaya) clashed in mediocrity in general ours sank after the blow ... and whom we accuse, amers of unconsciousness! There is nothing to do, the answer must be given to one who loves ... In general, they met the surface boat of the Amer boat at the exit from Middle-earth and seized it with depth bombs ... and silence ...
      -Amer shook like bash on bash.
  5. nickname 1 and 2
    26 November 2012 10: 51
    The impression is as if the boat is a restive HORSE and the boatswain is hanging on the bridle of this "horse". I didn't think the boat was so unstable. And most importantly, she is blind.
    Can't sensors be invented? type - mustache ...
    1. kpd
      26 November 2012 15: 33
      What's the point? What is the inertia of a submarine? how many meters should those "mustaches" be?
  6. Borodach
    26 November 2012 11: 05
    Well, what’s heroic? They were constantly training, ready to support, preparing to defend their homeland. But our modern Ukrainian submariners, they are showing miracles of courage when they look at our only half-dead boat. And if the duty is to board, then one pack of pampes can not do. And it is very sad. The current government is simply destroying our army for the sake of the geyrop and there are fewer favorite problems — the army will not make a coup, there is no one to negotiate.
    1. +15
      26 November 2012 13: 07
      What is heroic? 100 m of water overhead and quite thin, full to capacity with any exploding byak barrel! It’s impossible to run away! What is heroic? Yes all!
    2. +7
      26 November 2012 19: 18
      Quote: Borodach
      Well, and what is heroic here? They were constantly training, they were ready to fight, they were preparing to defend their homeland

      Yes, combat training was at the highest level, emergency situations were worked out, both on simulators and during the development of tasks, this is one thing, such situations are planned, another thing is an emergency situation during military service. Here, first of all, everything depends on the instant reaction to the adoption of the only the correct decision and the coherence of the crew, as well as the literacy and professional skill of each crew member, and the commander’s hardness. 81-84g. I was fortunate enough to serve on the 1st Red Banner Navy Navy submarine flotilla in Western Litsa.
    3. Leshy
      26 November 2012 22: 25
      Yours is completely falling apart - take an example from Russia - so that the army doesn’t make a revolution, there are furniture factory directors and rescue firefighters ... wink
    26 November 2012 11: 08
    A great example of the heroic in the people of that time. Russia is strong in people, people .... But people in this country have never been penniless, and now, even more so.
  8. barbell
    26 November 2012 11: 53
    cool article. Russian screenwriters and directors need to poke their nose into it, for the hatters to understand what the movie is about.
  9. +4
    26 November 2012 12: 15
    Father told me about this case only in 1993.
    There is another interesting story, but so far I have not collected all the data from the "participants".
  10. wax
    26 November 2012 12: 46
    And Amer was silent, like a fish, even after many years, even in private conversation.
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    1. +3
      26 November 2012 14: 24
      Northern Fleet, year 1972. The Norwegian Sea when our frigates and destroyers squeezed them down.
      1. +3
        26 November 2012 16: 36
        My dad was then one of the participants. Once again he said that Norway is a war, and the Americans are strong only with a crowd and modern weapons .....
  12. +10
    26 November 2012 13: 34
    The K-306 commander, Captain 1st Rank Eduard Viktorovich Guryev, was severely reprimanded. Just in case. And the American crew, as we later learned, was awarded the Golden Dolphin signs for their courage. And so always - to whom kicks, to whom dolphins.

    And this is our EVERYTHING !!! The commander returned the living ship with living people home, marched two thousand nautical miles with a disheveled nose and received a severe reprimand. JUST IN CASE! How in the bestial way we treat people. To your people. That’s why, even if you cut me, I don’t believe in the official version of the death of Kursk.
    1. +1
      26 November 2012 13: 54
      You should at least read this article. http://blackseafleet-21.com/news/30-04-2012_lihie-russkie-podvodniki-protiv-besp

