Known in the West by their NATO reporting name as the Juliett class,
the Project 651 diesel-electric submarines were designed in the 1950s to provide
the Soviet Navy with a nuclear strike capability against the east coast of the
United States. They carried four nuclear cruise missiles, which could be launched
while the submarine was surfaced and moving less than four knots (7 km/h). Once
surfaced, the first missile could be launched in about five minutes; subsequent
missiles would follow within about ten seconds each. Initially, the missiles were
the inertially-guided P-5 (NATO reporting name SS-N-3 Shaddock). When submarine-launched
ballistic missiles rendered the P-5s obsolescent, they were replaced with the
P-6 (also NATO reporting name SS-N-3 Shaddock, though it is a very different missile)
and the P-500 4K-80 "Bazalt" (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship cruise missiles
designed to attack American aircraft carriers. A special 10m2 target guidance
radar was built into the forward edge of the sail structure, which opened by rotating.
The boats were eventually fitted with the Kasatka satellite downlink for targeting
The Juliett class had a low magnetic signature austenitic steel
double hull, covered by two inch (50 mm) thick black tiles made of sound-absorbing
hard rubber. They had exceptionally high reserve buoyancy, and were divided into
eight watertight compartments:
the forward torpedo room
for officers and chiefs and the forward batteries
the missile control room
the control room
crew berthing and batteries
forward engine room containing the diesels and generators
the aft engine
room with the electric motors
the aft torpedo room.
called for 35 submarines of this class. In fact only 16 were actually built, most
by Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Gorky. They were commissioned between 1962 and
1968, and served through the 1980s. The last one was decommissioned in 1994.
Submarine K-67 was laid down at the Krasnoe Sormovo named after A.A.Zhdanov,
Gorky (yard No.524) on 31 January 1965, launched on 29 October 1966, and commissioned
on 30 September 1967 into the Northern Fleet.
On 25 July 1977 renamed to
B-67, and on 25 September 1981 she transferred to the Black Sea Fleet.
on 30 June 1993.
In 1995, the submarine was cut into metal in Inkerman.
| Displacement (tons):|
|Under snorkel:||18000 nmi
nmi (2,8 knots), 27,8 nmi (18 knots) (with lead battery - 350 nmi (2,8 knots),
14,5 nmi (14,5 knots))|
|Propulsion:||2x4000 hp 1D43
diesels, 2x6000 hp MG-141 electric motors, 2x2000 hp PG-140 electric motors, 2
fixed pitch propellers in nozzles, 1x1000 kW diesel-generator|
P-5Dcruise missiles launchers (from 1965 P-6 (4K88))|
6 533 mm bow torpedo
tubes (6 torpedoes) – Leningrad-651 fire control system
4 400 mm stern torpedo
tubes (12 torpedoes)
Albatros radar complex, Nakat reconnaissance radar, Nikhrom-M IFF, ARP-53 radar
radio direction finder, Tamir-5L sonar, MG-200 Arktika-M sonar, Tuloma sonar,
MG-10 Kola noise detection sonar, Svet-2 sonar, MG-13 special sonar, Sila-N-651
navigation complex, Uspekh-U data link|