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Submariner's Day

March 19, Russia marks the Day of the submariner. This is a celebration of one of the most difficult and respected military professions. Twenty years ago, July 15, 1996, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy fleet Fleet Admiral Felix Nikolayevich Gromov signed order No. 253, in accordance with which a professional holiday was established - Day of the Submariner. March 19 was chosen as the date of the holiday - on that day in 1906, the Emperor of the Russian Empire Nicholas II introduced a new class of warships - submarines - into the navy. Thus, March 19, 2016 marks the 110th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet. For more than a century history submarine fleet has become one of the most important components of the naval forces of the country. Today, submariners are the elite of the Russian Navy. Hardly then, more than a hundred years ago, one of the leaders of the country and even the navy could have imagined what level of development the submarine fleet would achieve in the 20th century.

Submariner's Day

Russia has become one of the first countries in the world to acquire its own submarine fleet. Although officially the submarine fleet in the Russian Empire was created in 1906, in fact, the development of domestic inventors in the field of submarine shipbuilding began much earlier. History has preserved the name of the master Efim Prokofievich Nikonov, still in 1718, addressed to Peter I with a petition, in which he proposed to build a "hidden vessel". The experimental specimen of the “hidden vessel” was even managed to be built, but during testing the boat received a hole. During the repair of the vessel, Peter I died, Nikonov was demoted to simple shipyard workers, so the idea was never completed. In 1834, under the leadership of Adjutant-General Karl Andreevich Schilder (1785-1854), the world's first metal submarine was built. It was the first ever submarine built entirely of iron and armed with a pole mine with a powder charge in 16 kg. However, this project was also stopped due to the government’s refusal to finance it.

Only in the second half of the 70-ies of the XIX century. The Russian military leadership more or less seriously reacted to the projects for the creation of submarine vessels. In 1878, Stepan Karlovich Dzhevetsky (1843-1938), a Russian inventor of Polish origin, presented his submarine. The first model of Drzewiecki was single, and the second model, presented in 1879, included a crew of four and was set in motion by the strength of the sailors' legs - they rotated the propeller with the help of pedals. After that, the state order was given for the construction of fifty similar submarines. They were distributed among the fortresses, but had no real use of the boat. In 1885, Drzewiecki built the world's first electric motorized submarine.

However, the real “author” of the Russian submarine fleet can certainly be called Ivan Grigorievich Bubnov (1872-1919) - a Russian naval engineer, designer of experimental submarine models, which could already be suitable for combat missions. Under the leadership of Bubnov, Lieutenant M.N. Beklemishev and mechanical engineer I.S. Goryunova was designed and built at the Baltic plant submarine "Dolphin" range 240 miles and speed 10 nodes. She favorably distinguished from the best examples of foreign submarine shipbuilding. The naval department agreed with this and made a decision to order 10 submarines of the “Dolphin” type. But soon the Russian-Japanese war began, which is why the construction of submarines had to be carried out at an accelerated pace. By the beginning of hostilities in the Far East, in the Pacific, there were already thirteen submarines based, but they practically did not participate in hostilities. In 1903, Mr. Ivan Bubnov was appointed head of the shipbuilding drawing of the Marine Technical Committee, remaining in this position until 1908. Mr. Bubnov was in charge of developing the projects of the submarines Kasatka, Minoga, Shark, Bars and Morzh types ( "Seal").

27 March 1906. The diving training squadron was established at the port of Emperor Alexander III in Libava. His tasks included, first and foremost, the training of submarine commanders, junior specialists and privates. Only in the first two years of its existence, from 1907 to 1909, the Libava training unit trained the 103 officer and 525 specialists. All built submarines also arrived here. It was in Libau that they were manned with crews, after which they were distributed to the Baltic and Black Sea fleets. As for the actual submarines, the most successful projects were "Walrus" and "Bars". The boats of the type “Walrus” had a displacement: surface - 630 t., Scuba - 758 t., And engine 1200 hp. allowed to develop speed to 11 knots. Bars-type submarines were even more powerful. They had power 3000 hp, speed 11,5 knots., Cruising range - 2500 miles. During scuba diving, two electric motors with a power of 600 hp were used. The boat "Bars" was armed with four tubular torpedo tubes (two were installed on the bow and stern), eight Torzhetskogo torpedo tubes, two artillery pieces and one machine gun. The crew of the submarine "Bars" totaled 33 people.

