By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 “Leninsky Komsomol” was towed from the “Severnaya Verf” in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt. The event involved 3 tugs and 2 boats. Hydrometeorological conditions along the towing route were normal. The personnel of the Leningrad naval base and support vessels, who took part, coped with the task successfully.
The nuclear submarine K-3 Leninsky Komsomol arrived at its destination – the city of Kronstadt. An inter-fleet towing operation was carried out, in fact, from the Northern Fleet to the Baltic Fleet. The next stage will be a large amount of work to transform the K-3 into a unique museum, ”said the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
The Leninsky Komsomol is the first Soviet and the third nuclear submarine in the world. It was laid down on September 24, 1955 in Severodvinsk, launched on August 9, 1957. This submarine is 63 years old. In 1961, she left for her first combat service in the Atlantic. A year later, she made the first ever passage under the ice of the Arctic Ocean.
In 1991, the boat was withdrawn from the Northern Fleet. In 2005, K-3 was delivered to the water area of the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvezdochka Shipyard). In 2010, the commander-in-chief of the Navy decided not to dispose of the K-3, but to preserve it for history.