Russian Nuke Sub Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets Proved Battleworthiness

Rubric: Russia, Industry

Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets has successfully launched a sea-based intercontinental missile from the Sea of Okhotsk towards the test range at Chizha, Arkhangelsk region.

"It was a submerged launch. The warhead arrived at the Russia’s northern test range Chizha at a set time", reported TASS on Wednesday, October 12, referring to the defense ministry’s press service.

SSBN Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets

According to the military, the effective fire trials have proved high proficiency level of the Pacific Fleet’s submarine force and confirmed effectiveness of combat control system at Russian strategic nuclear forces.

"Actions of the commanding officer and the crew are recognized as professional and high-skilled. The missile carrier is ready to accomplish missions within the constant alert force", added the military spokesman.

K-433 Svyatoi Georgy Pobedonosets is a Delta III class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. Launched in 1980, at first the sub was operated by the Northern Fleet and in 1983 she was redeployed at the Pacific Fleet. During that mission, the submarine carried out the first in Soviet Navy transarctic underice passage, heading around the North Pole.

The submarine’s submerged displacement is 13,050 tons, hull length is 155 meters, beam is 11.7 meters. Surfaced speed is 14 knots, and submerged one is up to 24 knots. Operating depth is 400 meters, limit depth is 560 meters. Endurance is 90 days, crew is 130 men.

The Delta III class sub is armed with four 533-mm and two 400-mm bow torpedo tubes. Key strategic weapon is 16 launchers for R-29R ballistic missiles.