By the time World War I began, the Russian Empire had a submarine fleet in 58 boats, of which 24 boats were of the Leopard type. The main submarine forces of the Russian imperial fleet were concentrated on the Baltic Sea. A training detachment of scuba diving and a submarine brigade based on two submarine divisions were based here. Despite the short period of existence, already during the First World War, the Russian submarine fleet proved to be very worthy. Only in 1915 were Russian submariners seized and sank 16 of German transport ships with valuable cargo on board. In 1915-1916 The Baltic Fleet's submarine brigade also received 7 Bars-type boats and AG-type 5 boats acquired from the United States of America. The UK sent to strengthen the Russian fleet in the Baltic Sea 10 submarines of types E and C (two of them, however, were killed during the journey). After increasing the number of ships, the Baltic Fleet submarine brigade was reorganized into a submarine division. By 1917, the submarine division consisted of seven divisions, each of which had 4-5 submarines, and that was without British submarines. The first three divisions of the submarine division were fully equipped with Bars-type boats, another division - with AG boats, and the other three divisions had a mixed composition. In addition, the division included the floating base "Tosna". During the war, Russia lost 24 submarines, but only 4 of them belonged to the type "Bars". The rest of the Barça continued their service in the Soviet Navy, the last of the boats of this type was dismantled in the 1937 year - thirty years after the creation of the submarine fleet in Russia.

The events of the first months of the revolution became tragic for the Russian submarine fleet, as well as for the country's armed forces as a whole. However, the Soviet government quickly realized the need to preserve the country's naval power, including the submarine fleet. It was the Soviet period of national history that became decisive in the development of the country's submarine construction and the transformation of the submarine fleet into one of the foundations of the Navy. At first, the Soviet navy used inherited from the imperial fleet and renamed old submarines. However, already in the middle of 1920's. The construction of Soviet submarines began. In fact, the Soviet submarine fleet began with six Decembrist-class submarines, whose construction was included in the first military shipbuilding program for the 1926 / 27-1931 / 32. The “Dekabrist” submarines were armed with eight torpedo tubes (six bow and two fodder) caliber 533 mm, one 100-mm and one 45-mm guns. A crew of 53 people served on the boat.

Almost immediately after the revolution and the creation of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Fleet (RKKF), the system of training the personnel of the Soviet submarine fleet was streamlined. It is noteworthy that the continuity with the pre-revolutionary submarine fleet practically did not break. So, back in the years of the First World War, the Scuba diving training detachment was transferred from Libava to Petrograd and Revel. The teachers and students of the detachment met the revolution in Petrograd. By this time, commanders, teachers and 56 students served in the detachment. Already on 22 in March 1919, the recruitment of 125 cadets from the squad that began training for the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Fleet was announced. In 1925, the Scuba Diving School was transferred to the New Sea barracks. By the beginning of World War II, at least 14 of thousands of officers, foremen and vigilantes of diving were trained in the detachment. In service with the RKKF 1941 was 212 submarines. The outbreak of war was the main test of the Soviet submarine fleet "for strength." A huge amount of literature has been written about the heroism of Soviet submariners. Twenty-three submarines were awarded orders of the Red Banner, twelve became Guards, four submarines of the Northern Fleet became Guards and Red Banner. Twenty sailors of the Soviet submarine fleet for their deeds during the Great Patriotic War received high titles of Heroes of the Soviet Union, thousands of submariners were awarded orders and medals.

Victory in the Great Patriotic War marked the beginning of a new, post-war era in the history of the Soviet submarine fleet. Considering that almost immediately after the war, there was a sharp deterioration in relations between the Soviet Union, on the one hand, the United States, Great Britain and other Western countries, on the other hand, the need for further arms build-up and strengthening of the country's naval power increased. The construction of nuclear submarines, which received nuclear missile weapon. Accordingly, the demand of the submarine fleet for a large number of well-trained officers - highly qualified specialists has grown. To improve the training system for officer personnel of the submarine fleet, it was decided to create a new military training institution for the submarine fleet based on the 1-th Baltic Higher Naval School, which trained watch officers for the fleet. In 1954, the 1-e Baltic Higher Naval School was transformed into the 1-e Higher Naval School of Scuba Diving. After assignment of the Lenin Komsomol School in 1958, it was officially called the “Higher Naval Scuba Diving School named after the Lenin Komsomol”. Under this name, the school existed until 1998, when, as part of the reform of the military education system, it was merged with the Higher Naval School named after MV Frunze and became part of the St. Petersburg Naval Institute. In addition, in Sevastopol in 1951, the 3-i Higher Naval Engineering School was created, in 1954-1960. called the Higher Naval School of Engineering Scuba Diving. It carried out training of engineering personnel for the ocean nuclear fleet, including for submarines.

