Providence, Rhode Island: Soviet Sub - Sunk (Gone)Juliett 484, at the Russian Sub Museum, had nuclear cruise missiles and was the star of the otherwise forgotten "K-19: The Widowmaker." Its days as a tourist attraction ended on April 18, 2007, when it sank.
- Half-sunk, slowly rusting.
Soviet Sub: A Russian submarine in Providence, Rhode Island, is on its way to the scrap yard. "It was on eBay for $1.4 million and got no takers." [02/27/2009] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Soviet Sub - Sunk
When most attractions close for good, it happens quietly. Not so for the Juliett 484. The Soviet Sub that starred in "K-19: The Widowmaker," and then went on to become a tourist attraction in Providence Harbor -- until it was sunk by a freak storm in 2007 -- was raised to surface and was being scrapped in the nearby Providence River when it caught fire. Three fire boats were needed to extinguish the smokey flames of the burning sub, only a few hundred feet offshore. Residual oil in the sub's bilges was blamed.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/26/2011]
The organization that owns the Soviet cruise-missile sub museum can't afford the $1 million required to repair damage from its 2007 sinking in a storm. The sub is for sale to anyone interested in renovating it -- otherwise it will be dismantled for scrap![Roadsideamerica.com Team, 12/26/2008]
The sub is scheduled to be raised on 7/15/08. The recent newspaper article on it said that they are still not sure of how much damage was done to it. They will decide after they raise as to make it an artificial reef or if they can salvage it.[Mandy, 07/13/2008]
Our famous Russian sub is still under the water. Not in a good way. It sank during a storm and we have dive teams from around the world vying for the training experience of raising it in spring of 2008.[Joe Deware, 09/13/2007]