March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – On the day of the 115th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet, the team of the Admiralty Shipyards (part of the USC) laid flowers at the commemorative sign “100th anniversary of the Russian submarine forces.”
For nearly a hundred years, the Admiralty Shipyards have been the flagship of the Russian submarine building industry. Serial construction of submarines at the enterprise began in 1932. During this time, more than 400 submarines and deep-sea vehicles left the shipyards’ stocks, many of which are unique and still have no analogues in Russian and world shipbuilding. The company has become a pioneer in the supply of submarines abroad. From the late 1960s to the 1990s, the Admiralty Shipyards specialized in the construction of Project 671 RT, RTM nuclear submarines. Here, in 1968, the production of nuclear submarines of the third generation of Project 705 – “Alpha”, according to NATO classification, began.
Since the mid-1990s, the main activity of the Admiralty Shipyards has been the construction of diesel-electric submarines. Today the enterprise is rightfully considered the center of non-nuclear submarine shipbuilding in Russia. Currently, there are two series of submarines under construction for the Russian Navy. Magadan, the third submarine of Project 636.6, being built for the Pacific Fleet, will be launched at the end of March this year.
The harbinger of the modern direction of activity of the oldest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia was the “hidden ship” built in the Main Admiralty in 1721 by the carpenter Efim Nikonov. The fact of its construction occupies a special place in the history of naval technology: it was then that for the first time in world practice, an autonomous manned vehicle with an airlock, which was armed with incendiary missiles, was manufactured and tested.