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Day of the commander of the surface, underwater and airship of the Russian Navy


The ship commander must be competent and qualified. He controls the human team and complex technology, overcoming all difficulties and setting an example for his subordinates. The slightest omission of the commander can lead to catastrophic consequences and even death of people. He has a huge responsibility on his shoulders, so he must be in constant readiness to make decisions, being responsible for them to the command and the crew.

The commanders of surface, submarine and air ships of the Russian Naval Forces celebrate their professional holiday annually on October 8. It was established in 2007 by the Decree of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. At that time, this position was held by Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky. Since then, our country celebrates the Commander's Day for the 14th time.

October 8 was chosen for the holiday, since on this day in 1827 a joint military squadron of Russia, Britain and France won a brilliant victory over the Turkish fleet in the Navarino battle. The Russian ship "Azov" especially distinguished itself in the battle, sinking five Ottoman ships and seriously damaging the Turkish flagship. After the battle, for the first time in stories of the domestic fleet received the Guards award.

The Azov was commanded by the outstanding Russian naval commander Mikhail Lazarev. By the way, the future admirals Nakhimov, Kornilov and Istomin also served on this ship.

It is customary to congratulate the captains of surface ships and submarines, as well as the commanders of aircraft belonging to the Russian Navy on Commander Day. Veterans of the profession also accept congratulations on the holiday. On this day, all servicemen of the Russian Navy congratulate their commanders.

The editorial board of Voennoye Obozreniye also joins them. We congratulate the commanders of surface, submarine and air ships, commanders not only in their positions, but also in vocation. We wish you to carry out your difficult and responsible service with dignity.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Igor Rudenko
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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 8 October 2020 10: 04
    Day of the commander of the surface, underwater and airship of the Russian Navy

    Wow, until now I did not even know about the existence of such a day what .

    But if there is one, why not congratulate?

    Happy Holiday!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 8 October 2020 10: 27
      I join everyone in congratulations!

      Happy Day of the commander of a surface, submarine and air ship of the Russian Navy! love
      The commander is always and in everything responsible for himself and for EVERYONE!
      Good luck, success and prosperity to everyone! yes

    2. Reducer
      Reducer 8 October 2020 11: 06
      Don't stop! Day of the senior assistant ship commander! Day of the watch officer! Day of the commander of the watch post! Day of the pilot! Day of the Assistant Senior Mechanical Engineer! Etc.
      1. Tavrik
        Tavrik 8 October 2020 14: 16
        Since there is a "Commander's Day", there must be a "Subordinate's Day"! laughing
        And the days of ships. By rank: "Day of the first rank ship".
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 8 October 2020 15: 27
        Quote: Reduktor
        Don't stop!

        Once upon a time there were even jokes about the abundance of all kinds of holidays in the USSR.
  2. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 8 October 2020 10: 13
    Happy holiday, Men !!!

    I remember my Commander of the ship (just like that, with a capital letter). In the fire I would go after him without even thinking. The Commander of the ship at sea is the First after God.
    1. st2st
      st2st 8 October 2020 12: 09
      I support you about the ship's commander. Although he served on the "Volna" radar station, Nakhodka - 5. The commander was more than his father, a real Officer, but not a semblance. The personnel follow him into fire and water.
    2. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 8 October 2020 21: 11
      Exactly! Many years ago he worked at the floating bases-floating plants MRH and the ships of the MMF of the USSR. So then (and I suppose now) captains and captain-directors were also called commanders. I worked with many people, but I remembered those for whom I would go into fire and water: Khvan, Burchev, Lushin and Privalov (then he was the oldest captain of the SakhMP).

      And Commanders - Happy Holidays !!!
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 8 October 2020 10: 16
    Happy holiday to all involved! Lump is the backbone of the army!
  4. Eldorado
    Eldorado 8 October 2020 10: 18
    All those involved. Happy holiday!
    And I have a birthday today)
  5. BAI
    BAI 8 October 2020 10: 19
    If you remove the commanders of planes (helicopters), then there is no one to celebrate naval holiday.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 8 October 2020 15: 37
      Quote: BAI
      If you remove the commanders of planes (helicopters), then there is no one to celebrate naval holiday.

