4 June 2010, 14:45

K-222 submarine scrapped in Severodvinsk

K-222 submarine scrapped in Severodvinsk

The shipping yard in Russia's northern port of Severodvinsk has scrapped K-222 submarine, which was known as the fastest submarine in the history of the national underwater fleet. K-222 was built in 1960 and became the first Soviet submarine made of titanium alloy.

The shipping yard in Russia's northern port of Severodvinsk has scrapped K-222 submarine, which was known as the fastest submarine in the history of the national underwater fleet.

K-222 was built in 1960 and became the first Soviet submarine made of titanium alloy. In 1970 the submarine set a speed record at about 83 km/hour which has not been beaten yet.

For its unique features and expensiveness it was nicknamed Gold Fish. The submarine equipped with cruise missile it was in service till 1989.

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