Thursday, 28 January 2016

Oscar II Submarine Orel Damaged by Fire to Join Russian Navy by Yearend After Repairs

The Northern Fleet’s nuclear-powered submarine Orel recently damaged by fire at the Zvyozdochka Shipyard in Severodvinsk in north Russia will join the Russian Navy before the end of 2016 after repairs, shipyard spokesman Yevgeny Gladyshev told TASS on Wednesday. Orel (K-266) is a Project 949A Antey nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) (NATO designation: Oscar II).

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