      Read about at least one boat, then say something about our people. I will not dwell in detail on other egregious cases of headache, like K-429.
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    1. 0
      26 November 2012 14: 15
      What would you like to know about the Kursk disaster?
  14. dusha233
    26 November 2012 14: 20
    As a former submariner, I admire the feat of these people! Eternal glory to sailors submariners !!
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    1. +2
      26 November 2012 14: 52
      The first explosion - from a peroxide torpedo, with its improper operation (none of the surviving ones were there, but all the data lead to this version). Damage to the light hull - from collision with the bottom. The boat was dragged along the bottom 30 meters after the fall. It's hard to imagine an intact lightweight body after that. Gadzhiev (representative of "Dagdizel") and Borisov were on board in connection with control tests of the USET-80 torpedo. It has nothing to do with a peroxide torpedo. Checked. There was no damage. The emergency buoy is a myth. According to the official chronicle, a buoy-like jellyfish was seen. And that's all. Acoustics heard the impacts on the anchor-hawks (the sea was restless). These attacks were classified as such that cannot be delivered by submariners at the very beginning of the rescue operation.
      1. +4
        27 November 2012 05: 52
        Vyacheslav, do you know what haunts me in the history of the Kursk? The number of those identified is 115 out of 118. Look, in the 1st compartment there were 7 people according to the combat schedule. All of them were to remain at the bottom along with the compartment. In the second - 2 people. Lyachin simply would not have had time to take them to the stern in the short time between the first and second explosion, and after the explosion (fire) he would not have done it - the RBZ does not allow. What caused the explosion in the 36nd compartment is not for me to tell you. The steel pillars were unrecognizable there. One thing suggests itself - Lyachin did it before. What could lead to the evacuation of personnel in such a way that would be relatively safe for the ship? Personally, I can only assume one thing - the flow of water into the first and, possibly, the second compartment. And what could have caused the flow of water? Collision with someone else's submarine. The difference in displacement does not matter if the foreign submarine drove into the upper part of the Kursk hull with its keel part. On my boat there were pig iron balls of ballast. It was they who took the blow.
        1. Ray che
          22 July 2014 03: 47
          in all such cases, special attention should be paid to the first frames until they are stopped. in the first reports, a furrow on the nasal superstructure with the edges bent inward was clearly visible. this is a trace of the keel and the consequences are obvious - at least the airborne system. I completely agree with you, brother, regarding the location of cast-iron ingots. such a strike could well lead to more serious consequences, given the location of the ammunition in the outer containers. the root cause is established. it’s not in some kind of torpedo, but external. floated in the acoustic shadow zone (and they did swim at that moment - correct me if this is not so). but the working depth is 40 m, not to mention the periscope. Who could risk being on top, in this layer, in front of everyone? somewhere at 55 meters he could very well, even taking into account the depth of the polygon. it remains only to deal with a hole in the starboard side, if true. you never know what they could still drill there, these Dutch ... or Americans
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    1. +3
      26 November 2012 16: 09
      It is about them. Father for this campaign received the Order of the Red Star.
  17. -2
    26 November 2012 15: 02
    What would you like to know about the Kursk disaster? ....
    Are you from its first compartment? belay
    1. +1
      26 November 2012 15: 07
      read carefully. Especially this phrase of mine "... none of the living people were there, but all the data lead to this version ...".

      If catastrophes and accidents could be judged only when someone was alive, it would be very difficult to get to the bottom of the reasons
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    1. 0
      26 November 2012 15: 31
      I absolutely do not want to slander that crew. The fact is that the crew never fired with such a torpedo and did not have the skills to operate it, because the "fat women" were only recently accepted on the submarine. Moreover, the operation manual for such torpedoes was from a submarine of another project, which has its own characteristics. All this could bear fruit
    2. -1
      27 November 2012 00: 02
      Quote from rudolf
      to give them an assessment is not possible.

