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KS-129 "Orenburg" - a large nuclear submarine of special purpose project 09786

KS-129 "Orenburg" - a large nuclear submarine special. Destination Ave. 09786 (667BDR Kalmar), which is part of the Russian North fleet. The submarine inherited its name from BS-411 "Orenburg". The carrier boat was developed on the basis of the Kalmar project 667BDR RPKSN (NATO classification DELTA-III), commissioned by the GUGI of the Ministry of Defense of Russia at the Rubin Central Design Bureau. Purpose - transportation of deep-sea nuclear power plants to the areas where tasks are performed. The conceptual design of the complex of project 10830 / project 1083 with the deep-water station of project 10831 (better known as Losharik) and the PLA carrier of project 09786 was carried out using the experience gained in the creation of experimental complexes of project 1851. Adjusted tech. The project pr.10830 / 1083K of the complex (in the part of the deepwater station) was submitted and defended in May 1992. In addition to the deep water station of project 10831, the carrier boat of project 09786 is capable of carrying the station AC-35 of project 18511 Halibut.

KS-129 "Orenburg" - a large nuclear submarine of special purpose project 09786
xNUMX BS-09786 Orenburg (second) pr-carrier in the Deer Guba. 136 (photo - Den,

May 6 1978, the submarine was included in the Navy under the designation K-129. "Orenburg" laid in Severodvinsk on the stocks of the MP "Sevmash" 9 April 1979. The ship was assigned a 398 serial number. The submarine was part of the 339 th BRSRP of the Northern Fleet of the USSR Navy.

15 on April 1981. The nuclear submarine was launched, and on November 5 were commissioned and the Naval flag was raised. On November 30, the submarine was included in the 13 division of submarines of the 3 Flotilla of submarines of the Northern Fleet. Orenburg was based in the Bay of Olenya Guba.

Re-equipment of the nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles K-129 (serial number 398) of the project 667БДР was launched in May 1994 in Severodvinsk CS “Zvezdochka”. Upgrade completed 23 December 2002 of the year. By March, 2005, the submarine was enlisted in the 29-th separate brigade of submarines of the Northern Fleet, based on the Deer Bay. In 2004-2007, factory, state and deep-sea tests of an experimental AGN project 10831 AC-12 - LOSHARIK were carried out. These tests took place in the Barents, White, Greenland and Norwegian Seas. The carrier of the deep-water station was the PLSN project 09786 "Orenburg".

During the period from 2008 to 2010, the submarine was being refined following the results of the tests and operation of the deep-water station AC-2004 LOSHARIK, which took place in 2007-12. This is indirectly confirmed by the fact that the submarine sea trials took place in August-September 2011. According to unconfirmed information, the Flag of the Navy was lowered on a submarine on January 6 of the year, and the boat was withdrawn from the fleet, but in late July of 2013 a delegation from the Orenburg region visited it.

PlasN BS-136, Orenburg Ave. 09786, Severomorsk, August 13 (photo - Sergey Kitsenko,

In 2006, the submarine became part of the Russian Navy as a nuclear submarine spec. destination.

11 on April 2011 of the year between NIPTB “Onega” and SPBM “Malachite” concluded contract No. 9 / 11 / 15790 for the total amount of 5,4 million rubles for “Performing work to ensure the extension of the assigned life of equipment, devices, systems, ordering project 09786, factory number 398.

In September, 2012, the Arctic-2012 research expedition took place. The main objective of this campaign was to deliver the deep-water station АС-12, 10831 Pr. “Wicket” for data collection, which will be submitted to the UN Commission on the Law of the Sea with an application for the expansion of the Arctic zone controlled by Russia. The expedition was attended by icebreakers "Dickson" and "Captain Dranitsyn." It was the deep-water station AC-12 that for 20 days spent collecting rock and soil samples at a depth of 2,5-3 km.

Pla BS-136 "Orenburg" pr.09786 in the PD-50 float on SRZ-82 in Roslyakovo, tentatively 2007-2010. (

Technical description

The design of the submarine is a two-part, converted nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles of the 667BDR project. The cut-out missile compartment was replaced with a 43-meter insert with docking station and facilities for personnel and wearable boat maintenance.

Propulsion system:
- two water-cooled reactor VM-4,
- two GTZA-635,
- two emergency motors.
Crew - 130 man including 40 officers.
Draft - 8,7 m (Jane's).
The length of the submarine - 163 m.
Width - 12 m (Jane's).
Submerged travel speed - 24 node.
Surface speed - 14 nodes.

