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As part of the joint activities of the Russian Geographical Society and the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, a military-patriotic action was organized at the Central Range of the Russian Federation to perpetuate the memory of the Guards destroyer “Gremyashchy”.

During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. the legendary destroyer took part in the convoy of caravans carrying out lend-lease deliveries from allied countries to the USSR. At the same time, not a single guarded vessel was sunk. According to official data, during the years of combat service, “Thundering” during naval battles shot down 14 enemy aircraft, sunk 1 German submarine.

After being withdrawn from the Northern Fleet, the destroyer took part in nuclear weapons tests at the Novaya Zemlya test site as an experimental ship.

At the monument to the soldiers of the North Sea who died during the Great Patriotic War defending the Arctic, a solemn meeting was held dedicated to the advancement of the expeditionary detachment to the Chernaya Bay. During the expedition, a memorial plaque will be installed at the site of the legendary guards destroyer. Removed weapons
and the buildings will be included in the exposition of the Patriot park of the Central training ground of the Russian Federation.

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