      -But our "great helmsman" gave!
      - "She drowned ... don't you know ..."
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    1. 0
      26 November 2012 16: 51
      So he was special on other torpedoes. And then - not he, but only the crew has access to prepare the torpedo for firing.
  20. 0
    26 November 2012 16: 14
    Sorry, I was mistaken with the title of father. Mom corrected. In the photo he is a lieutenant commander.
    And the campaign of 1974 left the cap. 3
  21. +6
    26 November 2012 16: 15
    Submarine collisions were actually not uncommon for those years. I happened to serve on the K-407 "Novomoskovsk", which also had a similar incident:
    March 20, 1993 K-407 under the command of A. Bulgakov collided with the American boat SSN-646 "Grayling" in the Barents Sea while trying to covert tracking. There were no casualties among the personnel. K-407 was able to be repaired and put back into operation.
    On the starboard side in the area of ​​the 2nd compartment there was still no rubber covering for a long time. It was rebuilt normally only in average repair. And "Grayling" was scrapped after the collision.
    I apologize for being off topic, but there is good news about our latest PLA:
    The next missile firing of the submarine "Severodvinsk" pr. 885 passed successfully. Http://tv29.ru/www/?bl60number=12437
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    1. +1
      26 November 2012 17: 31
      So, she’s darling.
      1. Vasily79
        26 November 2012 19: 07
        Hello hello, I said they will give you the go-ahead and ask for more thanks for the article. hi
        1. +2
          26 November 2012 20: 17
          Basil, well, so I'm trying.
          I’m preparing the second about submariners.
          Although I have enough of my adventures in air defense IA, I have no right to voice it yet. bully
  23. +2
    26 November 2012 18: 18
    Roth Front, comrades.
    I dare to suggest that someone is already tired of their recommendations, but nonetheless ...
    The article reminded me of one wonderful book by Alexander Pokrovsky (yes, that Pokrovsky who wrote "72 meters"). Book "Shoot!"... In my humble opinion, this is just a wonderful piece of tough nautical and stylistically "straight" stories. And bearing in mind the important fact that the author is a former captain of the Premier League, there will be no limit to delight (at least in my case it was so)
    In a word, I highly recommend laughing
    1. +1
      26 November 2012 20: 20
      Ivan, I’ll correct it.
      Alexander Pokrovsky was never a nuclear submarine commander, but he was the chief chemist and radiologist at the nuclear submarine.
      The book is super, 2/3 of it was not included in the film 72 meters, it’s just that censorship would not have passed.
    2. +2
      27 November 2012 02: 09
      Posted by "chemist" boats! Study the materiel! And his book is really good - I read the first one on the advice of the "chemist" of my unit (the chemical fraternity or what?). I advise everyone - it is lively, bright and interesting to those who have not served and brings nostalgia to all servicemen!
      1. +1
        27 November 2012 20: 53
        The second book is good too
  24. +1
    26 November 2012 19: 11
    Quote: Comrade1945
    author former captain of the Premier League,

    The author of these books is a former nachhim - i.e. the chief of the chemical service, who served on the submarine of the 19th division. Pokrovsky's books have already managed to set the teeth on edge. I read Shoot for the first time in 1993.
    1. +1
      26 November 2012 20: 06
      Firstly, thank you for the educational program; secondly in 1993 the first time I saw the light ... catching up, as you can see what
      1. Mother russia
        9 March 2013 00: 09
        Let's catch up, peer! wink
        Glory to the Navy !!! Glory to the Fatherland !!!
  25. bart74
    26 November 2012 19: 34
    The confrontation of submariners is an inevitable and constant process, and covered with a deep layer of darkness. Therefore, we still have a lot to learn. Glory to our submariners and indeed to all the servicemen! Many thanks to the author of the article!
  26. 0
    26 November 2012 20: 47
    Artem, absolutely right!
  27. +2
    26 November 2012 21: 19
    Here was the country:
    Pledged: 20.03.1968
    Launch: 04.06.1969
    Entering the Red Banner Northern Fleet: 04.12.1969
    Entered: 5 December 1969 of the year.
    January 9 The 1970 of the year is incorporated into the CSF.

    And now? I want back in Yu ES ES A !!!!
    1. +2
      26 November 2012 22: 57
      So the boats were stamped like pies!
  28. dr.barhan
    26 November 2012 23: 42
    What does "just in case" mean? Like if it's a scandal, then - sorry, got lost, found the guilty and punished? Or how?
    1. +3
      27 November 2012 02: 18
      In vain minus Artem soldered.
      It's just that in the days of the USSR there was such a "technology", first to hang the caps, and then, when they figured it out after 2 years, remove the penalties and hang the order.
  29. +4
    27 November 2012 02: 42
    it’s a pity that there was no film in the navigator’s camera. It was necessary to send this image to the US Maritime Department, and on the back the signature: the tests of the Ram Submarine were successful! send the repair bill! tongue but seriously ... in the fact that we are sitting here, we communicate and there is the merit of the K-306 crew. Thank you
  30. Alex 241
    27 November 2012 03: 45
    ......................... soldier

    ............................ soldier

    ....................... soldier
  31. +2
    27 November 2012 04: 08
    FOR THOSE WHO IN THE SEA !!! drinks drinks drinks soldier
  32. davoks
    27 November 2012 06: 10
    The American SSBN has onboard Number 636. It was necessary to secretly approach the exit from Clyde Brit Bay, where American-style nuclear missile boats were based "George Washington", wait for the release of one of them and record her noise “portrait”.

