All active submarines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet have gone to sea, from which the Russian Federation can launch missiles at Ukraine.
Details: On the afternoon of May 13, in the South Bay of Sevastopol, the berths where submarines usually dock were empty.
In total, the Black Sea Fleet of Russia has six submarines of the Varshavyanka project: B-261 Novorossiysk, B-237 Rostov-on-Don, B-262 Stary Oskol, B-265 Krasnodar, B-268 ” Veliky Novgorod” and B-271 “Kolpino”.
Project 636 Varshavyanka submarines (according to NATO codification – Improved Kilo) – a type of multi-purpose diesel-electric submarines. Range – up to 7500 miles. Autonomy is 45 days. Crew – 52 people, including 12 officers.
In addition to mine-torpedo armament, Varshavyanka-class submarines carry Kalibr-type cruise missiles, which are used in various modifications against sea and land targets. Each submarine is armed with four such missiles.
Russia is launching missile strikes on Ukraine from its submarines, Andrey Ryzhenko, an expert at the Center for Defense Strategies, captain of the 1st rank of the reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said earlier.
The Black Sea Fleet also includes the Project 877 Halibut B-871 Alrosa submarine, but since May 2019 it has been under repair at the 13th shipyard in Kilen Bay. “Alrosa” is allegedly preparing to enter sea trials after repairs.
Meanwhile, a large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, damaged in Berdyansk, stood up for repairs in Sevastopol. According to Krym Realiya, the port side of the ship is damaged, large dents are visible, gray paint is missing in some places, in its place there are large red spots – this is the color of the primer, which is applied before painting.
Source: Krym.Realii (Radio Liberty project)