The development of nuclear energy and the improvement of nuclear missiles has turned the submarine fleet not just into one of the important components of the country's naval forces, but into a part of the country's nuclear shield that is of strategic importance for ensuring the defense capability of the state. The times of the first post-Soviet decade, difficult for the army and the navy, when officers were reduced in the fleet, and the sailors who continued to serve literally accomplished the honor, were replaced with the beginning of the new millennium during the gradual rise of the military sphere, including the navy.

Today, only a large and highly developed military-technical country can afford to have a truly effective submarine fleet. Currently, the Russian Navy is armed with multi-purpose nuclear submarines, diesel-electric submarines, strategic missile submarines. The submarine fleet again becomes the pride of the Russian state. Needless to say that the prestige of service on submarines is growing today. The submariner service requires excellent health and fitness, good education and the highest professional qualifications. On the Borey-type missile submarines of 107, the crew of the 55 crew is a man. This is quite understandable, since it is up to the top-class specialists to cope with the most complex technical systems installed on the submarines of the last generation. On the Day of the submariner, it remains to wish all admirals, officers, warrant officers, foremen and sailors of the submarine fleet - both current and veterans - peaceful depths, quiet service and good health.
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  1. The black
    The black 19 March 2016 05: 51
    WITH A HOLIDAY FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS !!!!! drinks Let the number of dives equal the number of ascent laughing
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    2. Tatyana
      Tatyana 19 March 2016 07: 39
      110 years of the Russian submarine fleet.
      Today, submariners are the elite of the Russian Navy.
      I can’t even believe how fast time runs!

      With a professional holiday for you - Warriors of the deep sea and ocean!
      Happiness, health and good luck to you in everything! love
      1. hrych
        hrych 19 March 2016 09: 18
        In principle, only thanks to the submarines, we were able to withstand the arms race, and now we are just winning when ICBMs were of limited importance and we had to wade into the Atlantic at a shot range to Washington, etc. Now this is not required and the submarine missile carriers leave under the endless ice of the Arctic because the range missiles quite allows, and now the "Calibers" have turned tactical diesels into strategic carriers capable of destroying cities and enemy bases several thousand kilometers away, and our wonderful SSGNs no longer need to dangerously sneak up on the AUG, and their specialization is beginning to change and can easily burn stationary objects such as a city, and then there are successes with hypersonic ... Just fantastic carriers of weapons, not only that they themselves are secretive and even with "long arms."
        1. Altona
          Altona 19 March 2016 10: 59
          Quote: hrych
          and now the "Calibers" have also turned tactical diesels into strategic carriers capable of destroying cities and enemy bases several thousand kilometers away, and our wonderful SSGNs no longer need to sneak up on the AUG dangerously, and their specialization is beginning to change and can easily burn stationary objects. like a city, and then there are successes with hypersound ...

          Cities do not need to be demolished, it is enough to demolish key infrastructure and command. The rest will immediately become vegetables and sheep, blind, cowardly and deaf. As roughly happened in Syria, when the headquarters and KP IG-DAISH were destroyed.

          Okay, this is all the lyrics, and the mighty Russian submarine fleet with a holiday and good trips! drinks
      2. sever.56
        sever.56 19 March 2016 11: 30

        Happy holiday, brothers !!! drinks drinks drinks
        1. Inok10
          Inok10 19 March 2016 13: 18
          ... everyone involved with the holiday! ... drinks
        2. Alena Frolovna
          Alena Frolovna 20 March 2016 00: 30

          Not for glory, not for orders

          Into the blackness of unknown depths

          Went in secret ways

          Crews of Russian submarines.

          They left, as always, for a long time,

          Leaving miles aft.

          They were led by order and a sense of duty

          In hot summers, snowy winters.

          North Atlantic open spaces

          We walked across and along

          Enemies were waiting for their patrols,

          Thunder victories and defeats pain.