      There is no need to remove the commanders of the aircrafts available in the naval aviation.
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 8 October 2020 10: 30
    My congratulations to all the Commanders of the Navy!
    In the navy, like nowhere else, so much is invested in the word “Commander”. "Commander" is not a chief, not a senior in rank, he is practically a father ... I was just like that on my ship. A short, stocky caprice. Kettlebells was also fond of reading, in his free time from service. Stern look. If you screw it up, you will overlay it like that, maybe you will give up the bream, but if you do it right, you will praise it, or even leave it ashore ...
    Strict but fair. I think that I was lucky with the Commander.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 8 October 2020 15: 33
      Quote: Doccor18
      Commander "is not a boss, not a senior in rank, he is practically his own father.

      Ever since the days of the sailing fleet, the captain (commander) of the ship was called "The First After God". Happy holiday, comrades commanders!
  7. Whirlwind
    Whirlwind 8 October 2020 10: 34
    There is a golden rule in navigation, which says - "If the commander in the created conditions doubts whether or not there is a danger to his ship and crew, in his actions he must proceed that such a danger exists."
    I wish all commanders to always make the right decision to save the ship and crew, and to complete the combat mission.
    And as a result, he will rise to the rank of Admiral of the Russian Fleet!
  8. lucul
    lucul 8 October 2020 10: 41
    All a happy holiday.
    The fleet should be.
  9. Orkraider
    Orkraider 8 October 2020 10: 48
    Our congratulations to you, and a happy holiday, commanders!
    May God grant you talent and courage, and a loyal team!
  10. Masha
    Masha 8 October 2020 11: 26
    On and under water
    And in the blue of heaven
    Ship commanders
    The roads have been paved ...

    Air liners,
    Battleships, submarines,
    Good luck i wish you
    On the day of your commanders.

    Let the flags fly proudly
    And the motors are singing the Anthem,
    Waiting for our ships
    Let only peaceful spaces!
    Happy Holidays! love
    1. novel66
      novel66 8 October 2020 11: 33
      "Commander, be quiet, the cap is talking!" (FROM)
  11. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 8 October 2020 11: 28
    Best congratulations! All the best!
  12. novel66
    novel66 8 October 2020 11: 32
    how can you not remember - "our business is right - not to interfere with the left!"
  13. Bez 310
    Bez 310 8 October 2020 11: 50
    Commander of the "airship of the Russian Navy"
    in this holiday rather "by inertia", a little
    not the same category compared to commanders
    NK and PL. Well, and the usual naval anecdote on
    joint formulation of the exercise task.

    Admiral: All free, ship commanders
    Admiral: And here you are, captain with blue shoulder straps,
    why did you stay? I said - only stay
    ship commanders!
    Captain: Captain Ivanov, commander of the Il-38 ship.
    Admiral: Look how ... Aviators are free, nothing
    you listen here as I am my commanders of life
    I will teach, you have your generals for this.
  14. evgen1221
    evgen1221 8 October 2020 12: 39
    I don’t want to offend anyone else, but when will they introduce the holiday-day of the auxiliary at the construction site, the day of the day, the day of the day and the day of the landing in general?
  15. faiver
    faiver 8 October 2020 13: 27
    Happy holiday comrades commanders drinks
  16. north 2
    north 2 8 October 2020 14: 31
    such a day, this is such a case when it would not be right to remain silent and not to name in the comments the positions, titles and names of those commanders whom we remember with admiration and special respect. Of course, everyone in the comments can only name those whose names, titles and positions
    will not divulge military secrets. And in my case, this is Lieutenant Commander Ryabinin in the training
    detachment in Mamonovo, the commander of the cruiser "Sverdlov" captain of the first rank Kalandirets and the senior assistant of the same ship, captain of the second rank Renardi ...