Most major accidents in submarines of the USSR and Russia (19 photos)

On the pier in the quiet hour of the night.
You know only one,
When tired submarine
Out of the depths comes home

April 7 - Day of Remembrance of the dead submariners. In this post, we remember those who did not return to shore ...




November 8, 2008 during factory test run in the Sea of ​​Japan, there was an accident on a nuclear submarine (NPS) "Seal", built at the Amur shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and more not adopted by the Russian Navy. As a result of the unauthorized operation of firefighting Loch (boat bulk chemical) into the compartments of the boat began to flow gas freon. 20 people were killed, another 21 people were hospitalized with poisoning. Total on board the submarine were 208 people.



30 August 2003 in the Barents Sea towing recycling sank submarine K-159. On board the boat as the team of tracking 10 members of the crew. 9 people died.



August 12, 2000 during the naval exercises of the Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea crashed Russian nuclear submarine "Kursk". The submarine was discovered August 13 at a depth of 108 meters. The entire crew of 118 people died.



April 7, 1989 in the Norwegian Sea as a result of a fire in the tail section to a depth of 1700 meters sank submarine K-278 "Komsomolets", received severe damage hull. 42 people died. On board were two full anechoic nuclear reactor and two nuclear warheads.



October 6, 1986 near Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 4,000 meters in an explosion in a mine sank missile submarine K-219. The two nuclear reactors were drowned out by regular sinks. On board were 15 ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads and two nuclear warheads. 4 people died. The remaining crew members were evacuated to Cuba coming up with a rescue ship "Agatan».


June 24, 1983 at the Kamchatka peninsula sank submarine K-429 from the Pacific Fleet. The accident occurred as a result of water flow into the fourth compartment of the ship through the mine ventilation which mistakenly left ajar when submerged boat. Some members of the crew were rescued, but 16 people were killed.


October 21, 1981 in the Sea of ​​Japan sank average diesel submarine S-178 as a result of a collision with a large freezer fishing trawler "Tilt-13." The accident claimed the lives of 31 seaman.


June 13, 1973 in the Peter the Great Bay (Sea of ​​Japan) clashed submarine K-56 with the research vessel "Akademik Berg." Boat night was on the surface to the base after the shooting practice. At the junction of the first and second compartments formed a four-meter hole into which the water began to arrive. In order to prevent flooding of the final K-56, commander of the boat decided to submarine landing on shore shallows near Cape Granite. Killed 27 people.


24 February 1972 while returning to base from combat patrol in the North Atlantic at the K-19, there was a fire in the ninth compartment. Later, the fire spread to the eighth compartment. The rescue operation involved more than 30 ships of the Navy. In the context of a strong storm managed to evacuate most of the crew of the K-19, apply for a boat to tow her electricity and the base. 28 sailors were killed, 76 people were saved.


April 12, 1970 in the Bay of Biscay, a fire in the rear compartment sinking of the K-8 from the Northern Fleet. Killed 52 people, saved 73 people. Submarine sank at a depth of 4,000 meters. On board were two nuclear weapons. Two nuclear reactors before the flooding were drowned out by regular means.


March 8, 1968 died diesel-electric missile submarine K-129 from the Pacific Fleet. Submarine patrolled near the Hawaiian Islands, and on March 8 stopped communicating. Killed 98 people. The boat sank at a depth of 6,000 meters. Cause of the crash is unknown.


August 8, 1967 in the Norwegian Sea at the K-3 "Leninsky Komsomol", the first nuclear submarine of the Soviet Navy in the submerged fire occurred in 1 and 2 compartments. The fire was localized and extinguished by way of emergency sealing compartments. 39 crew members were killed, 65 people were saved. The ship returned to its own power base.


January 14, 1962 at the naval base of the Northern Fleet in the Arctic city exploded diesel submarine B-37 from the Northern Fleet. The explosion of the submarine, killing all who were on the pier, in a submarine and torpedo-technical base - 122 people. Serious damage was standing beside the submarine C-350.Komissiyu to investigate the explosion of the submarine came to the conclusion that the cause of the tragedy was the damage to one of the torpedoes when loading ammunition. After that, next to it started to carry out welding works, because of which the torpedo exploded and caught fire. From detonation exploded remaining combat torpedoes.


July 4, 1961, during the exercise "Arctic Circle" was a leak of radiation on the failed reactor of the submarine K-19. The crew was able to independently solve the problem, the boat remained afloat and was able to return to base. From ultra-high doses of radiation killing eight sailors.


January 27, 1961 in the Barents Sea sank diesel submarine S-80. She did not return to the base from the landfill. Search operation results are not given. Only seven years later, the C-80 has been found. The cause of the accident was the flow of water through the valve RDP (drawer submarine at periscope supply position SP of air in her compartment and remove diesel exhaust gases of diesel engines). Killed the crew - 68 people.


September 26, 1957 in Tallinn Bay of the Baltic Sea in the explosion died diesel diesel submarine M-256 from the Baltic Fleet. Of the 42 crew members of the M-256 survived only 7 people.


November 21, 1956 in the Baltic Sea Suurupskom Strait in a collision with the destroyer "Stately" sank diesel submarine M-200 "Revenge" from the 157th separate brigade of submarines of the Baltic fleet. The accident killed 28 sailors.


December 15, 1952 in the Sea of ​​Japan killed diesel-electric submarine S-117 from the Pacific Fleet. The boat was supposed to take part in the exercises. On the way to the area of ​​the maneuvers of her commander, she reported that because of the broken right diesel submarine is a designated point on the same engine. A few hours later he reported troubleshooting. More Boat not communicate. The exact cause and place of death of the submarine is unknown. On board the boat were 52 crew members, including 12 officers.


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