Soviet submarine K-77

related topics
{ship, engine, design}
{service, military, aircraft}
{build, building, house}
{company, market, business}
{water, park, boat}
{film, series, show}
{son, year, death}
{island, water, area}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{@card@, make, design}

Coordinates: 41°48′46.32″N 71°24′5.59″W / 41.8128667°N 71.4015528°W / 41.8128667; -71.4015528

K-77 was a "Project 651" (also known by its NATO reporting name of Juliett-class) cruise missile submarine of the Soviet Navy. Her keel was laid down in the Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Gorky on 31 January 1963. She was launched on 11 March 1965, and commissioned on 31 October 1965 into the Northern Fleet.

K-77 was built later in the Juliett class, so her hull was conventional steel and her battery was of the conventional lead-acid type, rather than the austenitic steel and silver-zinc batteries used in the first Julietts. K-77 was also used as the set for the motion picture K-19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.



The details of K-77’s career remain largely unknown. Juliett-class submarines were used to follow United States Navy aircraft carrier battle groups in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Circumstantial evidence indicates that K-77 often patrolled the Mediterranean, off the coast of West Africa, and at least once in the Caribbean Sea near the United States Virgin Islands. Papers found aboard her during inspection in Helsinki suggest that she had shadowed Norwegian Kobben-class submarines.

Full article ▸

related documents
John Browning
Liquid air cycle engine
Rocket launch
General purpose machine gun
Apollo 16
Mars Direct
Soviet Union military aircraft designation systems
Project Vanguard
Artem Mikoyan
Nautilus (Verne)
Space Shuttle Challenger
USS Holland (SS-1)
Submarine-launched ballistic missile
Long gun
Apollo 7
Ship-Submarine Recycling Program
Northrop F-5
Land mine
HH-65 Dolphin
RQ-7 Shadow
Seawolf class submarine
Vostok 1
USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599)
CIM-10 Bomarc
Banki turbine