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Special tactical doctrine of deep-sea divers of the Northern Fleet

Tactical and special training of deep-sea divers fleet on the rise of military equipment from the sunken transport "Thomas Donaldson" (Barents Sea)

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  1. Vikxnumx
    Vikxnumx 27 July 2016 07: 01
    Normal combat is visible! Well done! Preparation of underwater work on the level!
    Thanks to all participants in the work! Thanks to the author for the photo report.
    1. ICT
      ICT 27 July 2016 07: 34
      Quote: VIK1711
      Normal combat is visible!

      the result of the work is visible, but according to the work itself, the information is zero or slightly less request
  2. svp67
    svp67 27 July 2016 07: 09
    Well done !. It is actually seen that there is equipment and people for such work.
  3. qwert
    qwert 27 July 2016 07: 53
    The right teachings. Effective. More to such finds and climbs
  4. Dr. Sorge
    Dr. Sorge 27 July 2016 09: 09
    What interesting informative materials. Thank you for the article.
  5. Tsoy
    Tsoy 27 July 2016 09: 33
    it was possible to scribble at least a little text since there is information. And then nothing is clear.

    “On the ship“ Thomas Donaldson ”there were more than 6 thousand tons of various cargoes, including a lot of military equipment, including even railway cars and locomotives,” explains the commander of the Northern Fleet 86 rescue squad of the Northern Fleet Alexander Ulyanov.

    The vessel torpedoed 20 March 1945 of the year. The transporter sank at the entrance to the Kola Bay, near the island of Kildin. Together with him, the destroyer of preservation was also killed.

    Built in 1944. Crew 34 man, loss of 4 sailor. It's funny that in the database on sunken ships the status is unknown ...
  6. Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich
    Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich 27 July 2016 10: 51
    Does anyone know how deep they work?
    1. In100gram
      In100gram 27 July 2016 15: 07
      Quote: Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich
      Does anyone know how deep they work?

      In the area of ​​60 meters

      Two in one: both the teachings and the curiosities for the museum raise
  7. DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer 27 July 2016 11: 28
    Wow - got the "firefly"!
    1. Karlssalone
      Karlssalone 27 July 2016 12: 55
      considering that he was sailing towards us, it was just Tank M4A2 76 (W) "lights" fought in Normandy and further along the route
      1. Thomas I do not believe40
        Thomas I do not believe40 27 July 2016 16: 24
        August 03 2014

        The Sherman Firefly medium tank, which was sent to the USSR under Lend-Lease during the Great Patriotic War, nevertheless reached the Arctic Circle.

        The car, which had been in the hold of the flooded Thomas Donaldson transport for more than half a century, now stands at the Aviation Museum in Safonovo.

        Next to it, the heavy tank KV-1C and anti-tank self-propelled guns ISU-152 sparkle with fresh paint, replacing the pirated copy of the KV-1 at the combat post at the museum KV-2.

        Now this tank has its own history. By the way, it was on such a "firefly" that Major Radley-Walters, known to many schoolchildren, knocked out and destroyed 18 tanks and assault guns of the Germans.

        Photo by Anastasia CHERNIKOVO
        1. Karlssalone
          Karlssalone 28 July 2016 00: 08
          The "firefly" had a curved gun mantlet, here it was vertical, and the gun itself had a characteristic 17-pounder muzzle brake plus viewing "protrusions" on the fur's frontal armor and the radio operator gunner here was the same model as in the movie "Rage" and the most important thing was " firefly "the gun lock was on the stern on the left, here in the photo it is in front, and the journalists could have made a mistake in identification. In addition, there were not so many "fireflies" in the tank forces of Britain to be scattered around on Lend-Lease.
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          3. Thomas I do not believe40
            Thomas I do not believe40 28 July 2016 11: 16
            Man Carlson, I was wrong, I admit my mistake. Here and believe the media.
            This is a Sherman M4A1 (76) W with a 76 mm M1A2 gun
            Divers have been training on this ship for 2 years.
  8. Semen_ku
    Semen_ku 27 July 2016 14: 57
    It is completely not clear: divers worked or not.
    If YES then: in what equipment, what depths, conditions under water (current, light, etc.), how many hours under water ??
    In general, working under water is not a word in the article. Why did they write?
  9. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 27 July 2016 15: 04
    It looks like they also raised the American version of "Erlikon" (2, 8 and 10 photos). The sleeves are exactly from him.
  10. Vik66
    Vik66 28 July 2016 11: 58
    Admirals and caperanges in the photo stand with their hands behind their backs, being afraid to stain in rust smile Not to put on field robes, gloves and touch historical artifacts ... "White bone", damn it! angry
    1. INTA_VEGA
      INTA_VEGA 23 September 2016 14: 34
      Well you date! These are not young leytehi "touch and touch",
      they have modern "pieces of iron" in management, and you slip rust into their hands :-)
      and still clinging - the wife will scold))))

      Although they rather hold their hands like this, because it seems like "according to the regulations", and the political officers need to make a plot, here gentlemen officers are terribly embarrassed to shoot photographs at the camera and show their fingers with burrs.