Russia’s newest Project 636.3 submarine to be launched later this month

Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has confirmed that the Russian Navy’s newest Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine will be launched at the Saint Petersburg facilities of Admiralty Shipyard at the end of March 2021.

Named Magadan after a port town in the Russian Far East, the submarine will be assigned to the Russian Pacific Fleet alongside sisters Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Volkhov.

The future Magadan will have a maximum diving depth of 300 metres, an endurance of 45 days, a maximum submerged speed of 18 knots, and space for 52 crewmembers.

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