Defense24 experts disagreed with the Russian admiral, explaining that the American submarines Memphis and Toledo were in the same area. Displacement Memphis – 6900 tons, Toledo – of the same class. Also in the area of the sinking of the “Kursk” was the British Splendid with a displacement of 4900 tons. The displacement of the Kursk is 23,900 tons. According to the authors of Defense24, if the Russian submarine collided with the listed Western submarines, they would die.
At the same time, the publication notes that the Norwegian intelligence service, three hours before the receipt of information at the headquarters of the Northern Fleet, already knew about what was happening on the Kursk. Norwegian specialists received information about the second explosion on board the Russian submarine and realized that it was flooded with water.