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10 worst submarine mishaps this century

August 14, 2013 11:05 IST

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The explosion and fire on board INS Sindhurakshak at the Mumbai Naval dockyard is the worst naval disaster in India's history.

Even as salvage operations continue in Mumbai, rediff.com recounts the most horrific submarine mishaps of all times.

Submarine: Kursk

Country: Russia

Date: August 12, 2000

What happened: The Russian Oscar-II class submarine with 118 crew members sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea after an explosion triggered a raging fire in the vessel. It was reported that a torpedo fuel leak caused the massive explosion.

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Image: Kursk
Photographs: Courtesy Russian Armed Forces museum

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Submarine: USS Greenville

Country: United States

Date: February 9, 2001

What Happened: The nuclear submarine's rudder tore through the lower deck of Ehime Maru, a fishery high school training ship from Ehime Prefecture, Japan, during a fast surface maneuver, sinking the Japanese boat within minutes. Nine people aboard die, including students and instructors in commercial fishing. Twenty-six people are rescued.

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Submarine: K-159

Country: Russia

Date: August 30, 2003

What Happened: The Russian nuclear-powered submarine sinks as it is being transported through the Barents Sea on its way to a scrapyard at the port of Polyarny. Nine out of the 10 crew aboard die.

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Submarine: USS San Francisco

Country: United States

Date: January 9, 2005

What Happened: One crewman died after the US nuclear submarine ran aground off Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Another 23 crewmen are injured.

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Submarine: St Daniel of Moscow

Country: Russia

Date: September 6, 2006

What Happened: A fire on board a Viktor-III class Russian navy submarine kills two crew. The St Daniel of Moscow was moored in the Barents sea, north of the Rybachiy peninsula near Russia's border with Finland when it caught fire.

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Submarine: HMS Tireless

Country: United Kingdom

Date: March 21, 2007

What Happened: Two British soldiers die and another is injured on HMS Tireless during an exercise in the Arctic.

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Submarine: K-152 Nerpa

Country: Russia

Date: November 8, 2008

What Happened: More than 20 people are killed and another 21 injured by toxic gas when a fire safety system misfires on Russia's Nerpa nuclear submarine during trials in the Sea of Japan.

The submarine was leased to the Indian Navy in 2011, after extensive trials and was formally commissioned into service as the INS Chakra II at a ceremony in Visakhapatnam on 4 April, 2012

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Image: K-152 Nerpa


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Submarine: INS Sindhurakshak

Country: India

Date: February 27, 2010

What Happened: A sailor was killed and two others sustained injuries after fire broke out following an explosion in the battery compartment in the Russian-origin Kilo class submarine at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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Submarine: HMS Astute

Country: United Kingdom

Date: April 8, 2011

What Happened: Two Royal Navy personnel are shot, one fatally, on board the Astute, the British nuclear submarine in the southern English port of Southampton. Another sailor is later arrested. The 7,500-tonne vessel is the first of a new class of British nuclear-powered submarines which will be the largest and most powerful attack submarines ever built for the navy. The submarine had run aground the previous October for ten hours near the Skye Bridge and the captain was relieved of his command the next month.

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Submarine: Yekaterinburg

Country: Russia

Date: December 30, 2011

What Happened: A fire aboard the 167-metre 18,200-tonne Yekaterinburg is extinguished after blazing for nearly a full day and night. Nine people are injured. The nuclear submarine is based at the Roslyakovo dock, one of the main dockyards of Russia's Northern Fleet, 1,500 km north of Moscow.

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Image: HMS Astute


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