Diesel-electric Submarine Kronstadt Joins Russian Navy

Diesel-electric Submarine Kronstadt. Photo: Telegram / mod_russia
Diesel-electric Submarine Kronstadt. Photo: Telegram / mod_russia

The flag-raising ceremony on the Kronstadt submarine of Project 677 was held this Wednesday (31) in Saint Petersburg according to information from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

With the hoisting of the naval flag, the submarine officially became part of the Russian Navy. According to the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, announced at the ceremony, the ship was included in the formation of the Kola Flotilla of the Northern Fleet.

Diesel-electric Submarine Kronstadt. Photo: Telegram / mod_russia
Diesel-electric Submarine Kronstadt. Photo: Telegram / mod_russia

The submarines of Project 677, also known as the Lada Class, are an advanced class of diesel-electric submarines designed by the Rubin Design Bureau of Russia.

They are known for their modern and advanced features, including a state-of-the-art combat management system, an advanced sonar complex, a new anti-sonar coating, and extendable external subsystems.

The submarines are 68 meters long and have a submerged displacement of 2,650 tons.

They are capable of reaching a submerged speed of 21 knots and have a surface range of 6,000 nautical miles at a speed of 7 knots.

Armed with six 533mm torpedo tubes, these submarines have a crew of 37 people and can fire cruise missiles in salvo mode against maritime targets.

Photos: Telegram / mod_russia

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