    The George Washington series did not have a side with this number. Nathaniel Green belongs to the James Madison series. Such boats were based in Portsmouth.
  33. davoks
    27 November 2012 07: 04
    in the Irish Sea there is the Firth of Clyde Bay
  34. davoks
    27 November 2012 09: 00
    Since 1972, Nathaniel Green has been at Holy Loch Port, Scotland. There is no mention of Clyde Brit and the existence of such a place in general. There is Firth of Clyde, where he was once based - since March 1972, which is located in Holy Loch. Its permanent location was Portsmouth, USA. The article has a lot of mistakes!
  35. +3
    27 November 2012 19: 29
    On July 19, 1961, President J. Kennedy approved the construction of 10 Lafayette SSBNs of the second series (ie ears from the first missile carrier), which received the designation - the class of the James Madison class. Their construction began at four shipyards in parallel with the boats of the first series. In terms of their geometric dimensions, they did not differ from Lafayette. However, the use of new technologies in the field of underwater shipbuilding has made it possible to reduce the level of its own noise. Some of the equipment was replaced with a more advanced one, unified with the equipment of the Permit-class torpedo boats.
    Initially, all submarines of this type carried SLBM Polaris A3. Between March 1971 and April 1972, they installed the Poseidon C3 missile system and the Mk 88 missile fire control system.
    By the way, an unlucky boat.
    In March 1986, the Nathaniel Green nuclear submarine crashed on the 7th accident, bumping into the bottom in the Irish Sea.
    1. Alex 241
      27 November 2012 20: 10
      Since the beginning of the 80s, all those remaining in the combat structure of SSBNs have received unified equipment for processing sonar signals received from the towed AN / BQR-15 antenna, the cylindrical AN / BQR-4 (has been modernized) and the conformal noise-detecting antenna AN / BQP-7. The installed equipment provided a circular overview of the situation, tracking simultaneously five goals, digital signal processing. Gyroscopic navigation system has been improved. A channel for astrocorrection of coordinates was added, which made it possible to increase the accuracy of rocket fire.

      Over a long service life, SSBNs of these classes were assigned various tasks. In the 60s, the main task was considered to be striking cities. With the adoption of the Poseidon SLBM, additional tasks were set to defeat the enemy's launching ICBMs and single military targets that did not have a high degree of protection. The appearance of the Trident-S4 missiles made it possible to plan strikes against strategic missile forces from remote waters.

      With the beginning of the practical implementation of the provisions of the START-1 Treaty, the mass withdrawal of class <B SSBNs began. Franklin> out of service. It ended in 1997, and with it the era of operation of missile boats built in the 60s.
    2. +4
      27 November 2012 21: 44
      Onboard - 636
      USS "Nathanael Greene" (SSBN-636)
      Class: SSBN type "James Madison"
      Mortgaged: 1962.05.21
      Launched: 1964.05.12
      Joined the US Navy: 1964.12.19
  36. Alex 241
    27 November 2012 20: 27
    http://dachavodka.com/node/952 вот интересная информация по столкновениям подводных лодок

  37. 0
    27 November 2012 22: 23
    [media = http: //youtu.be/EYpoiClNXbg]

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  38. +1
    28 November 2012 01: 58
    Strong article! That's how people just did their job, and accomplished a feat ... Glory to them!
    Seryoga, Sasha, hello to you friends!
  39. 0
    29 November 2012 15: 50
    Excellent, exciting article, ATP to the author !!!
  40. zmey
    30 November 2012 14: 17
    From England to Murmansk, a submarine on a crumpled half-deaf submarine - but it's super cool!

