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Photos That Appeared on Network Show That the Rostov-na-Donu Submarine Damaged by the Ukrainians is Unlikely to Be Restored

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Damage to the Rostov-Na-Donu improved Kilo-class submarine (Project 636.3) after an attack on the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, September 18, 2023 / Open source photo
Damage to the Rostov-Na-Donu improved Kilo-class submarine (Project 636.3) after an attack on the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, September 18, 2023 / Open source photo

The Kilo-class (Project 636.3) Rostov-na-Donu (B-237) diesel-electric submarine received so much damage that they do not allow the russians to hope for the possibility of restoring the underwater craft

Photos have become publicly available that clearly demonstrate the damage to the russian Rostov-Na-Donu diesel-electric submarine, which was hit by cruise missiles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on September 13, 2023 at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in temporarily occupied Sevastopol.

As it turned out, the real extent of the damage to the Rostov-na-Donu submarine exceeded all the wildest assumptions. There are large holes in the bow and in the center of the submarine's hull.

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Photos That Appeared on Network Show That the Rostov-on-Don Submarine Damaged by the Ukrainians is Unlikely to Be Restored, Damage to the Kilo-class (Project 636.3) Rostov-na-Donu (B-237) diesel-electric submarine after the Ukrainian attack on the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, September 18, 2023, Defense Express
Damage to the Kilo-class (Project 636.3) Rostov-na-Donu (B-237) diesel-electric submarine after the Ukrainian attack on the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, September 18, 2023 / Open source photo

Until now, only satellite images of the water area of temporarily occupied Sevastopol, taken after the effective attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on September 13, 2023, were publicly available. Based on those images, one could only speculate that the Rostov-on-Don submarine had suffered damage in the bow, and that the nature of the damage would mean a multi-year repair at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Now, in the new photos, you can see that the real scale of damage to this submarine turned out to be orders of magnitude greater than it was possible to imagine before.

Structural design of submarines of project 636.6, which included the Rostov-on-Don submarine, Defense Express
Structural design of submarines of project 636.6, which included the Rostov-on-Don submarine / Infographic: H I Sutton

In particular, large-scale damage in the bow means that in fact all the weapons of this U-boat can be destroyed on the Rostov-on-Don submarine, in particular the torpedo tubes, from which the Kalibr cruise missiles can be launched, as well as the fire control systems.

Damage in the central part of the hull can mean that all the underwater craft's controls and even the battery compartment can be destroyed.

The nature of the damage to the russian submarine may indicate the futility of its restoration.

Damage to russian ships after the attack on 13 September 2023 / Photo credit: The UK MoD, Defense Express
Damage to russian ships after the attack on 13 September 2023 / Photo credit: The UK MoD

As Defense Express reported, early Wednesday, September 13, Ukraine Faund Success in Missile Attack on Sevastopol and Hinted on the Weapon Used to Take Down a Huge russian Landing Ship and Submarine. We also wrote on What Was Left of russia’s the Minsk Landing Ship After Ukrainians Strike Sevastopol as well as estimated that Ukraine's Hit Onto 'Rostov Na Donu' Submarine Was a Unique and Unprecedented Event in History.

Later became known that To Destroy russian Warships in Sevastopol, Ukrainian Special Forces Infiltrated Crimea. A the same time Ukraine’s Air Force Showed the Missiles Used to Hit russian Fleet in Sevastopol (Video).

After the case with the missile attack on Sevastopol, The Armed Forces of Ukraine Destroyed the Second russian KS-701 Tunets Boat in September as well as Something Happened with Two Russian Patrol Ships in the Black Sea due to Defenders of Ukraine.

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