Kashalot-class submarine

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Class overview
Name: Kashalot
Builders: Soviet Union
Built: 1977-1991
In service: 1986-
Planned: 3
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 1
Active: 1
Laid up: 1
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,390 tons normal surfaced/1,580 tons submerged
Length: 69 m (226 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Propulsion: One pressurized-water nuclear reactor 1.5 MW (2,000 hp), 1 sets steam turbines; 10,000 shp (7,500 kW)
  • 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
  • 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) submerged
Complement: About 36
Sensors and
processing systems:

The Project 1910 Kashalot class submarine (NATO reporting name: Uniform) is a class of research and special operations submarine constructed by the Soviet Union during the late 1970s and early 1980s.[1]

Two boats of the class were constructed, AS-13 and AS-15, with the first boat of the class being laid down in 1977 and commissioned in 1986, the second being laid down in 1983 but not commissioned until 1991.[1] A third class boat, AS-12, reached the fitting-out stage before being cancelled in 1998.[1]

Displacing 1,580 tons submerged, the Kashalot class was constructed using a single titanium hull design, and is powered by a nuclear reactor; they were the first Soviet nuclear-powered submarines to have a single hull.[1] The boats each have a crew of 36 officers and men.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wertheim 2007, p.610.

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