The Oscar II-class Kursk was a Russian submarine at sea on maneuvers off Severomorsk on the 12th of August, 2000. Rumors are that the boat was testing a developmental torpedo when hell came to a very small place. The pictures below show what was brought up from the ocean floor by a Dutch consortium in 2001. Somewhere in that mess was a nuclear reactor, at least until it was extracted and towed away to the Kola Peninsula, alongside 50 other reactor compartments, floating pierside, waiting some idea of how to dispose of them.
The bow itself – or what was left of it after a chain reaction of torpedo warheads in the forward compartments – was sawed off using a tungsten-carbon cable prior to raising the boat.
The dead were buried in Russia, three of them so badly burned as to be known but to God.