MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today in St. Petersburg the memory of the crew of the battleship “Marat”, who died on September 23, 1941, was honored.
Servicemen of the Western Military District and sailors of the Baltic Fleet laid flowers at the crew’s mass grave, and the laying ceremony took place in Kronstadt at the quay wall of the Leningrad Naval Base, where the crew died. Military honors were given to the victims by the company of the guard of honor of the Western Military District and the Admiralty Orchestra. The crew of the gun ship-museum “Restless” fired a memorable afternoon shot.
Also on the destroyer for veterans, sailors, and junior soldiers, specialists from the Patriot Park of the Western Military District conducted an excursion around the exposition dedicated to the participation of the Baltic Fleet in the Great Patriotic War.
From the first day of the Great Patriotic War, the battleship “Marat” was in service in Kronstadt. On September 4, 1941, “Marat” was used in Leningrad to shell German ground positions. 24 German shells that hit the stern before September 16 did not cause serious damage. However, on September 16, after being hit by 2 bombs, one of the 120-mm guns went out of action, while 30 people were wounded, and 15. On September 23, the battleship was attacked, as a result of which two dropped bombs detonated the main caliber turret. In fact, the ship was broken into two parts. The death toll was 325 people, including the ship’s commander.
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