On July 30, at the Severodvinsk plant Sevmash (part of the USC), a ceremony was held for the withdrawal of the Yasen-M nuclear submarine cruiser Krasnoyarsk from the slipway.
The event was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolay Evmenov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Alexander Tsybulsky, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov, General Director of Sevmash Mikhail Budnichenko, General Director of SPMBM “Malakhit” Vladimir Dorofeev.
In his speech, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy noted that “the shipbuilding program has stepped forward” thanks to the efforts of the Severodvinsk shipbuilders.
“The ships of Sevmash with their labor, high reliability of the ships that are now in the fleet, have proved their professionalism,” he said. Nikolai Evmenov recalled that two ships of the series – Severodvinsk and Kazan – are already on alert and expressed confidence that Krasnoyarsk will very soon join its “brothers”.
In turn, the head of the USC, Alexei Rakhmanov, admitted that the history of the construction of the cruiser Krasnoyarsk is especially significant for him, since the ship was laid down on the birthday of his daughter.
“Seven years after the laying, we are summing up some results,” – said the general director of the corporation, “someone has aged, someone has matured, and the Sevmash plant has rejuvenated: it has grown with new personnel, new ships”. The enterprise, according to Alexei Rakhmanov, is reliably supplied with orders, it is carrying out the modernization of most of the redistributions, which makes it possible to build the most modern and formidable submarines.
The nuclear-powered submarine Krasnoyarsk of the Yasen-M project belongs to the fourth generation of nuclear-powered multipurpose submarines being built for the submarine forces of the Russian Navy. Designer – St. Petersburg Marine Engineering Bureau “Malakhit”.
The withdrawal of the Krasnoyarsk APRK from the boathouse is the completion of the slipway stage in the construction of a nuclear submarine. During the ceremony, at a speed of about one meter per minute on the slipway train, the nuclear-powered ship began to move towards the open gate of the workshop. Traditionally, the commander of the Krasnoyarsk APRK, Captain 2nd Rank Ivan Artyushin, broke a bottle of champagne on the submarine’s hull. Then APRK “Krasnoyarsk” continued to move to the filling basin of the enterprise.
After the withdrawal from the boathouse, the nuclear submarine will undergo factory and state tests.
APRK Krasnoyarsk is the second serial nuclear-powered missile submarine in the line of multipurpose nuclear submarines of the Yasen-M project. Laid down on July 27, 2014. The nuclear submarine missile cruiser was named after the largest cultural, economic, industrial and educational center of Central and Eastern Siberia – the city of Krasnoyarsk by the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. The name APRK “Krasnoyarsk” also has naval historical roots: the name “Krasnoyarsk” was borne by the third generation nuclear submarine of project 949A (K-173), built at Sevmash and transferred to the Navy on December 30, 1986.
The lead ship of the Yasen-M series, the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, was handed over to the fleet on May 7, 2021. In total, there are eight nuclear submarines of this project in the series.
The nuclear submarine of the Yasen-M project uses advanced technical solutions. The ships of this series will become the embodiment and concentration of the unique latest Russian developments in the field of military weapons, naval weapons, technical and radio-electronic complexes, and main power plants. Changes and technical solutions implemented in the Yasen-M project relate to the element base of radio-technical weapons complexes, modernized equipment and materials produced by Russian cooperative enterprises involved in the construction of submarines of this project. Nuclear submarines of the Yasen-M project will form the basis of the multipurpose component of the Navy’s Submarine Forces.
Photo by Oleg Kuleshov