A rusty retired Soviet attack submarine that had been on display at San Diego’s Maritime Museum since 2005 was towed out of San Diego on Sunday, presumably on its way to be scrapped in Ensenada.
Video shared on social media showed the sub being towed from San Diego.
The tug towing the 300-foot-long sub, which was launched in 1967, was off the coast of Mexico near Rosarito by Sunday afternoon, according to the website MarineTraffic.com. Its destination was shown as Ensenada.
During its active duty years, the Foxtrot-class diesel-electric sub carried 78 crew members and served in the Soviet Pacific Fleet for 20 years.
After being sold to a Canadian consortium following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the sub eventually made its way to San Diego.