Soviet B-39

Type: Project 641/Foxtrot
Launched: 15 April 1967
Commissioned: 28 Dec 1967
At: Admiralty Shipyard, Leningrad

Length: 89.9 meters
Beam: 7.4 meters
Draft: 5.9 meters
Displacement: 1952 tons surfaced, 2475 tons submerged
Powerplant: three Kolomna 2D42M 2000 hp diesel engines, three electric motors, two 1350 hp and one 2700 hp, one 180 hp auxiliary motor
Speed: 16 knots surfaced, 15 knots submerged, 9 knots snorkeling
Depth: 296 meters
Complement: 12 Officers, 10 Midshipmen, 56 Seaman
Armament: 6 bow torpedo tubes and 4 stern torpedo tubes; up to 22 torpedoes

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B-39 was homeported in Vladivostok and conducted patrols throughout the North Pacific, along the coast of the United States and Canada, and ranging as far as the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. After the end of the Vietnam War, she often made port visits to Danang. During the early 1970s, B-39 trailed a Canadian frigate through Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island.

B-39 was decommissioned on 1 April 1994 and sold to Finland. She made her way from there through a series of sales to Vancouver Island in 1996 and to Seattle, Washington, in 2002 before arriving in San Diego, California, on 22 April 2005 and becoming an exhibit of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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