A round black fabric patch with goldish edging. The central image of the patch is the coat of the city of Omsk with a superimposed stylized image of a nuclear submarine.
Over the coat of arms there is the waving flag of Russian Navy (St. Andrew’s flag).
The inscription on the perimeter of the patch reads “Nuclear Submarine Cruiser”.
On the white curly ribbon at the bottom of the patch is the ship’s name – “Omsk”.
At the core of the sleeve patch lies the coat of arms of the city of Omsk. Since the time of the development of Siberia, Omsk was a fortress city, so at the bottom of the emblem there is a red brick fortress wall. At the top of the coat of arms is the vintage emblem of the Infantry Regiment of Tobolsk Province – a golden rifle pyramid with regimental flags and drums.
To see military service on the eponymous submarine is considered a special honor and a honorable merit among the inhabitants of the city of Omsk.
The submarine was imbedded on July 13, 1989 at the Severodvinsk plant.
On April 13, 1993 the submarine was named “Omsk” in connection with the patronage performed by the Omsk city administration.
On May 10, 1993 the submarine joined the Northern Fleet.
On September 14, 1994 she was transferred to the Pacific Fleet.
The nuclear submarine cruiser “Omsk” is on constant alert.
It is not known how much time does the submarine spend in the waters of the Oceans, as it is a state secret. However, according to the tradition since the Soviet times, each time when the ship returns to the base, the crew is treated with a roasted pig, and the wives of the sailors present them a huge cake.
Characteristics of the submarine:
Surface speed: 15 knots;
Submerged speed: 33 knots;
Operating depth: 1,433 feet;
Maximum depth: 2,000 feet;
Number of crew: 107 people;
Maximum length: 513 feet;
Maximum body width: 60 feet;
Propulsion: 2 nuclear reactors with a capacity of 190 MW.
The submarine is armed with six torpedo launchers and anti-ship cruise missiles “Granit”.