India-class submarine

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An India class submarine carrying two DSRVs in 1985
An India-class submarine carrying two DSRVs in 1985
Class overview
Operators:  Soviet Navy
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
  • 3,900 long tons (3,963 t) surfaced
  • 4,800–6,840 long tons (4,877–6,950 t) submerged
Length: 106 m (347 ft 9 in)
Beam: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
Draught: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, twin screws
  • 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h) surfaced
  • 10 knots (12 mph; 19 km/h) submerged
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × Poseidon class DSRV's
Complement: 94
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes[citation needed]

The Project 940 Lenok class (a type of salmon) (known in the West by its NATO reporting name India class) was a military submarine design of the Soviet Union.

The submarines of this class were designed to function as mother ships for two Poseidon Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs).

While India class boats have been seen going to the aid of Russian Submarines involved in accidents, they have also been observed working in support of Russian Spetsnaz operations. The boats had decompression chambers and medical facilities on board. Two vessels of this class were built for the Soviet Navy. Both were scrapped in the 1990s.

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Artist's concept of an India class submarine deploying a deep submergence rescue vehicle to assist a November class submarine