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    History

    The "Black Widow" ex Russian Foxtrot B-39 (U 475) Hunter Killer Class Submarine is currently moored in the River Medway off Strood near Rochester. It was built in 1967 and prowled the Oceans untill 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)
    Technical specifications
    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
    Powerplant
    Diesel Motors: 3 pcs at 2000hp
    Electric Motors: 1 pc at 2700hp
    2pcs at 1350hp
    1pc at 140hp
    Batteries: 448 pcs at 650kg

    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 untill 2004.After that it was moved to the River Medway 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. Got bad rust on the outside.

    Visited with Begood

    After being able to use a boat for the night I fort tonight was the night to visit the submarine. Tried fitting a roof rack to my car but it was the wrong type of clamps. So tried fitting the boat into the car and I had half in and half out. We fort we would get stopped by police but lucky I didn’t the 5 miles I drove. The submarine is over looked from a local pub. Once on board it was an amazing place. access is stupidly dangerous access, so would strongly advise against visiting . Going to take a few pictures of the outside once day light, thanks for looking

    Boat (sorry bad shot)


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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Very nice. That boat in the car idea is insane lol.
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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Truly is a great report, Love the detail in pic 8, well done

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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Very nice stuff mate. The famous Five would have been proud of that boat related shenanigans

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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Excellent shots and location!

    And the question on everyones lips is...how dangerous to get in exactly???

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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Wow great stuff mate
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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    I thought that boat was a sofa at first!

    Nice explore BTW
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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Epic boat transportation there

    Always like to see this one too.
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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    What an awesome explore
    Fantastic pics

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    Default Re: Black Widow Submarine, April 2010

    Great explore, loving the pics

    The boat picture has tickled me

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