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16th May 2017, 11:56

Russian submarine passes through Strait of Gibraltar

A newly built Russian submarine which passed through the Strait of Gibraltar this weekend was shadowed by three US anti-submarine aircraft from an airbase in Spain, according to a Russian news agency.

The Krasnodar cruise missile submarine was accompanied by a tug boat, and was followed by a Spanish Navy Serviola Class patrol boat. The Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine was also shadowed by a USS Ticonderoga cruiser class warship.

The Krasnodar is reportedly on its way from the Baltic to form part of the Black Sea Fleet.