Skip to comments.Russian Delta IV SSBN Yekaterinburg will need two years to recover from fire.
Posted on 06/18/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by moonshot925
Repair of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yekaterinburg suffered fire in Dec 2011 will start on June 21 at JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center and last up to the middle of 2014, reports RIA Novosti referring to a source in the shipyard.
According to the source, SSBN Yekaterinburg (Project 667BDRM Delfin) will arrive at the yard on June 21. "Through the next two years, the sub's technical availability will be recovered; it is also planned to carry out emergency repairs of sonar system damaged by fire", reports the news agency.
The source of RIA Novosti said that "recovery works on Yekaterinburg were supposed to start in Dec 2011, but due to the fire repair was postponed for June 2012".
(Excerpt) Read more at rusnavy.com ...
Naming a communist warship after the town in which the Czar and his family were murdered apparently carries some bad juju.
Nice photo. I can see the rust.
Then again, the town was named after Catherine II aka Catherine the Great (who tried to dissuade her subjects from using that appellation). How ironic is that?
Any word on how long it will take to fix the burned USS Miami?
“Any word on how long it will take to fix the burned USS Miami?”
Not yet. The damage and cost of repair is still being assessed by the navy. The current estimate is $440 million.
that’s not rust it’s patina LOL
With that coating off, you can probably hear that thing coming with a dictation microphone dipped into a swimming pool on the other side of the world. I wonder why they bother continuing to operate it in that condition - it would seem to have little strategic/deterrent value.
They've lost another submarine?
“Not yet. The damage and cost of repair is still being assessed by the navy. The current estimate is $440 million.”
I’m not sure that I would want to be on the next dive. From how it sounded, I think it’s going to take more than a call to Servicemaster to straighten it out.
That is one butt-ugly submarine...looks like a hunchback.
Looks more like Sunlight reflecting off the coating.
Then again, it is Russian.
Then there is this beauty.
Polyarny (sp?) Sub Pens.
Scan around. They are all over the place.
They don’t believe in barns, do they.
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