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K-77 status and pics of the interior
« on: September 24, 2008, 12:32:01 PM »
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I was given word today that the K-77 is going to be scrapped, she is to far gone to save her :'(

The Army/Navy dive team did an awesome job to get her back on the surface but sadly it was too late for her, when they left they had to leave 4 pontoons/barges behind to hold her stern up to keep it from sinking once more. Earlier this week a couple of the remaining vol's found a couple of feet of water in the stern that the Navy had not removed and it raised the stern 1' when she was finally dewatered.

Here are some pics of the interior of the K-77 and I have been given permission to post them by the man who took them (a shipmate of my uncle on USS Sea Owl and then with me on USS Torsk)

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 11:54:15 AM »
Man, what a mess.  How long was she down there?

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 03:04:05 PM »
about 17 months if memory serves correctly, and she sank in brakish water and not salt water. It was a true dirty job to get her on the surface once more and sadly it is too later for her unless someone with DEEEP pockets wants to try to save her.

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 01:00:20 PM »
Here are some photos Ken Johnson has put up on his website of the salvaging:

http://www.oakhamgraphics.com/K-77/salvage.html

I don't believe it has *officially* been stated that the K-77 will be scrapped, but that's what the word all around is.

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 01:30:27 PM »
Lance is absolutely correct, I have yet to hear any deffinate word come from the museum curator himself but it isn't looking good at all for the K-77

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 02:08:07 PM »
I was in Providence, R.I. in 1992 on board my uncle's replica of the Nina and when we pulled anchor I had this nasty, black sludge all over my hands from the anchor and anchor line.  That has to be one of the stinkiest, dirtiest harbors that I've ever been in.  Couple that with the fact that the Russins probably didn't use the best, weather-resistant materials on their boat and that's why this thing looks as bad as it does.  Silversides was submerged and she is still a museum. They've even got some of the original electronics working.

As a comparison to the current picture, here's what the sub's FTR used to look like:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soviet_K-77_Torpedo_Room.jpg

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 10:08:13 AM »
Any official word yet on her (his?) fate?

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 03:20:40 PM »
not yet Lance, I will email Ken and see what the status is of the K-77.

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 10:50:10 PM »
Any word from Ken?  It seems like nothing is going to be said until spring?

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 09:51:25 AM »
No I haven't recieved any word on what the status if of the K77, will have to call and find out

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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 03:53:31 PM »
High pressure hose might do the trick in that FTR.  I suspect she will end up in the scrap mill.
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Re: K-77 status and pics of the interior
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 10:41:59 AM »
I have an update on the K-77,

if you would like to know about it please email me because I am not going to descimate the information out on the internet at this time.