MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today in Vilyuchinsk, the participants of the operational gathering of the leadership of the Navy, which is taking place at the base of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces, honored the memory of the Pacific Fleet submariners who died in the line of duty and laid a wreath and flowers at the monument to the crew of the L-16 submarine.
The assignment was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the commanders of the fleets and the Caspian Flotilla, officers of the Main Command of the Navy, servicemen of the Pacific Fleet, and the youth army. In memory of the submariners who died in the battles for the freedom and independence of our Motherland, a weapon salute was fired.
The laying was completed by the passage of the Guard of Honor company and the military personnel of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces.
L-16 – Soviet diesel-electric submarine of the Second World War. The boat was laid down in 1935 at the plant in Nikolaev and in the form of separate sections was transported to Vladivostok, to plant No. 202 (now Dalzavod), where it was assembled and launched in July 1936.
In 1942, the boat was chosen to reinforce the Northern Fleet and set off for the passage from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, through the Panama Canal, to Polyarny. On October 11, 1942, the L-16 was torpedoed by an unknown submarine on the approaches to the Panama Canal. The entire crew was killed.
In memory of the deceased L-16 and its crew members, a monument was erected in Vilyuchinsk in 1966, which is the cabin of the L-16 submarine.
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