Nuclear submarines "Dmitry Donskoy" and "Prince Potemkin" laid down at Sevmash
Sevmash has become one of three enterprises, where today the solemn ceremony of laying down warships for the Navy took place. Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony via videoconference.
In Severodvinsk, a solemn ceremony of laying the ground for two nuclear-powered submarines Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin of the Borei-A project took place. Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony via video conference.
Online, the head of state watched the laying of six ships at once at three
Russian factories. In Severodvinsk were laid down two strategic nuclear-powered ships "Dmitry Donskoy" and "Prince Potemkin", at the "Admiralty shipyards" in St. Petersburg, the submarines "Mozhaisk" and "Yakutsk", and at the Amur shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur - corvettes "Grozny "And" Wild ".
In his welcoming speech, the head of state congratulated the shipbuilders on the start of construction of another series of modern submarines.
- I congratulate all shipbuilders and naval sailors of Russia on a new important stage in the development of the Navy of our country - with the beginning of the construction of the next series of modern ships. We preserve the glorious traditions of the Russian fleet, strengthen the continuity of the inseparable thousand-year history of Russia, therefore, two new nuclear-powered submarines will bear the names of Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin as a sign of deep respect for the memory and deeds of our outstanding ancestors, '' said Vladimir Putin.
Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin will become the ninth and tenth ships in the line of nuclear submarines of the Borey-A project, designed by the St. Petersburg design bureau Rubin. Other cruisers of the same series are currently at various stages of construction.
In the near future, the submarine cruisers of this project will become the backbone of the naval strategic forces and will fully ensure parity with the main nuclear powers in this segment of weapons.