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The Nerpa, an Akula II-class attack submarine, had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008 but an accident during sea trials on November 8 that year had forced the Russian authorities to put it on hold.
With 53 fast attack submarines (SSNs) currently in the submarine fleet, both the Los Angeles- and Virginia-classes have multifaceted missions.
s main naval adversary, the Department of Defense (DoD), in its 1993 Bottom-Up Review, planned to reduce the attack submarine force to between 45 and 55 ships in the post-Cold War era.
USS City of Corpus Christi is a Los Angeles class, nuclear- powered attack submarine and was commissioned in the US Navy in January 1983.
Navy on Saturday christened its newest attack submarine, a $2.
Artful, a 7,400-tonne, 97-metre-long attack submarine, was officially named in front of thousands of guests in an event to mark the end of its build process at the Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Artful, a 7,400-tonne, 97-metrelong attack submarine, was officially named in front of thousands of guests in an event to mark the end of its build process at the Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness.
The submarine, according to Wikipedia, is the USS Cheyenne, a nuclear attack submarine belonging to the US Pacific Fleet.
The Nerpa, an attack submarine codenamed "Akula" - or "Shark" - by NATO, is usually armed with torpedoes and cruise missiles.
The vessel - which is the UK's most powerful attack submarine - remained on view from 8am until the tide turned in the evening when it was freed by a tug.
Given that the average life of an attack submarine is 30 years, cutting 10 ships equates to a 20 percent reduction in the attack submarine force, said Rear Adm.
SEA trials of the Royal Navy's newest attack submarine have been halted after an electrical fire.