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27 Jul, 2008 15:48

Russian submarine raised

U.S. Navy and Army divers have raised a Russian submarine which sank off Rhode Island during a powerful storm more than a year ago. The former Soviet vessel had spent the previous six years as a floating museum, and was recovered as part of a military tra

The K77 was first launched in 1965 and was initially planned as a nuclear missile facility for strikes against the United States.

After the Cold War a European entrepreneur unsuccessfully tried to turn it into a restaurant, so it was towed to Florida to become a tourist attraction.

When that project failed, it was moved to Nova Scotia to be used as a set for the Harrison Ford thriller “K19 – The Widowmaker”.