Black Widow U-Boat

Black Widow U-Boat

Details:

  • Displacement: 1,950 Tonnes (1,650 Tonnes Without Batteries)
  • Length: 92 Meters
  • Width: 7.5 Meters
  • Draft: 5.1 Meters (4.5 Meters without batteries)
  • Service Interval 90 days
  • Crew 77 Members
  • Max. Diving Depth 280 Meters
  • Working Depth. 250 Meters
  • Max. Surface Speed 16.8 knots
  • Surface Cruising Range 30,000 miles
  • Submerged Cruising Range 400 Miles

History

The “Black Widow” ex Russian (U 475) Hunter Killer Class Submarine was built in 1967 and prowled the Oceans 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. When it was fully armed it could hold 22 Torpedo’s including 2 with low yield nuclear warheads.(6 + 12 forward, 4 astern).

When it was a museum

After it’s 27 years active service ended the Submarine arrived in London form the Naval Base in Riga,under command of its Captain Vitalij Burda who had commanded the ship for 23 years. It stayed at Long’s Wharf at the Thames Barrier and was opened as a Museum untill 1998. Then it was moved to Folkstone and again opened until 2004. After that it was moved and is waiting to be re-homed,the Submarine is now listing to one side and has a hole in. when entering there is lots of bird shit. Shame the submarine has got in such a state. It got bad rust on the outside to.

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