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Table of USSR/Russian Ballistic Missile Submarine Forces
1958-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 | 1980-89 | 1990-99 | 2000-02 | Notes


SSBN Forces 1958 1959

SSB/SSBNs
Golf I SSB 2 4
Hotel I/II SSBN
7
Total SSB/SSBNs 2 11

SLBM Launchers [1]
Golf I [2] 6 12
Hotel I/II [7]
21
Total Launchers 6 33

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-4 6 33
Total Warheads 6 33



SSBN Forces 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

SSB/SSBNs
Golf I SSB 10 19 22 22 22 22 22 18 16 15
Golf II

1 1 1 1 1 5 6 7
Hotel I/II SSBN 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 6 8 7
Hotel III








1
Yankee I SSBN







3 8
Total SSB/SSBNs 10 19 24 24 24 25 26 29 33 38

SLBM Launchers [1]
Golf I [2] 30 57 66 66 66 66 66 54 48 45
Golf II [3]

3 3 3 3 3 15 18 21
Hotel I/II [7] 0 0 3 3 3 6 9 18 24 21
Hotel III [8]








6
Yankee I [9]







48 128
Total Launchers 30 57 72 72 72 75 78 87 138 221

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-4 30 57 66 66 66 66 66 54 48 45
SS-N-5 Sark

6 6 6 9 12 33 42 42
SS-N-6 Serb [16]







48 128
Total Strategic (MRV=1) 30 57 69 69 69 72 75 72 120 194
Total Strategic (MRV=2) [20] 30 57 69 69 69 72 75 72 120 194
Total Warheads 30 57 72 72 72 75 78 87 138 215



SSBN Forces 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

SSB/SSBNs
Golf I SSB 14 7 7 7 7 7 5 4 3 1
Golf II 8 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
Golf III






1 1 1
Golf IV





1 1 1 1
Golf V







1 1
Hotel I/II SSBN 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Hotel III 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yankee I SSBN 14 20 26 30 32 33 34 33 31 30
Yankee II






1 1 1
Delta I SSBN


1 4 9 13 18 18 18
Delta II


1 2 3 4 4 4 4
Delta III






4 8 9
Total SSB/SSBNs 44 48 54 60 66 73 78 87 89 86

SLBM Launchers [1]
Golf I [2] 42 21 21 21 21 21 15 12 9 3
Golf II [3] 24 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39
Golf III [4]






6 6 6
Golf IV [5]





4 4 4 4
Golf V [6]







1 1
Hotel I/II [7] 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 18
Hotel III [8] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Yankee I [9] 224 320 416 480 512 528 544 528 496 480
Yankee II [10]






12 12 12
Delta I [11]


12 48 108 156 216 216 216
Delta II [12]


16 32 48 64 64 64 64
Delta III [13]






64 128 144
Total Launchers 317 407 503 595 679 771 849 972 1,002 993

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-4 42 21 21 21 21 21 15 12 9 3
SS-N-5 Sark 45 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 57
SS-N-6 Serb [16] 224 320 416 480 512 528 548 532 500 484
SS-N-8 Sawfly


34 86 162 226 286 292 292
SS-N-17 Snipe






12 12 12
SS-N-18 Stingray [17]






192 384 432
Total Strategic (MRV=1) 287 362 458 556 640 732 810 1,055 1,218 1,241
Total Strategic (MRV=2) [20] 287 362 458 556 688 828 954 1,247 1,458 1,529
Total Warheads 311 401 497 595 727 867 993 1,286 1,497 1,568



SSBN Forces 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

SSB/SSBNs
Golf II 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 6
Golf III 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0

Golf IV 1 0







Golf V 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hotel I/II SSBN 6 6 6 2 2 0



Hotel III 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yankee I SSBN 29 28 24 24 23 21 18 17 15 12
Yankee II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Delta I SSBN 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Delta II 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Delta III 10 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Delta IV




1 2 3 4 6
Typhoon SSBN
1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6
Total SSB/SSBNs 85 87 84 80 80 78 76 76 75 69

SLBM Launchers [1]
Golf II [3] 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 36 18
Golf III [4] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 0

Golf IV [5] 4 0







Golf V [6] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hotel I/II [7] 18 18 18 6 6 0



Hotel III [8] 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Yankee I [9] 464 448 384 384 368 336 288 272 240 192
Yankee II [10] 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Delta I [11] 216 216 216 216 216 216 216 216 216 216
Delta II [12] 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64
Delta III [13] 160 208 224 224 224 224 224 224 224 224
Delta IV [14]




16 32 48 64 96
Typhoon [15]
20 20 20 40 60 60 80 100 120
Total Launchers 990 1,038 990 978 982 980 948 962 963 949

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-5 Sark 57 57 57 45 45 39 39 39 36 18
SS-N-6 Serb [16] 468 448 384 384 368 336 288 272 240 192
SS-N-8 Sawfly 292 292 292 292 292 292 292 286 286 286
SS-N-17 Snipe 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
SS-N-18 Stingray [17] 480 624 672 672 672 672 672 672 672 672
SS-N-20 Sturgeon [18]
200 200 200 400 600 600 800 1,000 1,200
SS-N-23 Skiff [19]




