This submarine was based on the hull of the November class submarines, and belonged to the Northern Fleet. Only one Project 645 ZhMT submarine was ever built.
|Length:||109.8 m||Displacement:||3 420/4 380 tons|
|Beam:||8.3 m||Maximum Depth:||300 m|
|Draught:||5.85 m||Hull:||Low magnetic steel|
Only a few years after construction, cracks were discovered in the metal-hull due to corrosion between the crystals. Apart from a few changes in the bow, the Project 645 submarine is identical to submarines of the November class in order to shorten the construction time.
Two VT-1 type liquid metal (lead-bismuth) cooled reactors with a capacity of 146 MWt and shaft power of 35 000 hp. A test reactor of the same type as that used on board K-27 was in use at Obninsk as early as 1955. A new steam-boiler was developed especially for this submarine that required considerably less electrical power in the start phase and during cooling. Subsequently the capacity of the batteries was only 75% of those on board the November class submarines.
V.N. Peregrudov, SKB-143.
The Project 645 ZhMT was built in Severodvinsk.
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