|"Severodvinsk" departs Severodvinsk, September 11, 2014 (Photo courtesy of radikal.ru)|
There were a few hints the submarine was preparing to depart the White Sea:
- On September 3, SevMash shipyard reported that the submarine would be heading to its permanent home port of Guba Zapadnaya Litsa this fall.
- On September 10, the Severodvinsk mayor's office reported that the submarine had received two stationary bike trainers and TV monitor from the city. Since it wasn't a holiday, and it wasn't an anniversary of anything related to the submarine, it had to be farewell gifts as the submarine was preparing to the leave the city for many years.