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May 21 - Pacific Fleet Day


May 21 in Russia celebrates Pacific Day fleet... This holiday was established in 1996 by order of the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy "On the introduction of annual holidays and professional days in the specialty."

His history The Pacific Fleet has been leading since 1731 since the creation of the Okhotsk Flotilla, whose task was to protect the Far Eastern territories of the Russian Empire, its sea routes and industries. By decree of the tsarist Senate, the Okhotsk naval port was also established for basing the flotilla, which became the first permanent naval unit of Russia in the Far East.

In 1850, the flotilla was already based in the city of Petropavlovsk (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), and in 1871 it was relocated to Vladivostok. In 1894, the Mediterranean squadron was transferred to the Far East, some of whose ships were included in the 1st Pacific, as well as the Vladivostok squadron.

During the First World War (1914-1918), some of the ships of the flotilla were transferred to other fleets, and the revolution and civil war practically destroyed its remnants. Only in 1922, the revival began and the Vladivostok detachment of special-purpose ships of the Pacific Ocean was created, which became part of the Red Fleet in the Far East (Naval Forces).

In 1926, the Naval Forces were disbanded, and the Vladivostok detachment of ships was included in the border guard. In 1932, the Naval Forces of the Far East were again formed, and in 1935 they were renamed and received their current name - the Pacific Fleet.

During the Great Patriotic War, part of the ships and submarines were transferred to the Northern Fleet, and more than 140 thousand Pacific sailors fought on all fronts of the Second World War. At the final stage of the war, the Pacific Fleet ships took part in hostilities against the ally of Nazi Germany - Japan.

More than 30 thousand sailors and officers of the Pacific Fleet were awarded orders and medals for courage and heroism displayed during the Great Patriotic War, 43 people became Heroes of the Soviet Union. For military merits 19 ships, units and formations of the Pacific Fleet were awarded the honorary title of Guards, 16 were awarded orders, 13 received honorary titles.

After the Second World War, the Pacific Fleet was divided into two - the 5th Navy (the main base is Vladivostok) and the 7th Navy (the main base is Sovetskaya Gavan) and existed in this form until 1953. In 1965, the Pacific Fleet was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

At present, the Pacific Fleet is an operational-strategic formation that is part of the Russian Navy. He provides protection for Russia in the Asia-Pacific region. The fleet, in addition to surface ships and submarines, includes naval aviation, infantry, armored and anti-aircraft units, auxiliary units serving to protect the Russian borders.

Voennoye Obozreniye congratulates all active sailors, as well as veterans of the Pacific Fleet, on the holiday!
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 21 May 2021 04: 48
    Congratulations to the sailors of the Pacific Fleet!
    1. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 21 May 2021 11: 35
      Happy Pacific Warmongers! We walked alone by seas, straits ...
      And Dad and his brother served at the Pacific Fleet.
      Kamchatka, Kolyma, Kuriles, Sakhalin, Primorye, Peter, Magadan, De-Kastri, Vanino, Sovgavan, Kholmsk, Nevelsk, Korsakov, Yuzhny, Nakhodka, Vladivostok are well-known places.

      PS For some reason, the input of comments does not work ...
      1. shkiper83
        shkiper83 21 May 2021 17: 03
        De castri. It's a terribly cold place.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 21 May 2021 19: 34
          Quote: shkiper83
          De castri. It's a terribly cold place.

          In the Far East, everything is harsh. Even in Vladivostok and Nakhodka. But there are wonderful people, mostly people.
          1. shkiper83
            shkiper83 23 May 2021 04: 56
            Finding my hometown compared to De Kastri is Sochi. And in De Kastri in winter, minus 32 and a constant wind. I somehow took off my glove to press the button, after 30-40 seconds frostbite of my finger and hellish pain. And they are the same people everywhere, there are enough of all.
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 23 May 2021 12: 42
              Quote: shkiper83
              Finding my hometown compared to De Kastri is Sochi.

