However, thanks to a caring patron, Andrei Artyushin, a businessman and a former submariner, the submarine was saved. First, in 2005, she was raised and put up for repair at the dock of the Kanonersky plant. In 2006, it was removed from the dock and delivered to the extension wall to complete the conversion to a museum. The solemn raising of the flag on the submarine took place already in 2007, and in 2010, as I said, the submarine was open to all comers.
1. Entrance to the museum submarine:
2. For descent to the submarine there is a special ladder, located behind the wheelhouse and appeared already during the restoration of the submarine:
I think that I discovered a new sport of the disease of art: photographing gray submarines against a gray sky and gray (or rather, lead) water ... So if the photo quality was not optimal, I’m not guilty :)
3. Submarine C-189: view from the Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment. In the background, the icebreaker "Moscow" on vacation. More to the right, quite far away - another ship-museum - Krasin:
The museum has its own team, almost without exception consisting of former submariners. They help visitors to come down, give them (visitors) teams that are subject to immediate execution, and also conduct tours for them.
When I went downstairs, I was given the first command to purchase a ticket, and then I was sent directly to the aft (torpedo) compartment - to start exploring the museum. As I understood later, I was lucky, because I decided to visit the submarine on a weekday, and I almost did not have to hustle inside the submarine with other sufferers, or stand in line at the pier.
4. So, here it is, compartment number XXUMX, aft-torpedo. He is a shelter-compartment. The flat door (hatch) connecting the 7 and 6 compartments is clearly visible. This door was designed only for a little pressure:
5. 2 533-mm torpedo tubes, for which there was no spare ammunition package, are well distinguishable inside the aft torpedo compartment:
6. Also in the compartment is a hatch for emergency escape from the submarine:
7. Torpedo unit closer:
8. The view from the torpedo compartment towards the compartment №6, electromotive:
9. The submarines of the 613 project were designed with maximum use of information on the latest and most advanced German submarines of the XXI and XXIII series. Thus, for the first time, motor control stations were used. View of the control station (in the nose). Main electric motors with 1350 horsepower. below:
10. One of two auxiliary electric motors with power 50 hp (to ensure economical operation):
11. The control station of the right main motor (GGED). The new stations were much more convenient than the previously used switchboards with knife switches:
Is interesting история Submarine of this project. As I have already said, the technical solutions of the latest German submarines of the last series, including the device for the operation of a diesel engine under water (RDP), were used to the maximum extent in the design. This series of submarines was the most massive in the Soviet Navy. A total of 215 submarines were built, and the 21 submarine of the 613 project was built in China under license.
Initially, artillery weapons were installed on boats of this type: first, one twin 25-mm anti-aircraft gun 2М-8, and then another twin 57-mm universal gun CM-24-ZIF, but in 1956, they were removed from the already built boats - for as weapons self defense they became virtually useless.
12. Go to the compartment №5, diesel. It is separated from the 7 and 6 compartments by a “real” hatch and a “real” bulkhead, capable of withstanding pressures up to 10 kg / sq.cm:
13. In the fifth compartment there are two 37D diesel engines with HP 2000 power. production of the Kolomna plant, and to them two compressors DK-2. Diesel engines were modified copies of Packard diesel engines:
14. View of diesel engines in the direction of the stern:
15. Another piece of diesel. Of course, an indescribable atmosphere reigns in all the compartments of this submarine, both literally and figuratively. The thick smell of diesel and engine oil invigorates:
16. We leave the 5 compartment and go to the 4, which is also residential, it is a galley. It also houses the second group of rechargeable batteries (the total weight of the batteries on this submarine is about 200 tons) and the cabin company company:
Now in the 4 compartment is the entrance to the submarine, a place for tea-drinking of the new crew and a museum shop where I bought a set of postcards about this submarine. Unfortunately, books or at least an album with photos dedicated to this submarine cannot be bought yet.
17. We go in the third compartment - the central post:
18. View towards the nose. Immediately striking pull out devices (antennas and periscopes):
19. The most important submarine equipment is no longer working. But on the submarine there is a second latrine, in the diesel compartment:
20. On the left in the photo there is a calculating-solving device for “programming” torpedoes, on the right is a gyrocompass (a copy of the German "Anschütz"):
22. Here is what you can see in it:
This is the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and part of the embankment of Lieutenant Schmidt.
23. Combat post dive and ascent:
24. Below, under the grating of the deck flooring, there is a hold with the corresponding fittings:
25. Table of flooding - the basis of the struggle for the survivability of submarines:
26. Sly devices:
27. Workplace navigator:
28. Second hatch, residential and battery, compartment:
29. View of the residential compartment, behind it you can see the first torpedo compartment:
30. In the second compartment are located the cabins of the captain, the foreman and the political officer, as well as the radio room and the mess room with berths for officers. Captain's cabin:
31. Here the political officer lived and worked:
32. On the table he has a traditional set of fairy tales for the crew:
33. Cabin-company, if necessary, turned into the operating room:
34. Radio box At the bottom left is an interesting device ML-22. This is a radar and thermal interference projectile from the PC-2 or PC-16 jamming complex. I just didn’t quite understand what this ship has to do with submarines?
35. Decor elements:
36. Radio complex with a samovar:
37. We turn to the first, torpedo compartment. 4 torpedo tubes with 10 torpedoes - 4 charged, 6 in reserve. Sailors also slept here (16, on suspended bunks). In general, the sailors always slept practically in their workplaces:
38. TA view:
39. Torpedoes and false targets:
41. On the left side of the board various gas analyzers are exposed - a variety of gases were constantly emitted on the submarines, many of them are explosive at certain concentrations. The concentration of these gases in the PL atmosphere should be strictly and constantly monitored:
42. Special naval chronometer from the central post:
43. Antenna housekeeping C-189:
44. Finally, I want to thank our guide:
45. That's all, the sky starts to frown, thank you for your attention :)
Finally, some useful information about the museum:
Regional public cultural institution "Museum" Submarine "С-189" (museum owners: Artyushin Andrey Anatolyevich, Artyushina Elena Aleksandrovna and ROO Union Moryakov-Podvodnikov)
St. Petersburg, Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, floating pier of the Leningrad Naval Base
How to get to B&B King`s Residence
The simplest thing is to take the metro to st. "Vasileostrovskaya", then by bus number 1. Since at the time of visiting the museum art. Vasileostrovskaya was closed for repairs, I chose the following route: from Nevsky Prospect I drove to Sq. Labor (bus number XXUMX or number XXUMX, trolley bus number XXUMX), and then walked across the Blagoveshchensky bridge and along Leit embankment. Schmidt.
Phone: + 7 (904) 613 7099
E-mail: [email protected]
Daily from 11: 00 to 19: 00 (ticket to 18: 00), weekends: Monday and Tuesday. In the schedule short-term changes are possible.
How much is: adult ticket: 400 rub. Schoolchildren other pensioners: 200 rub. Students and cadets: 300 rub. Note: professional photography in the museum is prohibited.