The Western press is discussing photographs that allegedly show a diesel-electric submarine of the Russian fleet "Rostov-on-Don".
The submarine received critical damage
- stated in Navy Recognition.
As the publication says, the submarine received two hits during an attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The first was recorded by Western experts allegedly in the upper bow of the submarine based on satellite images. The second, allegedly, occurred on the starboard side of the ship, in the area behind the conning tower.
From the published photographs it is concluded that damage was caused to the torpedo and accommodation compartments. At the same time, as stated in the publication, the affected area is unclear: if the hatches between the compartments were open, then other rooms, including the battery room, could have been damaged.
In this regard, long-term repair work on the submarine is predicted, which will also have to be carried out at the Admiralty Shipyards, which were engaged in the construction of both this diesel-electric submarine and the entire Varshavyanka series. Based on this, a conclusion is made that Rostov-on-Don will be out of action until the end of the conflict.
"Rostov-on-Don" is a Project 636.3 submarine "Varshavyanka" with a displacement of 2300 tons on the surface and 3040 tons underwater. Its length is 76,2 meters.
The Russian military department has not yet confirmed the authenticity of the photographs.