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7 April - Memorial Day for the dead submariners


One of the memorable dates of the Naval fleet is considered April 7th. It is then that the Day of the Dead Submariners is celebrated.

It was approved in December 1995 by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. The date of April 7 was chosen because on this day in 1989 the nuclear submarine K-278 "Komsomolets", which was part of the Northern Fleet, sank.

This submarine was adopted by the Soviet Navy in 1983, and by the time of its death had managed to serve quite a bit. For that time, it was the newest warship with excellent characteristics.

On that ill-fated day, April 7, 1989, the submarine finished its combat duty in the Norwegian Sea and was returning home. Suddenly, there was a fire in one of the compartments. The crew of the submarine, which was on the surface for six hours, courageously fought to save the ship and their lives, but due to depressurization, the submarine sank. Of the 69 crew members, only 27 sailors managed to escape, and the Komsomolets submarine sank to the bottom, to a depth of 1680 meters.

This was not the only case of the death of submariners in stories of the Russian Navy. Similar tragic events took place both during the war and in peacetime.

The most famous of these was the disaster on the K-141 Kursk nuclear submarine in August 2000. Then all 118 crew members were killed, and a nationwide mourning was declared in Russia.

You can analyze the reasons for a long time and consider versions of these and other tragic cases in the Russian submarine fleet, but today this is not worth doing. You just need to honor the memory of all the dead Russian submariners. Standing and silent.

Bright memory to all the sailors of the Russian submarine fleet who died in the war and in peacetime.

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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Sling cutter
    Sling cutter April 7 2021 04: 59
    Eternal Memory to all submariners who died soldier
    1. xorek
      xorek April 7 2021 09: 55
      Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten ... The Motherland always awaits and honors you. hi
      The memory of you is eternal submariners ..
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 7 2021 04: 59
    Rest in peace to them! Sincere condolences to colleagues, co-workers, relatives and friends of the submariners who left for their last autonomous area! hi
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U April 7 2021 05: 09
      Quote: Thrifty
      Earth they rest in peace!

      Unfortunately, not all sailors found peace in the land. But the brighter the memory of them!
      1. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 April 7 2021 10: 57
        Unfortunately, not all sailors found peace in the land. But the brighter the memory of them!
        ......... this is for sure and especially when you are left alone at a fateful moment ... like Seryoga Preminin on K-219 ... blessed memory to all of them
    2. 210ox
      210ox April 7 2021 05: 45
      Low bow to you, guys forever gone to the depths.
  3. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. April 7 2021 05: 51
    The most dangerous profession, it is difficult for a landowner to imagine how the hull of a submarine is bursting under the pressure of the water column. To be in the depths of the oceans far from civilization for many months ... you need to have strong nerves and health.
    My respect and respect to all submariners ... and those who died and those who are now at sea. hi
  4. Serg65
    Serg65 April 7 2021 07: 37
    Bright memory to all the sailors of the Russian submarine fleet who died in the war and in peacetime.
    Peace be upon yours!
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 7 2021 07: 40
    Everlasting memory! Rest in Peace! soldier
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 April 7 2021 07: 41
    GLORY and ETERNAL MEMORY to all warriors defenders of our homeland soldier
  7. Alien From
    Alien From April 7 2021 08: 18
    I join all members of the forum! We grieve (((((
  8. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx April 7 2021 09: 42
    Eternal memory to all sailors who gave their lives to fulfill their duty!
  9. xomaNN
    xomaNN April 7 2021 13: 41

    Remember all the dead sailors, foremen, warrant officers and officers of the Navy during the years of underwater service. And remember and help the widows and relatives of those who have gone to the seas forever ...
  10. tank64rus
    tank64rus April 7 2021 15: 24
    Brave people, Eternal Memory!
  11. Flashpoint
    Flashpoint April 7 2021 21: 35
    Everlasting memory! We remember! Thanks!
  12. Arabfun
    Arabfun April 8 2021 01: 16
    First Atomic K-3 Lenin Komsomol. "On September 8, 1967, a fire broke out in the I and II compartments while on alert * in the Norwegian Sea, 39 people died. The explosion of torpedoes, including torpedoes with nuclear warheads, was avoided. The boat returned to base on its own."
    * there is a version that after the end of combat duty on the way home: officers not on watch watched a movie, went to bed, after midnight a fire, did not wake up or could not leave the cabins, carbon monoxide is more dangerous than a flame. The awards were presented posthumously under V.V. Putin
  13. maev
    maev April 9 2021 02: 55

    Everlasting memory !