The oldest Russian dry dock restored in Kronstadt

The oldest Russian dry dock restored in Kronstadt

In Kronstadt, the dry dock, which was being mothballed, was restored at the marine plant. According to the press service of the enterprise, the dock has already accepted the first vessels for service.


Kronstadt dry dock named after Surgin restored after 25 years of conservation. He is able to accept small vessels and ships with little draft: tugs, boats, diesel submarines, as well as civilian vessels of small displacement. Two fire-fighting and one diving boat from the Leningrad Naval Base were the first to be docked in the dry dock.

In 2018, the dock was taken out of conservation and conducted a survey. During 2019, the shipyard specialists repaired the main communications, butt port, and the bottom of the dock. Repair was carried out at the expense of the plant’s own funds.

- said in a statement.

Note that the Sumgin dock is the oldest active dry dock in Russia. It was built in 1830-1846 during the reign of Emperor Nicholas I even before the construction of the Kronstadt Marine (ship) plant. Until 1919 it was called Nikolayevsky, after it was renamed in honor of Mikhail Andreevich Sumgin (1900-1919) - a worker of the Kronstadt ship factory, who died in the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power on October 19, 1919 near the village of Ust-Ruditsa (Lomonosov district).
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  1. Tests April 28 2020 15: 40 New
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    What can I say - good news! Ship repair workers will be in work, boats and vessels of the fleet will be in good condition.
    1. Machito April 28 2020 15: 53 New
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      Such a dock is a dream for a mosquito fleet.
      1. Alex777 April 28 2020 18: 04 New
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        You can return the name "Nikolaev". Story. hi
        1. Krasnoyarsk April 28 2020 18: 32 New
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          Quote: Alex777
          You can return the name "Nikolaev". Story. hi

          You still can’t play enough with renaming?
  2. Maks1995 April 28 2020 15: 44 New
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    1830 g dock 190 years Yes, an achievement. One can only guess about the degree of its mechanization, automation, labor productivity, and other scientific and technological progress.
    1. KVU-NSVD April 28 2020 15: 49 New
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      Quote: Max1995
      1830 g dock 190 years Yes, an achievement. One can only guess about the degree of its mechanization, automation, labor productivity, and other scientific and technological progress.

      Do you propose to destroy old stuff? The factory restored it at its own expense, which means they saw a commercial sense. The year of construction does not say anything about it, as you put it, "NTRah"
      1. Maks1995 April 28 2020 15: 52 New
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        Not at all. But if they reported levels of mechanization, etc., it would be cooler.
        Maybe they’ll inform.
    2. AU Ivanov. April 28 2020 15: 54 New
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      The dock is a trough. It can be equipped with any equipment. The main thing is that he does not let water pass.
      1. Maks1995 April 28 2020 15: 55 New
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        If so, then why is everyone so worn then with them? Dug a little canal, concreted, and order.
        1. thekhohol April 28 2020 17: 40 New
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          In Kronstadt, you won’t be able to run especially far from the canals.
        2. Rzzz April 28 2020 19: 29 New
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          Quote: Max1995
          Dug a canal, concreted

          Well, in general, yes. All you have to do is find enough space, prepare the foundation to withstand the load from the dock itself, and from a standing vessel. Concreted with dividing into sections by thermal seams, ensure water resistance. To equip the pumping station and crane equipment, the necessary communications (electricity, water, steam, compressed air), to bring roads. So the little things at all.
          1. Maks1995 April 28 2020 22: 55 New
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            Thank. Logistics, however.
    3. Amateur April 28 2020 17: 12 New
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      Note to you. (About quilted jackets)
    4. Astra wild April 28 2020 17: 36 New
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      Probably, it just has the same shell, and I doubt it, but the filling is modern: "they repaired the main communications, the butt port" this implies electronic equipment
    5. Rzzz April 28 2020 19: 17 New
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      And what kind of automation can be on the dock? The bath port was installed, and then one on / off pump switch.
      Bathoport is a stupidly iron pontoon with rubber bands along the contour for compaction. There is also nothing to automate.
  3. Evil 55 April 28 2020 16: 00 New
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    And the containers on the deck, painted in ball color, by chance, not with the "Caliber"?
    1. alone April 28 2020 16: 37 New
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      Well yes!! 2 fire and one diving boat with Caliber? belay
    2. Piramidon April 28 2020 17: 13 New
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      Quote: Evil 55
      And the containers on the deck, painted in ball color, by chance, not with the "Caliber"?

      Yeah, with the Maces laughing
  4. Pavel73 April 28 2020 16: 00 New
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    The Chinese are also in Port Arthur using the former Russian dry dock, in which the cruiser Varyag stood. This dock is already 120 years old.
    1. Brylevsky April 28 2020 16: 07 New
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      The Chinese are also in Port Arthur using the former Russian dry dock, in which the cruiser Varyag stood. This dock is already 120 years old.

      In Vladivostok, the Nikolaev dry dock has been in operation since 1897. There are still docking ships and ships.
  5. alstr April 28 2020 16: 04 New
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    Actually, the oldest dock, for that matter, is the Petrovsky Dock - 1752.
    1. denplot April 28 2020 16: 20 New
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      Yes, but unfortunately it is not valid. Now there is a museum. But not so long ago took large ships, until the 1144s
      1. oldzek April 28 2020 17: 01 New
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        Yes, and our "Sword" in 1975. there (in Petrovsky) was docked. there was ... an anecdote after an anecdote, but we're talking about Surgin's dock. and I was not there.
      2. alstr April 28 2020 17: 14 New
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        So until recently, and this dock was not operational. And if desired, the Petrovsky dock can serve well.
        And the dock itself was closed recently in 2008.
        1. denplot April 28 2020 17: 37 New
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          For me, it’s a mystery why it wasn’t restored to working condition. Why all this fuss with a museum? I don’t think that the restoration needs more funds than the museum, the more they want to make it underwater! Those. to the bottom of the dock lay ships raised from the bottom of the Baltic and lay galleries for the passage of visitors! And fill the dock itself with water. IMHO someone pushed this project, but this venture will not be realized and the dock will be restored as a dock.
  6. Undecim April 28 2020 16: 37 New
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    Until 1919 it was called Nikolaev
    Until 1855, it was called the New Dock of Peter the Great, then Nikolaevsky.
  7. denplot April 28 2020 16: 52 New
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    Generally good news - KMOLZ comes to life!
    1. oldzek April 28 2020 17: 03 New
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      It's time! all the same, the rear base of the Baltic Fleet.
  8. APASUS April 28 2020 17: 39 New
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    Well done artisans, the dock didn’t seem to be taken off conservation, but judging by the photo, they restored
    1. Aag
      Aag April 28 2020 19: 00 New
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      Perhaps it’s worth bowing to those people who saved the building ...
  9. KrolikZanuda April 28 2020 20: 20 New
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    Good news. We’ll hope that the Petrovsky Dock will be allowed to work as well, turning it into a museum is a dubious undertaking.
  10. Chaldon48 April 29 2020 00: 47 New
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    That's good, small vessels also need to be repaired somewhere.