Generalissimus Suvorov Borey-A-class submarine to reinforce Russia’s Pacific Fleet

The second Borey-A-class submarine Generalissimus Suvorov will reinforce the nuclear submarine group of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy, Navy commander Nikolay Yevmenov said during the submarine launch ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard.
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Launch ceremony for the "Generalissimo Suvorov" (Picture source: Sevmash Shipyard )

“A gala ceremony was held at Sevmash on December 25 to roll out the Generalissimo Suvorov from the slipway,” the company said.

The event was attended by the Navy command, authority and industry representatives.

“Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov congratulated the shipbuilders with another production victory and stressed that Borey-A class SSBN have already confirmed reliability in defending the national borders. Arkhangelsk Governor Alexander Tsybulsky, USC Deputy CEO for military shipbuilding Vladimir Korolev, and CEO of Rubin Design Bureau Igor Vilnit also congratulated the shipyard,” it said.

“This is our strategic argument. Nuclear submarines protect our country. The Generalissimo Suvorov is to reinforce the Pacific Fleet,” Yevmenov said.

Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko ordered the submarine to leave the slipway. She was moving at a speed of 3 meters per minute. SSBN Captain First Rank Viktor Artemov broke a bottle of champagne against the hull of the submarine.

Budnichenko recalled that Sevmash had handed over to the Navy the Knyaz Oleg and the Novosibirsk nuclear submarines several days ago.

The Generalissimo Suvorov was laid on December 25, 2014. The lead Knyaz Vladimir SSBN joined the Navy on June 12, 2020 followed by the Knyaz Oleg on December 21, 2021.

"This is our strategic argument. Nuclear submarine cruisers protect our country. […] I hope that the ‘Knyaz’ [submarine] family will accept the Generalissimus Suvorov as well. This submarine cruiser is planned to reinforce the Pacific Fleet submarine group," Yevmenov said.

The commander underscored that Russia has not commissioned this many submarine cruisers since 1991.

"We have a rather large commissioning plan for next year. I believe Sevmash will not let us down," he added.

The Generalissimus Suvorov was launched at Sevmash Saturday. The vent was attended by the Navy command, authority and industry representatives.

The submarine was laid down on December 26, 2014. The lead ship - the Knyaz Vladimir - was commissioned by Sevmash on June 12, 2020. The first serial submarine, the Knyaz Oleg was commissioned on December 21, 2021.

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