Source: The Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine that was damaged during the missile attack did not receive critical damage
The repair time for the ship damaged during a missile attack on the Sevastopol marine plant of the Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine will increase slightly; the assessment showed that the submarine did not receive critical damage. This was reported by a source in the shipbuilding industry familiar with the situation.
An assessment of the damage to the Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine received on September 13 during a missile attack on Sevastopol showed that the submarine did not receive critical damage and the durable hull was not damaged. So the time frame for planned repairs, which should have taken several months anyway, will increase slightly. There is no information about the possible delivery of the submarine to the Admiralty Shipyards for repairs; most likely it will remain at Sevmorzavod.
- leads TASS source words.
But there is no information yet on the Minsk landing craft; the volume of upcoming work is being assessed. The Ministry of Defense promised that the submarine and large landing craft will return to service fleet after complete recovery.
Earlier, a number of Western publications reported that the Rostov-on-Don submarine was out of action until the end of the conflict, drawing this conclusion based on published photographs of the damage. It was reported that the submarine must certainly be transported to the Admiralty Shipyards for restoration.
The Rostov-on-Don diesel-electric submarine is the second after the Novorossiysk lead diesel-electric submarine in a series of six Varshavyanka built for the Black Sea Fleet at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. Laid down on November 21, 2011, launched on June 26, 2014, factory sea trials began on October 21, 2014. She entered the fleet on December 27, 2014.
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