Zvezdochka received Delta-I sub for dismantling

Publish date: May 14, 2004

The Russian navy handed over its 31 years old nuclear submarine Kislovodsk to the Zvezdochka plant, ITAR-TASS reported.

The US Cooperative Threat Reduction program, or CTR, will finance the dismantling works. Zvezdochka’s press secretary Nadezhda Sherbinina told ITAR-TASS that the plant received total over $60m from the CTR program what helped to establish an infrastructure for nuclear submarine dismantling and safe handling of the radioactive materials and waste. Besides, six submarines of Delta-I type have been dismantled. K-447 Kislovodsk (order no.311) was built in 1973 at the Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region. The submarines of this type have 139-m length, 550-m submergence depth, 26 knots speed and a crew of 120 submariners. Kislovodsk could carry 12 ballistic missiles of SS-N-12 type.