    I don’t remember what the book was called, but I remembered the episode!
    - Sir! who do you think are the best sailors who are we (British) or Norwegians?
    “You will be somewhat surprised and discouraged by my answer, but take my word for it!” we are not the best sailors, much less Norwegians!
    - Who? Sir!
    - Russians! my young friend is Russian! take my word for it!
    ,,,,,, a few hours after this conversation, the Royal Navy cruiser pushed on a Norwegian sailing ship driven by Soviet sailors from a sunken transport ship .... North Sea 1942.
  41. +1
    14 February 2013 00: 39
    On the right is the Northern Fleet's best boatswain. Left commander of the BS-5 306th
    1. Alex 241
      14 February 2013 00: 42
      On February 12, 1988, events took place in the Black Sea Fleet that received a "resounding" resonance in the political, military and naval circles of various countries. On this day, a serious incident took place with the participation of the battleships of the 6th US Fleet, the cruiser URO Yorktown and the destroyer URO Karon, who came to the Black Sea and violated the state border of the USSR. "
      1. 0
        14 February 2013 00: 46
        And hollowed our 5th Mediterranean squadron.
  42. 0
    14 February 2013 00: 51
    Serafimovskoe cemetery. First-time and wives of sailors.

    The crew of the 306th
  43. +1
    14 February 2013 01: 15
    306th Commander
  44. 0
    24 February 2013 02: 31
    Rather, the second commander of the 306th
  45. Ray che
    22 July 2014 23: 34
    Many thanks for mentioning Soprunov. I was lucky to communicate with him. I just recently named Anatoly Nikolayevich in the list of people accompanying me all my life in my account (https://www.facebook.com/ray.che.71/posts/556774911093647) and found out that I don’t remember him alone.

    * The legend of our school - Captain 1 rank Coprunov. My supervisor is a graduation project. Somehow they jumped around and chose something protected, but I, as always, did not have time. If anyone remembers what the W-8 form is and the observation according to astronomical observations, then you are at this door - the chair of navigation. There was horror, capable of dreaming, at any moment to name the ephemeris of any luminary more precisely than indicated in the Marine Astronomical Yearbook and it was enough to look at the tube of the folded map to estimate the magnitude of the residual and the cause of the deviation.

    Most importantly, he thought, basing himself not so much on his remarkable fundamental and encyclopedic knowledge, but solving the system of nonlinear differential equations to him alone a million times a second. The greatest brain. He was thinking not facts, not functions, but tenth-order derivatives, i.e. trends trends, etc. those who thought differently, he admonished quite condescendingly: "Well, go, gov ... shave it." In general, any attempt to expose their knowledge to his court was doomed to failure, and everyone knew about it.
    We perceived him as an uncouth perfectionist who is better not to encounter under any circumstances. But NOBODY then, and even more so he himself, did not say a word that we had the good fortune to go under the command of the greatest professional of the Northern Fleet, one of the few navigators worthy of the flagship title. He was a genius in his profession and an amazingly modest person.

    As for me, a full arctic fox shone for me. Enemies touchingly admonished me, friends went about their business. My first discovery was that this mastodon heeded my feeling of doom and immediately began to make me a man in a fatherly way. It was not like my classmates. From his first instructions, at first I felt like a complete idiot, and then I went through all the stages of the "forget everything you were taught" algorithm and seemed to graduate from a math university again, at the same time meeting Gauss and his friends. It was such a take-off, to which I didn’t even get to the bottom of my fantasies, but when the time came to get to know Soprunov himself ...

    In short, no expensive landfills and equipment, no temporary or organizational losses for passing the measured mile - only autonomous measurements, a mathematical apparatus and that's it. The miserable similarity of these ideas could be realized only after a quarter of a century, and even then it was not us.

    So, when it came time to get acquainted with SAMop Soprunov, I realized that my diploma, although it was a farewell to my whole life, is nothing compared to what he could say to me later on. Since then, I have been trying to make sense of life exclusively using non-linear differential equations.

    Last year I went to the system. Formally - to get an extract from the diploma, in fact ... well, you understand. They do not remember there Soprunova. Virtually no one remembers. But there was Zverev, who precisely remembers and will not let you forget. And Sukhotsky, my classmate. Very talented person. So some of the cadets (or already students?) Still gov ... tsa chew!

    Eternal memory to Anatoly Nikolaevich! Huge respect for those who continue his work. Perhaps we are familiar with someone reading this comment. I am Vladimir Checkers.

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