          "Orions" swarmed in swarms,

          Everyone was tremendously difficult to hike.

          But we were there! We were all the same!

          And they will go again, melted in the ocean,

          Not afraid of either icebergs or ice floes,

          Performing the task of the Motherland,

          Crews of Russian submarines.

          Victor Golubtsov

          It was in recent times, the times of the USSR. In one of the temples, the granny saw the sailors in full dress. They asked where the icon of Nikolushka the Wonderworker was, and then everyone put together candles and knelt as they kiss the banner when taking the Oath. Then together came out of the temple and our grandmother followed them. You rarely see such things: in full dress, and even not one sailor, but many. And she found out why such an honor was given to St. Nicholas.

          The submarine was supposed to embark on combat duty very far from their native shores. Three days passed, when suddenly something incredible begins: the engine fails and something is broken in the system, without which the submarine cannot keep afloat. I must say that the captain of the submarine in the cabin during the campaign always had an old (family) icon of Nicholas the Wonderworker. Everyone knew about it, even the special police officer, but no one ever even said a word anywhere.

          The captain puts on a dress uniform, orders to raise a submarine and to all to rise upward in a dress uniform. Together with the icon, he goes to the team and says that salvation now depends only on themselves, i.e. from their prayer.

          They put an icon, everyone kneels down and starts to pray, as anyone can, regardless of nationality. And Nikolushka helped them. They were able to start the engine and return to the home port, where representatives of the State Commission were waiting for them. A thorough examination surprised and puzzled everyone - how this submarine even reached its native shores. It had to stand upright with such problems, and it was on the verge of an explosion.

          So the whole team of the submarine came to the temple to thank the ambulance in everything, Nicholas the Wonderworker.
      3. Duke
        Duke 20 March 2016 06: 34
        Happy holiday to all submariners!
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 March 2016 05: 52
    Our Submarine Fleet - Glory! Happy holiday for submariners! A low bow to veterans!
  3. Good cat
    Good cat 19 March 2016 05: 57
    On the occasion of everyone not involved, too, a very respected profession!
  4. Knowing
    Knowing 19 March 2016 06: 06
    Happy Holiday! MEN. Happy Holiday!
  5. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 19 March 2016 06: 15
    Congratulations to all submariners, those who are here with us, and those who are no longer bow deeply and the kingdom of heaven! We remember everyone.
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  6. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 19 March 2016 06: 35
    Happy holiday, friends! Let always
    accompanying you MILITARY LUCK !!!
    1. OlegV
      OlegV 19 March 2016 09: 55
      Happy Holiday Heroes of the Submarine Fleet.
      Health to you and your loved ones.

  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 19 March 2016 06: 36
    1. KakoVedi
      KakoVedi 19 March 2016 10: 17
      Personally, I am an atheist! I somehow did not notice my old man at the prayers in front of the depth gauge ...
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 19 March 2016 10: 36
        Come on, anyway, the first after God!
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 19 March 2016 12: 19
          Do not argue, brothers! drinks
          Better a great song about sailors sing!
          All Russians with a holiday worthy of great respect!

          1. Masya masya
            Masya masya 19 March 2016 13: 04
            Raid evening
            Music: V. Soloviev-Sedoy
            Words: A. Churkin (1942)

            Sing, friends
            'Cause tomorrow is camping
            Let's go into the predawn fog.
            Singing more fun
            Let us sing
            The gray-haired combat captain.

            Goodbye beloved city
            We are leaving tomorrow at sea.
            And in the early days
            Flickers aft
            The familiar shawl is blue.

            And the evening is again
            Good one
            What not to sing songs
            We are not allowed.
            Friendship is great
            About maritime service
            Tighten friends, friends.

            Goodbye beloved city
            We are leaving tomorrow at sea.
            And in the early days
            Flickers aft
            The familiar shawl is blue.
            Goodbye beloved city
            We are leaving tomorrow at sea.
            And in the early days
            Flickers aft
            The familiar shawl is blue.

            On a large raid
            There was silence
            And the sea was shrouded in fog.
            And the shore is dear
            Kisses the wave
            And quietly brings the button accordion.

