30 Days of The Kursk – Day 20

It’s the weekend, so on to the preview and our latest #kursk fact:

A single Type 65 torpedo carried a large 450 kilograms warhead that is powerful enough to sink an aircraft carrier.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 19

Here’s today’s #kursk fact and your next preview:

Russia assigned the Kursk to the Northern Fleet which has access to the Atlantic Ocean through the Barents and Norwegian seas. Two thirds of all nuclear ships are based with the Northern Fleet.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 18

Day 18 is upon us, with yet another awesome preview of Sasha Janowicz’ award winning The Kursk.

#Kursk Fact: Russian submarine propellers emit a distinct noisy signature making them easy to track. In 1984, the Toshiba corporation sold the Soviets advanced machining equipment and computers that silenced their propellers. The Kursk, much to the consternation of the Congress at the time, benefited from this technology transfer.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 17

Day 17, and the story is really picking up. Before we get to the next page, here is today’s Kursk Fact:

The #Kursk had an operational test depth of 1600 below sea level
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 16

Day 16 of 30 Days of the #Kursk is upon us, and we are officially over the halfway mark.

Todays Kursk fact; It was a Norwegian/British diving team, using a powerful robotic arm, that was finally able to open the Kursk. There initial inspection eliminated all hopes of finding survivors.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 15

Yes, we are at the halfway mark – and here is a quick fact and today’s preview:

Kursk Fact: The #Kursk had 2 nuclear reactors and back up diesel engines for back up propulsion.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 14

Day 14 of The #Kursk is upon us – here’s today’s fact:

The Kursk is an Akula Class submarine many of which are in active service. In 2009, the US Navy spotted an Akula class submarine off the Eastern Seaboard. This incident was the first of its kind since the Cold War. In 2012, an Akula was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 13

Lucky Day 13 – here’s a great sample to help you kick off your weekend, and of course our latest #kursk fact:

The Kursk Fact: An Akula (Shark) class submarine, The Kursk cost $ 1.6 billion (1995). In 1984, 21 were in active service. Today, only 10 operate worldwide. 9 are Russian, 1 is Indian.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 12

Since I was caught up watching the World Cup kick off, I will keep today’s post short – here’s your Daily #Kursk Fact and the next preview:

The Kursk Fact: The ship Mikhail Rudnitsky participated in the rescue effort for the Kursk, which had sunk in 330 feet of water.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 11

We are now 1/3 into 30 Days of The Kursk, so here’s a cool fact and the next preview page.

The Kursk Fact: During the 1990s, Russia made severe cutbacks in her navy – so severe that many sailors went unpaid.
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