64 128 192 256 384
Total Strategic (MRV=1) 1,270 1,594 1,578 1,566 1,750 1,976 1,992 2,234 2,466 2,746
Total Strategic (MRV=2) [20] 1,558 1,882 1,866 1,854 2,038 2,264 2,280 2,506 2,706 2,938
Total Warheads 1,597 1,921 1,905 1,893 2,077 2,303 2,319 2,545 2,742 2,956



SSBN Forces 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

SSB/SSBNs
Yankee I SSBN 11 6 0






Yankee II 1 0







Delta I SSBN 18 18 9 0





Delta II 4 4 4 4 0




Delta III 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 11 11
Delta IV 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Typhoon SSBN 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 3 3
Total SSB/SSBNs 60 55 40 31 27 26 26 23 21 21

SLBM Launchers [1]
Yankee I [9] 176 96 0






Yankee II [10] 12 0







Delta I [11] 216 216 108 0





Delta II [12] 64 64 64 64 0




Delta III [13] 224 224 224 224 224 208 208 192 176 176
Delta IV [14] 96 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112
Typhoon [15] 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 80 60 60
Total Launchers 908 832 628 520 456 440 440 384 348 348

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-6 Serb [16] 176 96 0






SS-N-8 Sawfly 280 280 172 64 0




SS-N-17 Snipe 12 0







SS-N-18 Stingray [17] 672 672 672 672 672 624 624 576 528 528
SS-N-20 Sturgeon [18] 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 800 600 600
SS-N-23 Skiff [19] 384 448 448 448 448 448 448 448 448 448
Total Strategic (MRV=1) 2,724 2,696 2,492 2,384 2,320 2,272 2,272 1,824 1,576 1,576
Total Strategic (MRV=2) [20] 2,900 2,792 2,492 2,384 2,320 2,272 2,272 1,824 1,576 1,576
Total Warheads 2,900 2,792 2,492 2,384 2,320 2,272 2,272 1,824 1,576 1,576



SSBN Forces 2000 2001 2002

SSB/SSBNs
Delta III 11 7 6
Delta IV 7 7 6
Typhoon SSBN 3 3 2
Total SSB/SSBNs 21 17 14

SLBM Launchers [1]
Delta III [13] 176 112 96
Delta IV [14] 112 112 96
Typhoon [15] 60 60 40
Total Launchers 348 284 232

SLBM Warheads
SS-N-18 Stingray [17] 528 336 288
SS-N-20 Sturgeon [18] 600 600 400
SS-N-23 Skiff [19] 448 448 384
Total Warheads 1,576 1,384 1,072


NOTES

1. The initial operational capability (IOC) dates vary in different U.S. government documents.

2. Carries 3 SS-N-4 SLBMs.

3. Carries 3 SS-N-5 SLBMs. These boats were originally Golf Is with SS-N-4 SLBMs.

4. Carries 6 SS-N-8 SLBMs. This was a one-of-a-kind conversion from Golf I with SS-N-4 SLBMs to carry the SS-N-8 SLBMs for test purposes.

5. Carries 4 SS-N-6 SLBMs. This is a test platform for the SS-N-6.

6. Carries 1 SS-N-20 SLBM. This is a test platform for the SS-N-20.

7. Carries 3 SS-N-5 SLBMs. It is unclear whether the seven Hotel Is (each carrying three SS-N-4) were actually operational. There were originally nine Hotels Is. one was converted to a Hotel III and one sank. They were removed from service in 1960-61 while being converted to HOTEL II so as to carry three SS-N-5. In addition one new Hotel II was built as well.

8. Carries 6 SS-N-8 SLBMs. This boat was originally a Hotel II, and was converted as a test platform for the SS-N-8 SLBM.

9. Carries 16 SS-N-6 SLBMs.

10. Carries 12 SS-N-17 SLBMs.

11. Carries 12 SS-N-8 SLBMs.

12. Carries 16 SS-N-8 SLBMs. The Delta II is a lengthened version of the Delta I submarine.

13. Carries 16 SS-N-18 SLBMs.

14. Carries 16 SS-N-23 SLBMs.

15. Carries 20 SS-N-20 SLBMs.

16. Some missiles have two warheads on multiple reentry vehicle (MRV). The MRV was a precursor to the MIRV, where the warheads could not be independently targetable. Because the area in which the warheads can be targeted is limited many tables count the multiple RVs as one warhead. For purposes of estimating warhead production they should be counted separately.

17. The SS-N-18 Mod 1 carries up to three warheads on multiple independently retargetable reentry vehicles (MIRV); the SS-N-18 Mod 2 carries a single reentry vehicle; the SS-N-18 Mod 3 carries up to seven warheads on MIRV. Counting assumption is three warheads.

18. Carries up to 10 warheads on multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV).

19. Carries up to four warheads on multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV).

20. Assumes the SS-N-6 Mod 3 with two warheads on multiple reentry vehicle (MRV) introduced in 1974 and gradually put on 18 Yankee I submarines.

last revised 11.25.02

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