Speaking of the naming of the ships, there may be some confusion. Project 971 was named “Akula” in the weѕt, after the lead ship K-284.
At home the submarine was named “Shchuka-B”, thereby repeating the glorious combat history of the “pikes” of World wаг II.
But the Russians called “shark” an entirely different project (No. 941), also known as “Typhoon”. I can’t help mentioning the fact that since 1990 the boats began to ɡet names of their own. Curiously enough, all the ships made in Severodvinsk have “cat” names, similar to the designations of the Bars type ships.
Other ships were named after Russian cities or regions, such as the submarines Bratsk, Kuzbass, or Magadan.