            Goodbye beloved city
            We are leaving tomorrow at sea.
            And in the early days
            Flickers aft
            The familiar shawl is blue.
            Goodbye beloved city
            We are leaving tomorrow at sea.
            And in the early days
            Flickers aft
            The familiar shawl is blue.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 19 March 2016 16: 12
              Masya masya
              Raid evening

              Well, then we’ll have a drink and again we’ll sing again!
              Happy Holidays! drinks

              1. Masya masya
                Masya masya 19 March 2016 18: 10
                Beauty walks -
                On the northern stormy water.
                Guards the country
                Dives into the depths
                The enemy is on guard everywhere.

                Meet the enemy!
                Stop the enemy!
                Well, if you get caught,
                Which bites -
                Get a torpedo from us!

                Soviet submariner -
                Diligent Hunter:
                Long near enemy rocks
                He walks on the sea
                Doesn’t come home
                Until he finds what he was looking for.

                Beautiful and proud
                Bays, fjords,
                Where the enemies are ships.
                They didn’t wait for us there,
                They didn’t call us there
                And we stopped by for a minute.

                Courageously and deftly
                Cheat is fighting
                Mistress of the sea depth.
                No wonder in high esteem
                In the Northern Fleet
                Submariners of our country!
        2. KakoVedi
          KakoVedi 19 March 2016 13: 41
          This is which side to look at!
      2. Sea Wolf
        Sea Wolf 19 March 2016 22: 37
        But all the sailors believe. You just need to get in the way death takes you by the throat. And that’s all. You probably didn’t have this. I have two times. Thank God for everything.
  8. 677
    677 19 March 2016 06: 39
    Submarine-WITH HOLIDAY! So that the number of dives is equal to the number of ascent!
  9. andr327
    andr327 19 March 2016 06: 40
    Happy holiday dear fellow submariners and their wives, mothers, children !!! Health and happiness to all of you!
  10. Bacha
    Bacha 19 March 2016 06: 47
    Everyone who went under water, on a holiday, brothers?
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  14. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 19 March 2016 07: 13
    Submariner. In this word
    Hope, the pride of the whole country!
    Cause you're ready for everything
    You are faithful to your homeland.

    Today I wish you happiness
    Eternal luck in deeds
    So that God takes away bad weather from you
    And in the land, and in the seas!
  15. kote119
    kote119 19 March 2016 07: 25
    All submariners, designers, shipbuilders with a holiday! drinks
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 19 March 2016 08: 20
      Quote: kote119
      All submariners, designers, shipbuilders with a holiday! drinks

      And I congratulate all fellow submariners from Novomoskovsk. Countrymen! Successful launches ... And do not throw boots on the remote control.
  16. thinker
    thinker 19 March 2016 08: 02
    Sailors URA submariners! HOORAY! HOORAY! Happy holiday !!! drinks
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 March 2016 08: 04
    To the above, there is nothing to add. If only modest - comrades submariners on a holiday!
  18. Million
    Million 19 March 2016 08: 28
    Happy Holidays!
  19. Roust
    Roust 19 March 2016 08: 42
    Happy Holidays, Brothers! For those who are in a solid case !!! Let the number of dives equal the number of ascents! For the crew of the submarine "Kursk" and "Leninsky Komsomolets"! Eternal Memory and Glory to them! ...
  20. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 19 March 2016 08: 48
    For you guys! Truly, so that the number of dives is ALWAYS equal to the number of ascent!
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 19 March 2016 12: 05
      Happy Holidays! Congratulations to all the Heroes-Submariners-Sailors-Severomorsk, as well as the Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea !!! Infinite good luck to you!
      Do not drink a lot, a little too, I will join, after work! :) drinks
  21. sub307
    sub307 19 March 2016 08: 52
    I join in the congratulations!
  22. Ramzes33
    Ramzes33 19 March 2016 08: 54
    Happy Holidays!
  23. Signaller
    Signaller 19 March 2016 08: 55
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I sincerely wish you all HEALTH and GOOD LUCK ..
  24. avt
    avt 19 March 2016 08: 56
    Let the number of dives always equal the number of ascent and may strength come with a solid hull!
  25. MARK
    MARK 19 March 2016 08: 57
    Always considered the submarine fleet of our country as the main defense! Like insurance, in case they climb, then it will always be revenge to someone (the last salvo .. God forbid, of course!) Well, for the submariners! drinks
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 19 March 2016 09: 02
      Quote: MARK
      Always considered the submarine fleet of our country as the main defense! Like insurance, in case they climb, then it will always be revenge to someone (the last salvo .. God forbid, of course!) Well, for the submariners! drinks

