|smoke rising above a dock at the Zvyozdochka shipyard in the north Russian city of Severodvinsk, April 7, 2015|
[September 13 2013 Oscar-II cruise missile Russian sub Tomsk fire out ]
Fire started during welding on the Oscar-II cruise missile nuclear submarine Tomsk being repaired at the Zvezda shipyard near Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan. Only the Typhoon-class Soviet/Russian submarines, the American Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines and the Russian Borei-class submarines are larger. The missiles the submarines normally carries had been removed in 2009 before the repairs began, and the atomic reactors that power it had been shut off and that there was no radiation leak.
It normally carries 24 × P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) cruise missiles with 750 kilograms (1,700 lb) HE or 500 kt nuclear warheads, plus ther armament.