A Lake Superior-based yacht company is selling a Soviet attack
submarine… and it might make some community the proud owner of a
unique tourist attraction. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Mike
Simonson has more:
A Lake Superior-Based yacht company is sellin a Soviet attack submarine. And it might
make some community the proud owner of a unique tourist attraction. The Great Lakes
Radio Consortium’s Mike Simonson reports:
Not surprisingly, this is probably the only Soviet “whisky-class” attack submarine on
the market. A steal at $495,000, says Richard Rose-Oleck of Owen’s Yacht in Duluth.
The 250 foot sub is docked in Sweden, where it’s used as a mueseum. but Rose-Oleck
would like to see soemone or some community in this region buy it and move it for
“I would love to see it in the Great Lakes. Number one, it would last longer, and I
think it would be an interesting exhibit.”
The fresh water in the Great Lakes would help preserve the diesel-powered sub. It no
longer has any of its twelve torpedoes, but the engines work, and the 1955 vintage
craft has been restored.
The submarine has been on the market since December. There’ve been serious inquiries,
including one from Duluth-Superior, the only one from the Great Lakes region. Another
offer is from a private company which would use it as a corporate boat, giving new
meaning to the term, “hostile takeover.”
For the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, I’m Mike Simonson in Superior, Wisconsin.