Russia’s Stary Oskol submarine, the third boat in Project 636.3 series for the Black Sea Fleet, on a voyage to its permanent base has passed the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, TASS quoted the Black Sea Fleet spokesman Vyacheslav Trukhachev as saying.
Stary Oskol is the third submarine in the series of six submarines built for the Black Sea Fleet at the Admiralty Verfi Shipyards in St. Petersburg.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet currently operates four Project 636.3 submarines. The fleet is to receive a total of six submarines of this project.
Equipped with cruise missiles "Caliber-PL," the submarine made transition from the Northern Fleet to the Black Sea Fleet. The passage was watched over by a Turkish escort ship and patrol boat.
“Having successfully passed the state testing program and being included in the Navy in June 2015, the newest diesel submarine Stary Oskol passed through the Bosporus and Dardanelles and entered the Black Sea making transition from the Northern Fleet to its permanent basing site of the Black Sea Fleet,” says the report of Russian navy
’s press service.