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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