Remains of the Submarine Kursk

Russian Nuclean Submarine KurskChilling photos of the recovered Russian Oscar-II class nuclear submarine Kursk. In 2000 the submarine was destroyed by a tragic accident during a training mission in the North Atlantic where it is believed that an experimental type of torpedo caused a chain reaction that detonated the equivalent of over three tones of TNT. The boat was recovered in 2001 by a team of divers from a Dutch salvage company. The destruction caused by the torpedo explosion can be seen in these photos.

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Posted: May 7th, 2007
at 9:46pm by John

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