              Totally agree with you! A couple of times I was in Nakhodka under repairs in the 80s. In the summer, we had a great swim in the Musatov Bay. Then it was a wild, but also crowded beach. We went to the cape on the right to dive with ... KIPs: the "fifth" then became generous before being written off. Once he almost drowned in it, when the refueling was over, but he could not throw it off (the knot was tightened), he barely floated out during the ebb current. It was very cool to hide from the company in the tall grass: four steps away from the path, you fall - and you are not visible. Yes, Nakhodka, of course, is not De-Kastri, in summer in the sun - like Sochi. But when the fog comes from the sea, it immediately becomes cold, chilly and boring ... I see, now you have much more fun there than 40 years ago. smile
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 May 2021 04: 52
    "And if you are very lucky,
    The road will lead you
    To the Pacific Ocean Fleet " hi Congratulations to all Tikhohaken sailors on the holiday! It doesn't matter if you served in the reserve, or you are now on duty, the main thing is that you are Tikhoakensians at heart! !! drinks
  3. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 21 May 2021 05: 49
    The Russian Far East is a richest region ... and our navies there are guarding our wealth ... I hope they can knock out the teeth of war hawks from the United States and Japan like Albright and McCain.
    I wish all the sailors good luck and success. hi
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 May 2021 05: 53
    Red Banner Pacific Fleet with its sailors and officers, veterans and families, Happy Holidays! soldier
    We'll drink it all away, but we won't disgrace the Fleet! drinks
  5. Serg65
    Serg65 21 May 2021 07: 08
    Happy Pacific Brothers !!!
    For those who are at sea !!! drinks
  6. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 21 May 2021 07: 14
    I join in the congratulations! good
    Although I am a "boot", our family from Siberia is associated with the Pacific Fleet.
    I would like to congratulate the unification of troops and forces in the north-east of Russia (Kamchatka military flotilla), as part of the Red Banner Pacific Fleet!

    December 14 is considered the day of the formation of the united command of troops and forces in the North-East of Russia (Kamchatka military flotilla). In 1849, on this day (December 2, old style), according to the decree of Emperor Nicholas I, the Okhotsk military flotilla was transferred to the Peter and Paul military port in Kamchatka.

    During the war and post-war years, 51 servicemen were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia.
  7. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 21 May 2021 07: 44
    When you forget sorrow and grief at the festive table, do not forget the law of the sea, that the first toast is for those in the sea.
  8. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 21 May 2021 07: 59
    Happy Holidays, Pacific Ocean! Pacific Fleet forever entered the history of my family! BDK * Rogov * and * Nikolaev *, on which the only sailor in our family served!
  9. Sayan
    Sayan 21 May 2021 08: 19
    Today I’ll put a bubble on Tolyan’s neighbor, a Pacific submariner!
  10. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 May 2021 09: 41
    Happy Holidays!
  11. Alien From
    Alien From 21 May 2021 10: 15
    All those involved with the holiday! Calm sea and peaceful sky!) drinks
    1. Essex62
      Essex62 21 May 2021 10: 25
      Red Banner Pacific Fleet Hurray !!!
    SERGE ANT 21 May 2021 10: 26
    Happy Pacific people!
    1. SERGE ANT
      SERGE ANT 21 May 2021 10: 27
      Pacific Fleet
      The holiday is celebrating
      All who serve and served
      Congratulations today!
  13. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 21 May 2021 11: 46
    Quote: SERGE ANT
    Pacific Fleet
    The holiday is celebrating
    All who serve and served
    Congratulations today!

    In the video, at 2:30 minutes before the "ducks", Lake Kultuchnoye against the background of Avachinskaya Bay, Vilyuchinsky volcano and a pond against the background of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Oil Depot.
  14. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 21 May 2021 12: 04
    KTOF from KChF! Those who served to celebrate, those who were on duty, wait for the shift! Good luck and strong rear!
  15. alystan
    alystan 21 May 2021 14: 53
    Happy holiday, comrades sailors!
    Russky Island (study), Kamchatka (5th LRO).
    All the best!
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