A New Submarine Will Join Russian Black Sea Fleet Next Year

Russian submarine Alrosa passing through Bosphorus on 19 September 2012.

Russian submarine Alrosa passing through Bosphorus on 19 September 2012.

According to Ukinform, the Russian Black Sea Fleet will receive a new submarine in July 2014.

The new unit, aptly named as  Novorossiysk is a Kilo/Varshavyanka (Project 636) class submarine. She will join a Kilo/Varshavyanka (Project 877V) class submarine Alrosa and Tango (Project 641B) class submarine St. George already serving in the Black Sea.

The submarine Alrosa suffered a fire in November 2011 and she received a lengthily overhaul in Kronshtadt in 2012. The operational readiness of St. George is very dubious due to her old age.

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