At the end of 2007, the research report “Report” was announced, the purpose of which was to extend the service life of the 2011 project nuclear submarine equipment to 09786. On the submarine was installed complex multipath echo sounder CME. The development of documentation for mounting the frame of the KMLE antenna unit was conducted by the NIPTB Onega under an agreement with the Zvezdochka CS and USC No. 92-59 / 10 from 13 in January 2011. The contract amount was 2.1 million rubles.

Pla BS-136 "Orenburg" pr.09786 in the Bay Olenya, tentatively winter 2011-2012. (

"Research Submarine with Deep-Sea Vehicle" - the carrier boat BS-136 "Orenburg" Ave. 09786 with the atomic deep-water station AC-12 "Losharik" Ave. 10831. Above is the official photo of the press release on the Arctic expedition, 27.09.2012 (published on 31.10.2012, Below is a photo from one of the expedition icebreakers (

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  1. Vadivak
    Vadivak 7 November 2013 09: 33
    Thank you Peter. The guys wrote to me that she was withdrawn from the fleet and lowered the flag due to the fact that Losharik's carrier would allegedly be a modified nuclear submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" of Project 667BDRM "Dolphin", but after the missile compartments were cut out, it was laid up in Severodvinsk. In general, it is alarming.
    1. Argon
      Argon 7 November 2013 10: 24
      Quite briefly, which in principle can be explained by secrecy. I would like to hope that this ship can also provide rescue operations, or at least become the basis (theoretical / experimental) for the development of a "rescue boat".
    2. Civil
      Civil 7 November 2013 11: 39
      We also cut more recent boats ... the main thing is that the program should not be curtailed at all,
  2. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 7 November 2013 09: 35
    Thanks to the author for the article. She recalled the years of service in the North. When I lived in the village of Olenya Guba, I saw "Orenburg" from the window.
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  4. Cynic
    Cynic 7 November 2013 11: 21
    And they say Russia is not involved in the Arctic!
    Thank you.
    1. Col.
      Col. 7 November 2013 12: 03
      Quote: Cynic
      And they say Russia is not involved in the Arctic!

      She is engaged in studying, but there is a "small" difference. During the Soviet era, the Arctic was developed and comprehensively provided with scientific goals and for the year-round functioning of the NSR, as well as for defense purposes. There worked dozens of inhabited scientific stations, stationary and drifting automatic weather stations (DAMS), polygons, bases and ports, airfields, scientific expeditions (geological, ichthyological, ornithological, ethnographic, etc.), etc. Now interest in the Arctic is due solely to oil production and the provision of this production. They almost forgot about science. Very sorry. As Frederic Joliot Curie said, “People need science! A state that does not develop science is turning into a colony. ”
    2. Russ69
      Russ69 7 November 2013 15: 03
      Quote: Cynic
      And they say Russia is not involved in the Arctic! Thank you.

      The other day, a new nuclear icebreaker was laid and two more in the plan. Introducing continuous combat patrols ...
      Who voluntarily will give such a tidbit.
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  6. Rash
    Rash 7 November 2013 12: 24
    If only Losharik would be able to adapt instead of the Arctic drilling derricks. And in general, oil is pumped underwater directly through pipes to land.
  7. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov 7 November 2013 13: 48
    I also heard that Orenburg was written off. And under the carrier "Losharik" they are completing the "Belgorod".
  8. Takashi
    Takashi 7 November 2013 14: 13
    and there is no boat scheme? and media? at least sketchy
    1. kafa
      kafa 7 November 2013 18: 32
      and you do not need the key to the apartment where the girls squeal lol
  9. govoruha-otrok
    govoruha-otrok 7 November 2013 15: 19
    in August 1985, at K-129 (then RPKSN pr. 667BDR), I visited the joint venture. Four torpedoes were fired to blow up ice and two missiles were launched from wormwood. mundane for that period was the case, no one was given heroes :-)
  10. Su-9
    Su-9 7 November 2013 20: 56
    It was always interesting - what are Losharik's truly "strategic" goals?
    It always seemed to me - the quick decontamination of SOSUSA where in the Faroe region for the passage of missile carriers.
    Well, catching up - a cutoff of communication cables and other minor sabotage.
    Or is there anything else more fantastic (such as the installation of nuclear submarines to initiate earthquakes and tsunamis)?
  11. krasstar
    krasstar 7 November 2013 21: 54
    Once I went to sea at RPK SN K-129 pr.667 BDR at sea