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Photos of the Russian project 636 submarine “Rostov-on-Don”, which was in dry dock and was damaged during   ;missile attack on the Ordzhonikidze ship repair plant in Sevastopol September 13.
Judging by the photographs, the submarine received two direct hits from cruise missiles, which made huge holes in the strong hull.
The first impact damaged the bow of the submarine from above, experts said earlier on the basis of satellite images.
The second hit occurred on the starboard side of the boat in the area behind the wheelhouse. Unlike the first, it was impossible to fix it on satellite images.
Norwegian independent naval analyst Tur Are Iversen believes that both hits penetrated the strong hull of the submarine.
The torpedo and living compartments were damaged, as well as possibly the auxiliary rooms of the latter and the batteries. According to the pictures it is not clear from the outside how much the other compartments burned out – it depends on whether the hatches between the compartments are closed.
Together with the submarine, the Russian large amphibious ship "Minsk" was hit. The impact of two warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet with long-range Storm Shadow/SCALP missiles was recognized by the Russian Ministry of Defense. “will be fully restored and will continue combat service as part of their fleets”.
At the same time, judging by the photo, the submarine is unlikely to be restored. "Rostov-on-Don" is one of the four submarines of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, which are recognized as carriers of “Calibre” cruise missiles.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga