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B39 Soviet Submarine Older Images

One of a fleet of diesel electric submarines the Soviet Navy called “Project 641,” B-39 was commissioned in the early 1970s and served on active duty for more than 20 years.
300 feet in length and displacing more than 2000 tons, B-39 is among the largest conventionally powered submarines ever built.

Soviet Project 641 submarines, classified as “Foxtrot” by NATO, are essentially larger and more powerful versions of German World War II era U-boats.
Low-tech but lethal, she carried 24 torpedoes while she was on patrol-some capable of delivering low-yield nuclear warheads.
B-39 carried a crew of 78 and could dive to a depth of 985 feet before threatening the integrity of her nickel steel hull.
The submarine was acquired by western businessmen in the early 90's and was initially on display in Seattle. She has been part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego since 2005.

I hope to label the photos more accurately and put them into order from bow to stern soon.
I am also replacing older images with newer ones. Please check back.
PLEASE NOTE: Persons that have trouble bending, crouching or climbing or are uncomfortable in confined spaces may have difficulty touring the B-39 submarine.


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Forward Torpedo Tubes
Forward Torpedo Tubes
Red Wheels
Red Wheels
Floor Hatch
Floor Hatch
Main Control Room
Main Control Room
Red and Blue Wheels
Red and Blue Wheels
Stairway into the Sub
Stairway into the Sub
Forward Torpedo Tubes
Forward Torpedo Tubes
Open Tube
Open Tube
Nox
Nox
Controls
Controls
Controls
Controls
Controls
Controls
Controls
Controls
Blinking Lights
Blinking Lights
Red Light
Red Light
Main Gangway
Main Gangway
Blue Light
Blue Light
Main Gangway 2
Main Gangway 2
Controls in the Engine Room 3
Controls in the Engine Room 3
Controls in the Engine Room 2
Controls in the Engine Room 2
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Main Control Room
Main Control Room
Conning Tower
Conning Tower
Forward Torpedo Compartment
Forward Torpedo Compartment
Forward Torpedo Compartment
Forward Torpedo Compartment
Compartment Hatch
Compartment Hatch
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Command Bridge with Periscope
Command Bridge with Periscope
78 Men, 3 Toilets, 1 Shower
78 Men, 3 Toilets, 1 Shower
Control Room
Control Room
The Russian Submarine B-39 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Russian Submarine B-39 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Control Room
Control Room
Main Gangway
Main Gangway
Engine Room
Engine Room
Control Room
Control Room
Rear Torpedo Tubes
Rear Torpedo Tubes
Periscope
Periscope
Electric Motor
Electric Motor
Green Dials
Green Dials
Engine Room
Engine Room
Diving Plane Controls
Diving Plane Controls
Engine Telegraph
Engine Telegraph
Into the Engine Room
Into the Engine Room
Conning Tower
Conning Tower