Ten Years, August 12, 2000 the Russian Nuclear Submarine Kursk Sank in the Barents Sea…

Wreck of Russian submarine K-141 Kursk in a fl...
The Kursk Wreckage…

With the death of all 118 crew members on board. The Kursk remains the worst disaster in the history of the Russian submarine fleet.

The Kursk was designed to combat large surface ships, primarily American aircraft carriers, the Kursk was the most advanced submarine in the Russian navy at the time. Construction began in March 1990, and the Kursk set out on her maiden voyage in May 1994.

The accident occurred during an exercise of the North Fleet, in which the Kursk was taking part. The vessel sank at a depth of a little over 100 meters around 108 miles from the Kola Strait.

Russia Mourns her Kursk dead today…

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