      I join, Meehan. drinks
    2. KakoVedi
      KakoVedi 19 March 2016 10: 15
      - What will we insure against? Accident, fire there, or flood ...
      - From theft!
      - Nah! We do not insure against theft!
      "Watch out for the car"
  26. gelezo47
    gelezo47 19 March 2016 09: 05
    Happy holiday to our valiant submariners sailors !!!!
  27. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 19 March 2016 09: 06
    All involved in the melt - happy anniversary!
    Health, happiness, colors,
    fried piglets (!),
    great love of relatives
    respect of compatriots
    admiration for opponents
    affable depths
    and the warmth of the home base.
  28. Signaller
    Signaller 19 March 2016 09: 07
    So few memories. I was in the hospital, they brought me with a man's heart. Well, a disabled person is a "metro builder". During the construction of Dubrovskaya, quicksand crippled. This and that. There was nothing to do ... (hospital) But it turns out that he still went to the nuclear submarine "Leninsky Komsomolets". Warrant officer ..... Well, in short, man is history. Respect for these people is over the roof. People are monuments. Congratulations again
  29. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 19 March 2016 09: 29
    Congratulations to the bravest of the sailors. Happy Holiday sailors submariners !!!!!
  30. Signaller
    Signaller 19 March 2016 09: 37
    In One of those recollections (This is a test in a barrocamera upon admission to the service). I thought-- so come, go. It turns out everything is strictly. All that stuff is purged ... The body sometimes does not allow it. Well, I’m a sub-sub, and he’s a sub-sub.
  31. archi.sailor
    archi.sailor 19 March 2016 09: 44
    I congratulate all those involved on the holiday !!! Especially 11 div. PL KSF.
    1. KakoVedi
      KakoVedi 19 March 2016 10: 12
      And what is there in particular ?! We consider the remaining Person to be an appendage ?! Congratulations!
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 19 March 2016 14: 38
        Quote: KakoVedi
        And what is there in particular?

        Probably the same as in the 10th at the Pacific Fleet;)
  32. Borz
    Borz 19 March 2016 09: 55
    Submariners happy holiday!
  33. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 19 March 2016 10: 02
    Happy Holiday! Neighbor should be congratulated, submariner. So, Ryazan is not only paratroopers. We have a young park of Marine Glory. The cabin of a submarine, a torpedo, mines, anchors. True, the park was laid in honor of the 900th anniversary of Ryazan
    1. KakoVedi
      KakoVedi 19 March 2016 10: 11
      So one of the BDRs is named "Ryazan" ... A very sea city!
  34. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 19 March 2016 10: 23
    Happy Sailors-Submariners !!! Congratulations to the whole family!
    We wish you good health, well-being in the family!
    NORTHERN FLEET, BALTIC FLEET ----- served friends, people close to us.
  35. ruskih
    ruskih 19 March 2016 10: 28
    Congratulations on the holiday! I especially want to congratulate the Podvodnikov-Severomortsev. Good luck to you always and in everything.

  36. Warrior Hamilton
    Warrior Hamilton 19 March 2016 10: 30
    The best years in life! To everyone who tasted sea vodka to taste - health and good luck! Happy Holiday! drinks
  37. sir_obs
    sir_obs 19 March 2016 10: 31
    So that the number of dives is equal to the number of ascent!
  38. rudolff
    rudolff 19 March 2016 10: 41
    Happy holiday, men! Separately, 24 DIPL KSF and graduates of VVMUPP Lenkoma.
  39. plut-k
    plut-k 19 March 2016 10: 42
    All submariners on a holiday! And the first toast- For those who are at sea!
  40. 955535
    955535 19 March 2016 10: 48
    In general, the submariner is not a profession. And, contrary to popular belief, not even fate and religion. Submariner is a diagnosis. A healthy person will not, blazing eyes, study for five years, then to dive under water in a samovar pipe, annoying the enemy from there in sophisticated ways.

    A special mental warehouse is needed here. Well, or its complete absence.

    Submariners in abnormal conditions perform actions that an ordinary person can hardly imagine. They cleverly manage clever mechanisms and monstrously destructive weapons. With one button they tame the atom, with the other two - they rule the thousand-ton colossus at the heading and depth. And the third blow overboard the contents of the latrine overboard, giving this considerable pleasure to the inhabitants of the dark depths.

