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Report - Foxtrot B-39 ( U475 ) 12-06-2009

Dmax

Don't eat my biscuit !
Regular User
#1
Me and a friend got on board last week , the conning tower is full of pigeons and the shit they produce but lower down into the Sub it still seems very clean. I know it's been done a few times in the past but I've wanted to see this thing for ages so it was great to get in at last :).

Known as Foxtrot B-39 by NATO this submarine
prowled the worlds oceans for 27 years, it was built in 1967 and was
in active service until 1994.
The submarine was used to train mainly Libyan, Cuban, and Indian
submariners and spent it’s time playing cat and mouse with NATO.

The submarine arrived in London in 1994 under command of its Captain
Vitalij Burda who had commanded the ship for 23 years.
It stayed at Long’s Wharf, Thames barrier, as a museum until 1998when it was moved to Folkestone. It was open in Folkestone until 2004 when it was moved to the River Medway in Rochester. It is currently waiting to be
re-homed and hopefully opened to the public again. Unfortunately the
submarine is listing to the side as there is a hole in one of the ballast tanks.




Technical specification

Displacement: 1,950 Tonnes (1,650 without batteries)
Length: 92 Metres
Width 7.5 Metres
Draft: 5.1 Metres (4.5 without batteries)
Service interval: 90 Days
Crew: 77 Members
Max. diving depth: 280 Metres
Working Depth: 250 Metres
Max. surface speed: 16.8 Knots
Surface cruising range: 30,000 Miles
Submerged cruising range: 400 Miles
Diesel Motors: 3 pcs at 2000hp
Electric Motors: 1 pc at 2700hp
2pcs at 1350hp
1pc at 140hp

Batteries: 448 pcs at 650kg


Armament

22 torpedo’s including 2 with low yield nuclear warheads (6 + 12
forward, 4 astern)



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