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Neville,

Given your profile, I thought Kursk would be too obvious! (*))
 

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Gulpers said:
Neville,

Given your profile, I thought Kursk would be too obvious! (*))
Ray

This is a different one completely
 

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Russian nuclear submarine K-159 - Barents Sea?
 

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Russian nuclear submarine K-159 - Barents Sea?
Ray
Correct is a K Class but any idea of the story behind her. Think Salvage
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Neville,

If it is K-159 the story of her sinking in August 2003 is in this link.

http://www10.antenna.nl/wise/index.html?http://www10.antenna.nl/wise/592/5542.php

The article does suggest that a salvage attempt would have been made in 2004!

If your model isn't of K-159, there are other Russian K Class incidents recorded at the end of the article.
Ray
The submarine in question is mentioned briefly in this site but what happened next is not. Its to do with the Salvage.
 

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Principe_Perfeito said:
Hello Gdynia.

Is this the K-129, the Golf class salvaged by the CIA, using the GLOMAR EXPLORER, in order to gather intel on the advances of the Russians on SLBM and submarine technology?

Links:
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1305/features/ship2.htm
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/russia/629.htm
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aj.cashmore/.features/articles/jennifer-text.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glomar_Explorer

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre
Paulo
Its a K Class but had a name not a number our American Cousins didnt get a sniff of it
 

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If I remember correctly it was K 129 and the US gave the mission the code name the "Jennifer Project" I know the sub broke apart as she was lifted when one of the "claws" snapped. As far as I know the US Navy/CIA filmed the memorial service they held for the recovered bodies of some of the Russian sailors and provided the soviets with a tape of the proceedings to show they had been accorded full military honours. Am I close or completely up the wrong tree here? If K 129 had a name I can't remember it. Hold on it's not K 19 is it, when she limped home.
 

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K 19 had a nickname "Hiroshima" after an earlier accident. Am I even close? Film made of her story was K 19 The Widowmaker.
 

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Tmac1720 said:
If I remember correctly it was K 129 and the US gave the mission the code name the "Jennifer Project" I know the sub broke apart as she was lifted when one of the "claws" snapped. As far as I know the US Navy/CIA filmed the memorial service they held for the recovered bodies of some of the Russian sailors and provided the soviets with a tape of the proceedings to show they had been accorded full military honours. Am I close or completely up the wrong tree here? If K 129 had a name I can't remember it. Hold on it's not K 19 is it, when she limped home.
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A further clue submarine was called Komsomolets its a nuke but what happened to her (Thumb)
 

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Ahhh!! Isn't she the one that went on fire off Bear Island with nuclear missiles aboard. If memory serves me right she eventually sunk and almost all of the crew were lost. I think a few were rescued but the Russians as usual refused all help from the west. Was she ever recovered, I don't recall ever hearing any details of salvage but since the stroke the old grey matter isn't the best. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it (*)) (*))
 

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Neville,

Wouldn't have got it without your clues - nice one! Tell us your version. (Applause)

http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/reports/komsom.htm

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The submarine sank in 1680 metres of water a depth quite feasable for salvage. Tenders were sent out and ours was accepted hence them sending the scaled model onboard.As she was a nuke concerns were expressed about radiation. All of a sudden project was cancelled and submarine was encassed in a Concrete Tomb. Excuse was it was going to be to expensive. A little Bird said she had broken into pieces when hitting bottom and her reactor was so badly damaged nothing could be done. There is no records anywhere we know of,of the missiles being removed.Stories say she had a crew of 42 onboard but if you take the Kursk into consideration she had more than 100 poor souls onboard and vessels were pretty similar.They never asked for model back hence its still displayed onboard.
 
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