    All this is done routinely, as a matter of course. No sense of elite exclusivity: businesslike and with a fine cut, not yet touched by the mold of reasonable caution.

    When shy young ladies ask: “Isn't that scary?” - the underwater sailor shrugs in bewilderment. “No,” he says, “ordinary work.”

    And pensively spills.

    And then he jumps into his beloved hidden vessel, kicks off the pier, and dissolves in the gloomy wave, finally gurgling ballast tanks.

    Happy holiday to you, underwater brothers! Especially those on whose emblem bottlenose dolphin still flaunts - who to this day plow open spaces and break open ice with a ridge. Who goes to the MKUM, untwists gyroscopes, and shoots explosive objects over the horizon, causing longing for the antisubmarine forces of a potential enemy.

    All those who, mercilessly speaking foul language, are hoisted by the storms of St. Andrew’s flag on the wreckage of our dismal skepticism.
    1. a housewife
      a housewife 19 March 2016 12: 38
      Now I’ll call godfather, congratulate you, and read your comment, because I myself will not say that. He served in the Northern Fleet, retired as a warrant officer, he will understand and be glad. All a Happy Holiday!
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  41. engineer
    engineer 19 March 2016 11: 05
    Submariners and in peacetime at war with formidable sworn "friends". Good luck comrades. Happy Holidays.
  42. Koshak
    Koshak 19 March 2016 11: 09
    Author of text (words):
    Grebennikov S.
    Composer (music):
    Pakhmutova A.
    Text (words) of the song "Tired submarine" (print)

    Boat squeezed by wild pressure
    Given the trim trim aft
    That means guys are coming soon.
    At the periscopes they see a wave At the periscopes they see a wave
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
    Good from the distant sea
    Return to the native shores
    Even to our awkward dawns
    To our eternal polar snows
    To our eternal polar snows
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
    I do not apologize for the separation
    Though I had to be away from home
    Experience the depth of immersion
    The depth of your pure love
    The depth of your pure love
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
    Quiet on the pier at night
    You only know one
    When a tired submarine from the depths goes home
  43. sds87
    sds87 19 March 2016 12: 50
    All submariners on a holiday! Today I will raise a glass at the festive table for all of you (I have DR today). Himself submariners can not be in any way - there is a lot of growth is contraindicated.)))
  44. pts-m
    pts-m 19 March 2016 12: 54
    The Russian submarine fleet is one of the best fleets of the Earth! And the late Tsar Nikolai || I still doubted it, signing an order on a submarine flotilla in Vladivostok, which also said about the monetary allowance of the staff ... officers can choose any salary, since these gasoline lighters will not last for a long time because they burn often ... here's the grandmother she said in two.
  45. Bijo
    Bijo 19 March 2016 13: 27
    Always envied sailors, especially submariners, a heroic profession. Happy men!
    Photo from Google Zapadnaya Litsa, "Dmitry Donskoy"
  46. magician
    magician 19 March 2016 14: 16
    Happy holiday divers! So that the number of dives is always equal to the number of ascent! Respect to you from us!
  47. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 19 March 2016 15: 11
    Happy holiday, dear submariners! I wish you good health, success and happiness. Let's drink for it, for those at sea for the thirsty and the afflicted, for those on watch and guardhouse ...
    PS. There was such a toast in "our" time.
  48. Pencil
    Pencil 19 March 2016 15: 29
    Happy holiday to all! That's just a pity that so far not a single submarine commander has made Nesterov’s loop in the ocean))) ...
  49. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 19 March 2016 15: 42
    Happy Holidays for all divers and their loved ones !!!!
    The article does not mention VVMIOLU them. F.E. Dzerzhinsky. Father, after completing four courses at the Pushkin Higher Naval Engineering School named after VI Lenin, specializing in "Diesel installations of surface ships" was transferred to the school. Dzerzhinsky, where they were retrained in a year and a half for another specialty "Nuclear Power Plants of Submarines". He was in the second issue of specials. faculty. It is a pity that very few people are alive since this release. These people could tell a lot about the formation of the nuclear submarine fleet.
    Monument to Leonid Gavrilovich Osipenko - the first Commander of the Lenin Komsomol and the Commander of the Obninsk training center in Obninsk.
  50. Dmitriy51
    Dmitriy51 19 March 2016 17: 19
    Happy Holidays!