Launch of a Russian submarine

Launch of a Russian submarine

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Caption: Launch ceremony for a submarine. The Russian ballistic missile submarine 'Yuri Dolgorukiy' seen during its launch ceremony at the Sevmash docks, Severodvinsk. This is the first of the new 'Borei' class nuclear-powered submarine, armed with 16 SS-N-32 intercontinental ballistic missiles and SS-N-15 cruise missiles. The boat is 'launched' be being towed out of its construction building into a dry dock for fitting out. This ceremony took place on 15 April 2007 and the boat was completed and floated on 13 February 2008. It is expected to enter service in 2010 or 2011.

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