The “Kazan” cruise missile submarine docked for the first time in Zapadnaya Litsa after sailing north from her construction yard in Severodvinsk, the press service of the Northern Fleet informed on June 1.
The nuclear-powered submarine took 12 years to build and is the first in a serie of the Yasen-M class vessels, an improved version of the first prototype, the “Severodvinsk” that came to the Northern Fleet in 2013. Seven similar submarines are currently under construction, with the last expected to be commissioned in 2027.
Zapadnaya Litsa is the westernmost of the Northern Fleet’s submarine bases on the Kola Peninsula, famous during the Cold War famous for both being homeport to the six giant Typhoon submarines but also most of the prototype nuclear-powered subs in the Soviet navy, like the “Komsomolets” (K-278). Läs artikel