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The floating dock “Sviyaga” with the nuclear submarine K-3 “Leninsky Komsomol” on the night of September 20-21 passed the Neva after drawing bridges and arrived at the Severnaya Verf shipyard. Thus, the inter-fleet passage from the Northern Fleet to St. Petersburg of the Sviyaga floating dock with the K-3 nuclear submarine was successfully completed. The successful completion of the towing was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. All technical facilities of the Sviyaga floating dock functioned normally. The dock crew completed their tasks.

At the direction of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the floating dock, after mooring to the berth of the Severnaya Verf enterprise, was examined by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Lieutenant-General Viktor Astapov and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for military-political work Captain 1st Rank Vladislav Pavlov.

At present, Severnaya Verf specialists have begun preparing the Sviyaga floating dock for the withdrawal of the K-3 submarine from it. The work will take several days. Then the submarine will be prepared for subsequent towing to Kronstadt, where an appropriate amount of work is planned on it to transform it into a museum. The date of towing to Kronstadt will be determined by a separate decision.

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The Leninsky Komsomol is the first Soviet and the third nuclear submarine in the world. It was laid down on September 24, 1955 in Severodvinsk, launched on August 9, 1957. This submarine is 63 years old. In 1961, she went to her first combat service in the Atlantic. A year later, she made the first ever passage under the ice of the Arctic Ocean.
In 1991, the boat was withdrawn from the Northern Fleet. In 2005, K-3 was delivered to the water area of ​​the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of the Zvezdochka Shipyard). In 2010, the commander-in-chief of the Navy decided not to dispose of the K-3, but to preserve it for history.

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